Glossary of OA Policy Terms

Do you find yourself getting a bit confused on the differences between Gold OA and Green OA? Or perhaps the terms postprint, preprint, and author accepted manuscript (AAM) have been a bit hard for you to define…

There is a lot of OA lingo that can be a bit confusing for those new to topics related to open access – thankfully there are people out there trying to make that easier for us!

COAPI (Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions) has just announced their publication of the COAPI Glossary which brings together many important terms related to open access and OA policies. The glossary is part of a larger Toolkit that contains many helpful resources for those attempting to pass or implement open access policies. I hope you’ll take a moment to look through the free resources available and also share them with others!