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  • This page is temporarily closed to public edits while the project (1) works out methods for communal governance and (2) builds software to deal with approved and deprecated tags. To suggest edits to this page, contact Peter Suber.

One pre-defined project tag

  • There is only one pre-defined project tag, oa.new. Use this tag for OA developments that are new within the last six months, at the time of tagging. Also use it for new articles and comments about older developments.

Many user-defined project tags

  • The project supports user-defined "subtopic tags" for classifying OA-related web pages.
  • This is the folksonomy side of OATP. The project does not presuppose a consensus ontology or standard vocabulary for OA, but harnesses user activity to support the evolution of one.

Many approved project tags

  • Once the project approves certain tags for certain subtopics, it actively encourages their use. Except for oa.new, all of these started as user-defined tags and have been approved by the project for inclusion in the OATP tag vocabulary.
  • OATP uses the power of TagTeam to convert deprecated tags to approved tags automatically.
    • Note that this process only affects tag records in TagTeam itself, for example, for publishing output feeds and searching. If you tagged items on another platform (such as CiteULike or Delicious), and asked OATP to subscribe to your feeds from that platform, then your original tags will remain unchanged. Only the OATP copies of those tags will show the effects of this automatic conversion.
  • This list of approved tags is not complete. So far it only includes approved tags in need of annotation. We update it regularly, to include newly approved tags and older approved tags that could benefit from annotation.
    • This list does not include approved national tags (oa.algeria, oa.brazil, oa.china), language tags (oa.german, oa.hindi, oa.italian), regional tags (oa.africa, oa.latin_america, oa.scandinavia). For more detail, see our separate page on tags by countries, continents, and regions.
    • Nor does this list include approved disciplinary tags (oa.anthropology, oa.biology, oa.chemistry) unless they are non-obvious or need annotation. For more detail, see our separate page on tags by fields or disciplines.

A

  • oa.access = for items about the extent of access to research (e.g. empirical studies about high prices, news stories about excluded readers, etc.)
    • Related: oa.budgets, oa.cancellations, oa.libraries, oa.prices
  • oa.ads = for items about advertising as a source of revenue for OA journals and other OA resources
    • Related: oa.business_models
    • Deprecated: oa.advertising
  • oa.advantage = for items about the thesis that OA articles are cited more often than non-OA articles, at least in part because they are OA (sometimes called the "OA advantage" or "OA citation advantage")
    • Related: oa.benefits, oa.citations, oa.impact, oa.incentives
  • oa.advocacy = for items about OA advocacy
    • Related: oa.benefits, oa.boycotts, oa.debates, oa.declarations, oa.petitions, oa.pledges, oa.signatures,
  • oa.altmetrics = for items about impact metrics other than Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
    • Related: oa.citations, oa.impact, oa.jif, oa.metrics, oa.usage
  • oa.annotation = for OA-related items about annotation
    • Related: oa.standards, oa.tools
  • oa.assessment = for OA-related items about research assessment
    • Related: oa.compliance, oa.deposits, oa.funding, oa.incentives, oa.policies, oa.quality
  • oa.attitudes = for items about stakeholder attitudes toward OA, e.g. documented in surveys
    • Related: oa.surveys
  • oa.audio = for audio recordings of OA-related talks, or items about OA for audio files
    • Related: oa.images, oa.presentations, oa.video
    • Deprecated: oa.podcasts
  • oa.authors = for OA-related items about the interests or perspectives of authors
    • Relatead: oa.orcids, oa.publishers
  • oa.awards = for items about awards to people, projects, or institutions for their contributions to OA
  • oa.awareness = for OA-related items about current-awareness systems
    • Related: oa.discoverability, oa.rss, oa.search, oa.tools
    • For items about stakeholder awareness of OA itself, see oa.ignorance, oa.misunderstandings
    • Deprecated: oa.current_awareness

