Answered By: Clara Fowler
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017     Views: 21

Open Access repositories are collections of online content with structure metadata that describes the items.  Repositories are indexed in search engines making the content discoverable by a wide audience.  A majority of Open Access repositories contain peer reviewed journal articles, however, there are an increasing number of repositories storing data sets, figures, and other information.  Repositories are usually affiliated with a research institution, a university, or a scholarly organization.  A few countries with strong open access initiatives have set up repositories to support the Open Science work.  Content available in repositories is primarily deposited by the author. Funding requirement or institution mandates can increase the number of available resources.

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Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)

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