Green open access means making material open access in a repository.
A few important points to make about green open access:
- Open access repositories do not usually carry out peer-review themselves
- Material made available in a repository is often made available via other means too
- For example, articles are typically published in a journal as well
- If a journal article is made available via green open access, this is subject to the conditions applied by the journal or its publisher
- Some allow author-final copies to be made available, some allow other forms of the article to be made available, some allow no form of the article to be made available
- Some impose embargo periods on green open access deposits
- Repositories can store content from open access journals, traditionally-published journals, hybrid journals and other sources too
You can find out whether a journal or publisher supports green open access and see how to deposit your work in e-space, Manchester Metropolitan University's institutional repository, by following guidance on the e-space homepage.