Open Access Initiative (OAI)

Le site CDNSS veut promouvoir les logiciels open source (gratuits) et l'accès des visiteurs aux résultats de recherche et d'articles scientifiques en générale sans restrictions, sans nécessité de payer des frais d'inscription, d'abonnement ou par article téléchargé.

Open access to peer-reviewed research articles, grey literature

Extracts from “ITM Research Output Accessible To All?,, Kris Didden, Library ITM, June 10th 2009

Def. Open Access

  • “free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles”
  • “give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited”


  • Collect, preserve and disseminate research output
  • Improve the visibility of the Institute’s scholarly publications
  • Centralize its contents and metadata
  • Self-archive the research output and provide open access to it
  • Preserve digital grey literature


  • Open source software  (DSpace, Eprints, Fedora, Open Repository, Drupal)
  • “Digital libraries” but with full text linked
  • Include research output (peer-reviewed articles, other document types), theses, learning objects…
  • Subject-based, institutional (private organizations, academic, research institutes), OA Journals…
  • Global: >1400

Publish in Open Access Journals – Gold Road

  • Peer-reviewed
  • Copyright © remains with the author
  • Restrictions depend on the author’s / publisher’s preferences
  • Creative Commons licences
  • ‘Libre’ vs. ‘Gratis’
  • ‘Pure’ Gold vs. hybrid vs. delayed open access

 Self-archive Articles - Green Road

  • Publish article in traditional (‘toll-access’) journal
  • Archive the author version in a subject or institutional repository in compliance with publisher’s archiving policy
  • >90% of journals accept some form of self-archiving

A. Quelles sont les articles qui puissent m'aider á comprendre le mouvement "open access" ?
B. Quelles sont les institutions et sites essentielles ?

Open Medicine
A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal


The chain of communication in health science: from researcher to health worker through open access.
Open Medicine, Vol 3, No 3 (2009)

ITM Research Output Accessible To All?
Kris Didden, Library ITM, June 10th 2009
OMS Bulletin
Open access: a giant leap towards bridging health inequities.
The Open Access Advantage
Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada


Edited by G. Eysenbach; This is a non-peer-reviewed article. submitted 11.05.06; accepted 11.05.06; published 15.05.06
Eysenbach G
The Open Access Advantage
J Med Internet Res 2006;8(2):e8
doi: 10.2196/jmir.8.2.e8
PMID: 16867971

ULJ - Urban Library Journal
How the Success of Open Access Publishing Can Stimulate Improved Access to Grey Literature.


Summary of a Presentation by Marcus A. Banks, Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library, New York University School of Medicine

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook
Practical Steps for Implementing Open Access


OASIS aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it. The site highlights developments and initiatives from around the world, with links to diverse additional resources and case studies.

PKP - Public Knowledge Project


The Public Knowledge Project  is dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research. The partnership brings together faculty members, librarians, and graduate students dedicated to exploring whether and how new technologies can be used to improve the professional and public value of scholarly research.
Its research program is investigating the social, economic, and technical issues entailed in the use of online infrastructure and knowledge management strategies to improve both the scholarly quality and public accessibility and coherence of this body of knowledge in a sustainable and globally accessible form. It continues to be an active player in the open access movement, as it provides the leading open source software for journal and conference management and publishing.

Editorial Resources:

Document très utile:

Directories / Search Engines:

DMOZ- Open Directory Project


The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.

Other Ressources and links


SPARC Europe is a voice for the European research library community and we provide the support and tools it needs in order to bring about positive change to the system of scholarly communications

The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development


The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development works with developing country scientists and publishers to improve access to the world's research literature and to raise the visibility of research findings published in developing countries. It provides information, advocacy and support.

SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)


SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) is a bibliographic database and a model for cooperative electronic publishing in developing countries originally from Brazil. The database contains 815 scientific journals from different countries in free and universal access, full-text format. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)