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Open Access: Green Open Access Day 2024

Open Access


What is Green Open Access Day?

Green OA Day is a grassroots library initiative to promote and educate about green open access (OA). Also referred to as self-archiving, green OA is when authors make a version of their published, pay-to-access works freely accessible on some kind of website or repository so that anyone with internet access can read and learn from it.

Green OA is a cost-effective and equitable pathway to making research open access, especially for authors who can’t afford to pay the article processing fees charged by Gold OA journals. It’s also a pathway towards meeting funder requirements for open access!

Please see our events below to learn more about green open access at Yale and don't forget to check out our quiz to see what you already know! 

Green Open Access Day Events