B

  • oa.benefits = for items about the benefits of OA
    • Related: oa.advantage, oa.advocacy
    • Deprecated: oa.advantages
  • oa.best_practices = for items about OA-related best practices
    • Related: oa.deposits, oa.principles, oa.recommendations
  • oa.biology = for items about OA in the field of biology, broadly construed
    • Because this tag covers biology broadly construed, we discourage tags like oa.biochemistry (better to use both oa.biology and oa.medicine). For the time being, we accept oa.biomedicine but might eventually deprecate that one as well.
  • oa.books = for items about OA to books
    • Related: oa.books.sales, oa.case.books, oa.google.settlement, oa.google.books, oa.orphans, oa.pod, oa.textbooks
    • Deprecated: oa.ebooks, oa.monographs
  • oa.books.sales = for studies, news, and anecdotes on the question whether full-text OA editions of books help or hurt the sales of print editions
    • Related: oa.books, oa.business_models, oa.economics_of, oa.sales
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about June 2010.
  • oa.boycotts = for OA-related boycotts
    • Related: oa.advocacy, oa.petitions, oa.pledges, oa.signatures
  • oa.budgets = for OA-related items about budgets, especially library budgets
    • Related: oa.access, oa.cancellations, oa.libraries, oa.prices, oa.recession
  • oa.business = for OA-related developments in the field or academic discipline of business
    • Related: oa.industry
    • For the use of OA research by businesses, or research-driven manufacturers, oa.industry is the better tag.
  • oa.business_models = for items about business models for OA journals, books, and other OA resources
    • Related: oa.ads, oa.costs, oa.economics_of, oa.fees, oa.hybrid, oa.memberships, oa.monopoly, oa.no-fee, oa.offsets, oa.prices, oa.profits, oa.publishers, oa.publishing, oa.revenue, oa.sales, oa.sustainability

C

  • oa.cancellations = for items about the cancellation of subscription-based or non-OA journals
    • Related: oa.access, oa.budgets, oa.libraries, oa.prices
  • oa.case = for OA-related case studies
    • Related: oa.case.books, oa.case.funds, oa.case.impact, oa.case.journals, oa.case.policies.funders, oa.case.policies.universities, oa.case repositories, oa.case.sustainability
  • oa.case.books = for case studies of OA books or OA book publishers
    • Related: oa.books, oa.textbooks
  • oa.case.funds = for case studies of OA journal funds
    • Related: oa.funds
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about July 2010.
  • oa.case.impact = for case studies of OA's effect on research impact
    • Related: oa.altmetrics, oa.citations, oa.impact
  • oa.case.journals = for case studies of OA journals
    • Related: oa.gold, oa.journals
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about July 2010.
  • oa.case.policies.funders = for case studies of OA policies at funding agencies
    • Related: oa.funders
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about July 2010.
  • oa.case.policies.universities = for case studies of OA policies at universities
    • Related: oa.mandates, oa.policies
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about July 2010.
  • oa.case.repositories = for case studies of OA repositories
    • Related: oa.green, oa.repositories
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about July 2010.
  • oa.case.sustainability = for case studies of the sustainability of OA projects or resources
    • Related: oa.sustainability
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about July 2010.
  • oa.cc = "Creative Commons"
    • Related: oa.copyright, oa.libre, oa.licensing, oa.reuse
    • Deprecated: oa.creative_commons
  • oa.cfp = "call for papers"
    • Related: oa.cft
  • oa.cft = "call for tenders" (funding proposals or funding applications)
    • Related: oa.cfp, oa.funding
  • oa.citations = for OA-related items about citations, citation counts, or impact metrics based on citations
    • Related: oa.advantage, oa.altmetrics, oa.impact, oa.jif, oa.metrics
  • oa.cloud = for OA-related items about cloud computing or cloud storage
  • oa.code4oa = for items about software or web development in support of OA
    • Related: oa.apis, oa.floss, oa.intrastructure, oa.software, oa.tools
  • oa.comment = for comments on OA developments, e.g. in blog posts
    • For longer or formally published comments, consider oa.article
  • oa.compliance = for items about compliance with OA policies (e.g. rate of compliance, obstacles to compliance, tools for compliance, and so on)
    • Related: oa.deposits, oa.implementation, oa.incentives, oa.mandates, oa.obstacles, oa.policies, oa.tools
  • oa.conversions = for journals or other resources converting from non-OA to OA, or vice versa
    • Deprecated: oa.converting, oa.converted, oa.conversion.
  • oa.copyfraud = for OA-related developments pertaining to copyfraud (false claims of copyright)
    • Related: oa.copyright, oa.fair_use, oa.negative, oa.takedowns
  • oa.copyright = for OA-related developments pertaining to copyright (not for copyright developments without a clear OA connection)
    • Related: oa.cc, oa.fair_use, oa.guerilla, oa.legislation, oa.litigation, oa.orphans, oa.patents, oa.pd, oa.takedowns, oa.tk
    • Deprecated: oa.intellectual_property, oa.ip
  • oa.costs = for items related to the costs of producing OA resources (e.g. journals, repositories, books, etc.)
    • Related: oa.economics_of, oa.prices, oa.sustainability
  • oa.courseware = for items about open courseware
    • Related: oa.oer, oa.syllabi
  • oa.credibility = for items about the credibility of OA resources
    • Related: oa.misconduct, oa.predatory, oa.prestige, oa.quality, oa.reproducibility
  • oa.crowd = for OA-related items about crowd-sourcing, or OA resources making use of crowd-sourcing
    • Related: oa.wikis

