When publishing it is recommended to consider publication in open access (OA). OA is an online open and free full-text access to journal articles, research data and reports. Publishing in OA allows reading, usage, distribution and copying the OA material as long as the author is cited correctly. Such publication is in some instances a choice, but demands for publishing research in OA are steadily increasing. The RU policy on Open Access from 2014 urges RU researchers to publish in OA.
There are two main routes to OA publishing; the Golden Route and the Green Route. The Golden Route is publication in OA journals which usually entails costs that the author or the author's institution have to cover. The Green Route consists in concurrent publication and archiving in a repository, either institutional or a subject repository (i.e. arXiv.org, Europe PMC).
Information on OA publication strategy of individual publishers and journals is accessible at SherpaRomeo.
Opin vísindi (Open Science) - is an institutional repository for peer-reviewed articles published in open access by Icelandic Universities i.e. data published in Iceland or abroad by scientists affiliated with Icelandic universities and/or research institutions
OpenAIRE - Portal and repository for scientific product of research sponsored by EU, i.e. a collection of scientific articles and data, information on scientists and their ID's, grants and scientific institutions
OpenDOAR - List of open access scientific repositories
ORCID - stands for Open Researcher and Contributor Identification - facilitates application and search for scientific and academic author identification number
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes authors from other authors (disambiguate their name) an essential part of how researchers can keep track of their identity as they publish material
Creative Commons - a collection of terms and licenses authors can label their intellectual property with and thereby allowing its usage as long as it is properly cited
Declarations and strategies on open access
Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
Further information on open access
Open Access Opportunities and Challenges EU manual 2008
Open Access Overview - Peter Suber director of Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and director of Harvard Open Access Project
OA strategy of the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis)
OA strategy of the European Union.
Open access - H2020 Online manual - European Union
Plan S - Founders are Science Europe along with other stakeholders in research.
“With effect from 2021, all scholarly publications on the results from research funded by public or private grants provided by national, regional and international research councils and funding bodies, must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo.” Principles and implementation of Plan S.