Open Access

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Open Access publishing (OA) refers to unrestricted online access to published scholarly works. See Open access (publishing) for more media, directly related to Open Access.

OA icons[edit]

Open Access logo PLoS white.svg Logo originally created by the Public Library of Science (PLoS).

There is one variant with white background and one variant with transparent background.

Open Access PLoS.svg OA logo with text.
Closed Access logo white.svg Closed Access logo, adopted from the PLoS OA logo.

There is one variant with white background and one variant with transparent background.

Closed Access logo alternative.svg Alternative Closed Access logo to better distinguish open and closed logos
Oa 80x15 orange.png Open Access web banner (80x15)

Icons, 10x16px Open access Closed access Closed access

Icons, 20x32px Open access Closed access Closed access

Related concepts[edit]

Open Access is not equal to but related to Open data and Creative Commons licenses, which grant more rights in addition to access. See also the similar Open Data logo.

  • CC0-icon-80x15.png - Public Domain (aka CC-zero)
  • Od 80x15 blue.png - Open Data (implies rights to access, use, reuse and redistribute)
  • Oc 80x15 blue.png - Open Content (ditto, could be CC0, CC-BY or CC-BY-SA)
  • Ok 80x15 blue.png - Open Knowledge
  • Os 80x15 blue.png - Open Service
  • CC-BY-icon-80x15.png - Creative Commons BY license Creative Commons icons for more icons
  • CC-BY-SA-icon-80x15.png - Creative Commons BY-SA license
  • CC-BY-ND-icon-80x15.png - Creative Commons BY-ND license
  • CC-BY-NC-icon-80x15.png - Creative Commons BY-NC license
  • CC-BY-NC-SA-icon-80x15.png - Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license
  • CC-BY-NC-ND-icon-80x15.png - Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license