D

  • oa.data = for items about open data (OA to datasets)
    • Related: oa.integration, oa.lod, oa.mandates.data, oa.metadata, oa.mining, oa.psi, oa.repositories.data
  • oa.debates = for items about disagreements between proponents and opponents of OA, or among proponents
    • Related: oa.advocacy, oa.objections
  • oa.declarations = for items about OA declarations, such as those from Budapest, Bethesda, and Berlin
    • Related: oa.advocacy, oa.definitions
  • oa.definitions = for items about the definitions of "open access" and other key terms
    • Related: oa.declarations, oa.terminology
  • oa.deliberating = for items about institutions considering or developing OA policies
  • oa.denmark = for items about OA in Denmark
    • This tag library is linked from Open-Access.dk, the Danish national OA site.
  • oa.deposits = for items about depositing work in OA repositories (assisting, encouraging, incentivizing, measuring, requiring, etc.)
    • Related: oa.best_practices, oa.compliance, oa.green, oa.implementation, oa.incentives, oa.ir, oa.mandates, oa.p&t, oa.policies, oa.repositories
  • oa.digitization = for items about OA-related digitization projects
    • Related: oa.ch, oa.images, oa.retro
  • oa.disciplines = for items about differences among the disciplines affecting the growth or uptake of OA
  • oa.discoverability = for items about the discoverability or visibility of OA resources
    • Related: oa.awareness, oa.search
  • oa.discussions = for items about discussions or discussion forums (listservs, mailing lists) about OA
    • Deprecated: oa.discussion
  • oa.dynamic = for items about dynamic (periodically updated or "living") OA works
    • Related: oa.versions, oa.wikis

E

  • oa.economics = for OA-related developments in the field or academic discipline of economics
    • For the economics of OA itself, use oa.economics_of
  • oa.economics_of = for items related to the economics of OA
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.costs, oa.fees, oa.monopoly, oa.no-fee, oa.prices, oa.profits, oa.redirection, oa.sustainability
    • For OA developments in the field of economics, use oa.economics
  • oa.ecr = for OA-related items about early-career researchers
  • oa.education = for OA-related developments in the field or academic discipline of education
    • For items on open educational resources, use oa.oer
    • For items on educating stakeholders about OA, use oa.advocacy
  • oa.etds = "electronic theses and dissertations"
    • Related: oa.students
  • oa.embargoes = for items about OA embargoes (delays between publication and OA)
  • oa.encouragement = for items about policies to encourage (rather than require) OA
    • Related: oa.incentives, oa.mandates, oa.pledges, oa.policies
  • oa.europe = for OA-related developments from the European Union or involving more than one European country
    • Related: also see national tags for EU member states, e.g. oa.france, oa.germany, oa.italy
    • Deprecated: oa.ec, oa.eu
  • oa.event = for items about an OA conference or workshop
    • Related: oa.presentation
    • Deprecated: oa.conference, oa.meeting, oa.workshop

