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What does OA stand for?

OA stands for Open Access

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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However, if open access were utilized for all scientific articles, a subsidy of approximately 2 to 3 billion dollars per year would be required (personal communication, Regina Klein, Elsevier Publications, March 2004).
An Open Access Publishing Conference was convened in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 7, 2004, by the libraries of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Emory University.
The enabling information and communication technologies (ICTs) as well as the frustrating journal prices prompted scholarly community to devise an alternative scholarly publishing system whose aim is to achieve a wider distribution of scholarly content without price or copyright restrictions to end users, thus providing impetus towards the concept of open access (Bjork, 2004, Yiatis, 2005 & Moller, 2006).
M2 BEST BOOKS-(C)2000-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD BioMed Central, a pioneer in open access publishing, has hit back at claims by traditional publishers that the open access model would prove too expensive to maintain in the UK.