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Open Access Models, Policies, and Costs

A study on Open Access Models, Policies and Costs was published as part of the implementation of the National Open Science Policy. This work includes a characterization of the evolution of scholarly communication and current publication models, an analysis and comparison of open access policies, and a forecast of the potential cost at the national level for accessing journal articles. It concludes with a set of recommendations, for the different institutions in the system, whose compliance may contribute to reducing costs and improving the conditions of access to scientific information.

This document developed by FCT is part of the National Strategy for Open Science promoted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and is intended to be a contribution to the wider discussion on the different Open Access alternatives for scientific publications. It is available on the FCT Open Access and Open Science pages.