F

  • oa.fees = for items about fees (such as publication fees, submission fees, or article processing charges) charged by OA journals or other OA resources, and items about funds or policies to pay such fees on behalf of authors
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.funders, oa.funds, oa.hybrid, oa.journals, oa.no-fee, oa.offsets, oa.sustainability
    • Deprecated: oa.apcs
  • oa.floss = "free/libre/open source software" (not for FLOSS developments without a clear OA connection)
    • Related: oa.code4oa, oa.software, oa.tools
    • Deprecated: oa.foss, oa.open_source
  • oa.formats = for OA-related items about file formats (e.g. EPUB, HTML, PDF, XML)
    • Related: oa.pdf, oa.rss, oa.wikis, oa.xml
  • oa.funders = for items about OA-related actions taken by (public or private) funding agencies
    • Related: oa.case.policies.funders, oa.funding, oa.funds, oa.incentives, oa.mandates, oa.policies
    • Related: tags for individual funders, e.g. oa.dfg, oa.nih, oa.wellcome (and so on)
    • Deprecated: oa.funder
  • oa.funding = for items about OA-related funding
    • Related: oa.cft, oa.funders, oa.funds, oa.incentives, oa.sustainability
  • oa.funds = for items about funds to pay publication fees at fee-based OA journals
    • Related: oa.case.funds, ,oa.fees, oa.funders, oa.funding

G

  • oa.geo = for items about OA research in any of the "geo" sciences (Earth science, geography, geology, etc.)
  • oa.gold = for items about gold OA, or OA delivered by journals
    • Related: oa.green, oa.journals, oa.overlay
  • oa.greece = for items about OA in Greece
    • This tag library is linked from openaccess.gr, the Greek national OA site.
  • oa.green = for items about green OA, or OA delivered by repositories
    • Related: oa.gold, oa.overlay, oa.repositories
  • oa.grey = for OA-related developments about grey literature
  • oa.growth = for items about the growth of OA
    • Related: oa.history_of, oa.milestones, oa.obstacles, oa.speed
  • oa.guerrilla = for items about unlawful methods for achieving OA
    • Related: oa.copyright
    • Deprecated: oa.guerilla

H

  • oa.history = for OA-related developments in the field or academic discipline of history
    • For the history of OA itself, use oa.history_of
  • oa.history_of = for items related to the history of OA
    • Related: oa.growth
    • For OA developments in the field of history, use oa.history
  • oa.humor = for humorous or satiric accounts OA-related developments
  • oa.hybrid = for items about hybrid OA journals (in which some articles are OA and some are not, at the author's choice)
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.fees, oa.journals, oa.offsets

I

  • oa.iceland = for items about OA in Iceland
    • This tag library is linked from OpenAccess.IS, the Icelandic national OA site.
  • oa.ignorance = for items about stakeholder ignorance of (or unfamiliarity with) of OA, e.g. documented in surveys
    • Related: oa.misunderstandings, oa.negative, oa.obstacles
  • oa.images = for items about OA for images
    • Related: oa.arts, oa.audio, oa.digitization, oa.museums,
  • oa.implementation = for items about the implementation of OA policies
    • Related: oa.compliance, oa.deposits, oa.incentives, oa.mandates, oa.policies
  • oa.incentives = for items about incentives or disincentives to provide OA to research
    • Related: oa.assessment, oa.compliance, oa.deposits, oa.encouragement, oa.funding, oa.implementation, oa.p&t
  • oa.industry = for items about the use of OA research in industry, or support for OA research from industry
    • Related: oa.patents, oa.pharma
    • The tag oa.business is used for items about OA-related developments in the field or academic discipline of business. For the use or support of OA research by businesses, oa.industry is the better tag.
  • oa.infrastructure = for items about infrastructure to provide or support OA
    • Related: oa.code4oa, oa.repositories, oa.software, oa.standards, oa.tools


