Open Access (OA)
Open Access (OA) means accessing original peer-reviewed articles without any restriction. Open Access (OA) concept was originally initiated by “Open Society Institute” to promote Open Access (OA) in a conference at Budapest, Hungary on December 1st-2nd, 2001 which was named as “Budapest Open Access Initiative [BOAI]”.
BOAI on its 10th Anniversary in 2012 has made recommendations for the next ten years on the below topics:
- On policy
- On licensing and reuse
- On infrastructure and sustainability
- On advocacy and coordination
Open Access (OA) theme was also discussed in a one-day meeting with a group of 24 people, which is popularly known as “Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing”  which was held on 11th of April, 2003 at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA. This group has given a new definition to Open Access (OA) i.e., “The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit, and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship” and from which every article is “deposited immediately upon initial Publications in at least one online repository”.
In a separate Conference held in October, 2003 known as Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” which was hosted by Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany was to discuss about the Open Access Movement. There are more than 240 scientific organizations that have signed the declaration.
After all the efforts made by different scientific organizations, societies and institutions Open Access (OA) has now made its own identity in the scientific world.
Openventio Publishers being a born-OA type fully supports all the previously held initiatives towards the OA concept and thus publishes all its articles in the Journals openly.