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Open Access Models, Policies and Costs

A study on Open Access Models, Policies and Costs (available only in Portuguese) has been published, within the framework of the implementation of the National Open Science Policy. This work includes a characterization of the evolution of academic communication and current publication models, an analysis and comparison of open access policies and a prediction of potential cost at national level to access articles in scientific journals. It concludes with a set of recommendations for the different institutions of the system,  which may contribute to reduce costs and improve conditions of access to scientific information.

This document, developed by FCT, is part of the National Strategy for Open Science, promoted by the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education, and intends to contribute to the broad discussion on the different Open Access alternatives to scientific publications. It is available on the FCT Open Access page and on the Open Science page.