Book on Open Access

Information about a book entitled: “Science Dissemination using Open Access” is available via:


This book aims to guide the scientific community on the requirements of Open Access, and the plethora of low-cost solutions available. A compendium of selected literature on Open Access is presented to increase the awareness of the potential of open publishing in general.

The book also aims to encourage decision makers in academia and research centers to adopt institutional and regional Open Access Journals and Archives to make their own scientific results public and fully searchable on the Internet.

Editors: Enrique Canessa and Marco Zennaro
Publisher: ICTP – The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy)
First edition: July 2008
PDF (6.1 MB): 207 pages.

From the “Credits”:

This book was prepared for the ICTP Workshop on “Using Open Access Models for Science Dissemination” held in Trieste, Italy in July 2008 carried out in collaboration with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP).

Part 1 is entitled: “Selected Literature”, and provides background information about Open Access, including sections on “Open Access to science in Developing Countries”.

Part 2, beginning on page 135/207 of the PDF (page 125 of the book), is entitled “Software”. There are sections on EPrints, DSpace, Self-Archiving, Open Access archives (ArXiv, Open Access services at ICTP, HAL), E-LIS, Open Journals System, Topaz and CDS Invenio.


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