  • oa.intelligibility = for OA-related items about accessibility in the sense of intelligibility
    • Related: oa.lay, oa.summaries
  • oa.integration = for items about integrating text and data (i.e. OA texts and OA data)
    • Related: oa.data, oa.interoperability
  • oa.interoperability = for OA-related items about interoperability
    • Related: oa.apis, oa.integration, oa.mashups, oa.oai, oa.standards,
  • oa.intro = for items that restate the basics for newcomers
  • oa.ir = "institutional repository" or "institutional repositories"
    • Related: oa.compliance, oa.deposits, oa.green, oa.repositories, oa.universities
    • Deprecated: oa.institutional_repositories, oa.repositories.institutional, oa.irs

J

  • oa.jif = "journal impact factors"
    • Related: oa.altmetrics, oa.citations, oa.impact, oa.metrics
    • Deprecated: oa.if, oa.ifs, oa.impact_factor, oa.impact_factors
  • oa.journalism = for items about the use of OA research in the academic field of journalism, or the use of OA research by journalists
    • Related: oa.lay, oa.news
  • oa.journals = for items about peer-reviewed OA journals
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.case.journals, oa.gold, oa.hybrid, oa.overlay, oa.publishers, oa.publishing, oa.societies
    • Deprecated: oa.journal

L

  • oa.law = for items about OA research in the field of law
    • For items about laws affecting OA, see oa.legislation, oa.litigation, oa.treaties.
  • oa.lay = for items about OA for non-professional or lay readers
    • Related: oa.intelligibility, oa.journalism, oa.students, oa.summaries
  • oa.legislation = for items about bills or statutes pertaining to OA
    • Related: oa.copyright, oa.foi, oa.litigation, oa.mandates, oa.patents, oa.policies, oa.treaties
    • For items about OA research in the field or academic discipline of law, use oa.law .
  • oa.libarts = for items about OA at liberal arts colleges, as opposed to research universities or other kinds of institutions
  • oa.libass = for OA-related items about library associations
    • Related: oa.libraries
  • oa.libpub = for items about libraries as OA publishers
    • Related: oa.libraries, oa.publishers, oa.publishing
  • oa.librarians = for OA-related items about librarians
    • Related: oa.libraries, oa.people
  • oa.libraries = for OA-related items about libraries
    • Related: oa.budgets, oa.libass, oa.libpub, oa.librarians, oa.lis
  • oa.licensing = for items about licenses and licensing, especially open licenses and licensing
    • Related: oa.cc, oa.libre
    • Deprecated: oa.license, oa.licenses
  • oa.lis = "library and information science" (as a field of study or academic discipline)
  • oa.litigation = for items about lawsuits pertaining to OA
    • Related: oa.copyright, oa.legislation
    • For items about OA research in the field or academic discipline of law, use oa.law .
  • oa.loophole = for OA policies with loopholes or opt-outs for publishers (as opposed to opt-outs for authors), for example requiring OA "subject to copyright" or "except when publishers do not allow it"
    • Related: oa.mandates, oa.policies

