Open access for operational research publications from low- and middle-income countries: who pays?

R Zachariah, A M V Kumar, A J Reid, R Van den Bergh, P Isaakidis, B Draguez, P Delaunois, S B Nagaraja, A Ramsay, J C Reeder, O Denisiuk, E Ali, M Khogali, S G Hinderaker, R J Kosgei, J van Griensven, G L Quaglio, D Maher, N E Billo, R F TerryA D Harries

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Abstract

Open-access journal publications aim to ensure that new knowledge is widely disseminated and made freely accessible in a timely manner so that it can be used to improve people's health, particularly those in low- and middle-income countries. In this paper, we briefly explain the differences between closed- and open-access journals, including the evolving idea of the 'open-access spectrum'. We highlight the potential benefits of supporting open access for operational research, and discuss the conundrum and ways forward as regards who pays for open access.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Health Action
Volume4
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
ISSN2220-8372
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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