UNESCO's Global Open Access Portal Now Online
From the News Release:
The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) presents a snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world.
For countries that have been more successful in implementing Open Access, the portal highlights critical success factors and aspects of the enabling environment. For countries and regions that are still in the early stages of Open Access development, the portal identifies key players, potential barriers and opportunities.
The portal has country reports from over 148 countries with weblinks to over 2000 initiatives/projects in Member States. The portal is supported by an existing Community of Practice (CoP) on Open Access on the WSIS Knowledge Communities Platform that has over 1400 members.
The GOAP is a knowledge portal that has the following features:
- Country-wise distilled knowledge on the status of Open Access
- Key organizations engaged in OA in Member States
- Thematic focus areas of OA
- Important publications on OA coming from different regions of the world
- Critical assessment of major barriers to OA in each country
- Potential of OA in UNESCO Member States
- Funding and deposit mandates
- Links to OA initiatives in the world
The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP), launched together with the revamped Open Training Platform (OTP) and the first UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Platform, provides the information for policy-makers to learn about the global OA environment and to view their country’s status, and understand where and why Open Access has been most successful.
Direct to Global Open Access Portal (GOAP)
- OA Projects by Region
- Key OA Organizations
- Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)
- Directory of Open Access Journals
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