M

  • oa.mandates = for items about policies (e.g. at universities or funding agencies) to require OA
    • Related: oa.compliance, oa.deposits, oa.encouragement, oa.implementation, oa.loophole, oa.mandates.data, oa.policies
    • Deprecated: oa.mandate
  • oa.mandates.data = for items about policies (e.g. at funding agencies or journals) to require open data
    • Related: oa.data, oa.mandates, oa.repositories.data
  • oa.mashups = for items about OA-related mashups
    • Related: oa.api, oa.interoperability, oa.standards, oa.tools
  • oa.medicine = for OA-related developments in the field or academic discipline of medicine
    • Related: oa.biology, oa.pharma
    • This tag library is linked from OpenBioMed.Info.
  • oa.memberships = for items about memberships as one way to make OA publishers or other OA resources or providers sustainable
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.sustainability
  • oa.metadata = for OA-related items about metadata
    • Related: oa.data, oa.semantic
  • oa.metrics = for items about methods for measuring anything related to OA
    • Related: oa.altmetrics, oa.citations, oa.growth, oa.jif, oa.impact, oa.quality, oa.sustainability
  • oa.milestones = for items about milestones passed by certain OA resources (e.g. the the millionth download from a repository)
    • Related: oa.growth
  • oa.mining = for OA-related items about text- and data-mining
    • Related: oa.data, oa.tools
  • oa.misconduct = for OA-related items about misconduct by authors, editors, publishers, funders, or other stakeholders
  • oa.misunderstandings = for items about misunderstandings about OA (e.g. documented in surveys) or containing misunderstandings about OA (e.g. displayed by the author)
    • Related: oa.attitudes, oa.ignorance, oa.negative, oa.obstacles, oa.surveys
  • oa.mobile = for items about OA-related developments for mobile devices (phones, tablets, ebook readers, etc.)
    • Related: oa.hardware
  • oa.monopoly = for OA-related items about monopolies and anti-competitive practices
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.copyright, oa.patents, oa.prices, oa.publishers
  • oa.museums = for items about OA-related developments about museums
    • Related: oa.ch, oa.images

N

  • oa.negative = for setbacks or opposition to OA
    • Related: oa.copyfraud, oa.ignorance, oa.misunderstandings, oa.objections, oa.obstacles, oa.takedowns
  • oa.neuro = for items about OA research in any of the "neuro" sciences (neurology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, etc.)
  • oa.new = for any OA-related development or commentary new within the last six months, at the time of tagging
    • One way to read all new items tagged for OATP is to read the feed generated by this tag. A better way is to read a refined version of the same feed filtered to reduce spam.
    • For retroactive tagging, or the tagging of older content, use any relevant subtopic tag, but remember to omit oa.new.
  • oa.news = for items about OA for news (not to be mistaken for oa.new)
    • Related: oa.journalism
  • oa.no-fee = for items about OA journals and other OA resources that charge no author-side fees
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.fees
  • oa.norway = for items about OA in Norway
    • This tag library is linked from OpenAccess.no, the Norwegian national OA site.
  • oa.notes = for online notes about OA-related developments (such as blog notes about an OA-related conference)
    • Related: oa.comment, oa.event

O

  • oa.oa_week = for items about Open Access Week
    • Deprecated: oa.oaweek, oa.oa-week
  • oa.objections = for items raising or answering objections to OA
    • Related: oa.debates, oa.negative, oa.obstacles
  • oa.obstacles = for items describing obstacles to OA
    • Related: oa.growth, oa.ignorance, oa.misunderstandings, oa.negative, oa.objections, oa.speed
  • oa.oer = "open educational resources"
    • Related: oa.courseware, oa.education, oa.syllabi, oa.textbooks
    • Deprecated: oa.oers (Note that "oer" is already plural.)
    • For OA research in the field or academic discipline of education, use oa.education.
  • oa.offsets = for items about the "offset model" for paying APCs by building them into the negotiated subscription price for a hybrid journal
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.fees, oa.hybrid
  • oa.orcid = for OA-related items about ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifiers
    • Related: oa.authors, oa.standards
  • oa.orphans = "orphan works"
    • Related: oa.books, oa.copyright, oa.obstacles, oa.pd
    • Deprecated: oa.orphan_works
  • oa.overlay = for items about "overlay journals" or efforts to add a layer of peer review on top of an OA repository
    • Related: oa.gold, oa.green, oa.journals, oa.peer_review, oa.repositories

