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  • Main Title Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
  • Series Title Open Guidelines Series


  • Author: Swan, Alma
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Webpage: http://www.libraryresource.com/


  • Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Web: http://www.unesco.org/


  • Name: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Place of Publication: Paris, France
    Additional Info: Web: http://www.unesco.org/


  • Creation: 2012


  • English


  • Content Description: UNESCO issued this publication to demystify the concept of Open Access (OA) and to provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. Building capacities in Member States for Open Access is a necessary but not sufficient condition for promotion of the concept. Creating an enabling policy environment for OA is therefore a priority. This publication will serve the needs of OA policy development at the government, institutional and funding agency level. The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access. The guidelines are not prescriptive in nature, but are suggestive to facilitate knowledge-based decision-making to adopt OA policies and strengthen national research systems.
  • Physical Description: 76 p.


  • Keyword: open access publishing
  • Keyword: open access
  • Keyword: education
  • Keyword: access to information
  • Keyword: digital resources


  • Name: General Collection
    Code: UNTGC


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Available in Open Access to copy, distribute and transmit the work for non-commercial purposes with appropriate attribution to the work. Some rights reserved for adaptation and derivative works. Permission must be taken from UNESCO for commercial use. Adaptation and derivatives of the work should not carry the UNESCO logo, and UNESCO shall not be responsible for any distortion of facts therein. Distortion, mutilation, modification of a Work leading to derogatory action in relation to the author of the work, the Work, and reputation of UNESCO and its Member States will be treated as breach of the Open Access provision. The person/institution responsible for the adaptation/derivative work shall be responsible for legal action, if any, and shall indemnify UNESCO from any liability arising out of such action.

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Text


  • OCLC: 785627697
  • ISBN: 978-92-3-001052-2
  • URL: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002158/215863e.pdf
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc141806