Open acess repositories: current states of Islamic countries in Green Road of open access publishing
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Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions . The objective of open-access is to maximize research impact by maximizing research access . In fact the Basic reason behind the open access movement was the rapidly increasing cost of many scholarly journals. Which means that Journal prices have risen faster than library budget and inflation rate, as a result , it lead to cancellation of journals subscriptions in large numbers . This event is called price crises in history of scholarly serials . With the coming out of electronic journals it was expected that electronic scholarly journals besides improving the speed of research communication and enhancing informal discussion between scholars, able to reduce the publishing cost too,  but it caused to another crises, permission crisis . It means that, even when libraries pay, they are restricted by licensing terms and software locks that prevent them from using electronic journals in the same full and free way that they may now use print journals . Obviously serial crisis represents a gap between the proportion of the literature that libraries can access and the information that researchers need to be effective . To address these issues a meeting was convened in Budapest in December 2001. The purpose of the meeting was to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet.2 Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) was the result of this meeting that published in February 2002. BOAI identified two parallel and complementary strategies that could be used to move towards a fairer, more equitable, and more efficient communications system. These were self-archiving and open-access journals . According to BOAI, open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal; Self-archiving and a new generation of open-access journals are the ways to achieve this goal.
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