Open Access

Open Access

Open access (OA) is a publication model that seeks to achieve immediatefreepermanent and independent online access to the results of publicly funded science and research. 

Characteristics of open access


  • immediate = access to the results should be provided at the latest when they are published (or even before publishing – e.g. in a preprint repository), it is access without a time embargo 
  • free = access to the results should be available free of charge to end users 
  • permanent = access should be provided in the long term - results must be archived 
  • independent = results should not be read-only, but should be published so that they can be reused (e.g. by publishing under a public license


There are two basic open access models – green and gold route to open access. 

More information



Mgr. Martin Simota (Faculty coordinator OA and project coordinator RKV II)

tel. 222 112 295

e-mail: martin [DOT] simota [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz