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What does OA stand for?

OA stands for Original Article

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Nevertheless, often the book is being cited, possibly because authors do not realize that citing the original article is more appropriate.
I quite understand Frank Dutour's letter regarding the pros and cons of Lagos and Accra, Nigeria and Ghana as locations for a thriving business ('Letters', African Business, January 2010 issue, responding to the original article 'Which is better for business', African Business?
I found the original article to be an accurate portrayal of one aspect of the complicated federal Medicaid eligibility criteria, which also permits recoupment of the state expenditures from the recipient's resources without the state's necessarily returning the federal matching funds it had previously received.
Dower, President, Forest Stewardship Council, via e-mail Editor's Note: The original article did cover many of the FSC's unquestionable benefits as outlined by Dower, including several of his specific examples.
We would support a discussion of the ethics of various hypothetical procedures, so long as it didn't entail exaggerated, anxiety-inducing estimates of the likelihood of their imminent use; but even a casual reading of Hinrichs' original article will reveal several futuristic "possible examples" of hair-raising invasions of privacy that we believe would turn many readers, unable to distinguish between science and science fiction in this field, against the whole idea of neuroscience research.