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What are the Types of Open Access Research Journal

Today I will be discussing about the various types of Open Access (OA) journal articles. This has become imperative given the growing demand and support it has garnered over the fifteen years of its emergence. Event in recent years have shown an increasing number of individual authors, reviewers, funding agencies (both governments, private, and non-governmental), institutions, universities, libraries, publishers etc, embracing Open Access research article publication. The advent of several technological tools such Unpaywall, DOAJ, the infamous Sci-hub, various academic social networks like ResearchGate, Academia.edu etc have further increased the popularity of OA and brought about deeper scrutiny of the traditional toll access publication process. To worsen matters, the increasing cost of toll access journal subscriptions, further propelled the adoption of OA as a viable alternative by several stakeholders. Furthermore, research has shown that, on the average, Open Access articles receive about 18% more citations than toll access articles, indicating an increased use of OA articles. 1