Growing advocacy for transparency and access to results of clinical trials has prompted considerable debate on the topic of open access publishing and highlighted a lack of common understanding of what open access is, why it is important, and how it works. Consistent with our goal of promoting greater transparency in industry-sponsored publications, MPIP has developed a reference site to raise awareness of open access, including its importance in meeting shared transparency goals.
Authors and publications professionals can encounter challenges when searching for open access publishing options at journals. Open access options can vary by funding source as well as by journal, and this information is not readily available on journal websites. Thus, it can be challenging to obtain current information without contacting the journal. To address this gap, MPIP created the Open Access Journal Tool for Industry (OA-JTI), a free and unique resource to help authors and publications professionals find open access publishing options by journal and therapeutic area for industry-sponsored research.
Within the tool, options are available to filter by therapeutic area, copyright policy, publisher, title, open access article policy, and open access journal publishing model.
Handy, printable pocket guide to various OA models and licenses.