Open access routes/models

Traditional Subscription-Based Journals: Journals that require authors to transfer copyright to the journal, which then has exclusive rights to the article.

Gold Open Access Journals: Journals that automatically and immediately make their articles available online to all at no cost to readers.

Green Open Access option: Journals that permit authors to self-archive their articles in OA repositories. Most major publishers allow authors to self-archive a pre-copyedited version of their work.