P

  • oa.p2p = for OA-related items on peer-to-peer technologies or approaches to knowledge-sharing
  • oa.p&t = "promotion and tenure"; for OA-related items about promotion and tenure practices
    • Related: oa.deposits, oa.incentives
  • oa.patents = for OA-related items about patents, e.g. sharing texts about patentable discoveries, limiting patent rights on publicly-funded research, sharing patented specimens, objections that OA will interfere with patents, or objections that patent-protection regimes will interfere with OA
    • Related: oa.copyright, oa.legislation, oa.misunderstandings, oa.objections, oa.obstacles, oa.specimens, oa.taxpayers, oa.tk
    • Deprecated: oa.intellectual_property, oa.ip
  • oa.peer_review = for OA-related developments about peer review (not for items about peer review without a clear OA connection, and not for all peer-reviewed OA journals)
    • Related: oa.credibility, oa.overlay, oa.postprints, oa.predatory, oa.preprints, oa.quality
  • oa.people = for OA-related items about named individuals (e.g. interviews, appointments, promotions, awards, obituaries)
    • Deprecated: oa.personnel
  • oa.petitions = for items about OA-related petitions
    • Related: oa.advocacy, oa.boycotts, oa.pledges, oa.signatures
  • oa.pharma = for items about OA research in the development of new pharmaceuticals, OA initiatives or debates in the pharmaceutical industry, or access to medicines (as substances, not just access to medical research)
    • Related: oa.industry, oa.medicine, oa.patents, oa.specimens
  • oa.pledges = for items about pledges (usually from individuals, sometimes from organizations) to make their future work OA
    • Related: oa.advocacy, oa.boycotts, oa.encouragement, oa.policies, oa.signatures
  • oa.policies = for items about policies (e.g. at universities or funding agencies) to encourage or require OA
    • Related: oa.case.policies.funders, oa.case.policies.universities, oa.compliance, oa.deposits, oa.encouragement, oa.implementation, oa.mandates
    • Deprecated: oa.policy
  • oa.postprints = for items about OA for postprints (versions that have already been peer-reviewed)
    • Related: oa.peer_review, oa.preprints, oa.versions
  • oa.preprints = items about OA for preprints (versions that have not yet been peer-reviewed)
    • Related: oa.peer_review, oa.postprints, oa.versions
  • oa.preservation = for OA-related items about preservation (not for preservation developments without a clear OA connection)
  • oa.prestige = for items about the reputation or reputed excellence of OA resources
    • Related: oa.credibility, oa.quality
  • oa.prices = for items about high prices that reduce access
    • Related: oa.budgets, oa.business_models, oa.cancellations, oa.costs, oa.ta
  • oa.principles = for items about principles for OA
    • Related: oa.best_practices, oa.recommendations
  • oa.privacy = for items on the tension between OA and privacy (e.g. medical privacy or confidentiality)
    • Related: oa.security
  • oa.profits = for items about the profits of for-profit corporations, particularly publishers (whether OA or non-OA)
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.costs, oa.economics_of, oa.revenue, oa.sales, oa.sustainability
  • oa.psi = "public sector information" (government information)
    • Related: oa.data, oa.government
  • oa.publishers = for OA-related developments about publishers
    • Related: oa.authors, oa.business_models, oa.libpub, oa.publishing, oa.societies
  • oa.publishing = for OA-related developments about publishing
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.libpub, oa.publishers, oa.societies

Q

  • oa.quality = for OA-related items about the quality of research
    • Related: oa.assessment, oa.credibility, oa.impact, oa.metrics, oa.misconduct, oa.predatory, oa.prestige, oa.reproducibility

R

  • oa.recession = for items about how hard economic times affect the prospects for OA
    • Related: oa.budgets
  • oa.recommendations = for OA-related recommendations
    • Related: oa.best_practices, oa.principles
  • oa.redirection = for items about supporting OA or OA journals by redirecting funds from the support of subscription journals
    • Related: oa.economics_of
  • oa.religion = for OA-related developments in the field or academic discipline of religion and theology
    • Deprecated: oa.theology
  • oa.repositories = for items about OA repositories
    • Related: oa.case.repositories, oa.deposits, oa.green, oa.intrastructure, oa.ir, oa.oai, oa.overlay, oa.repositories.consortial, oa.repositories.data, oa.repositories.disciplinary
    • Deprecated: oa.repository, oa.archive, oa.archives
  • oa.repositories.data = for items about OA repositories for data
    • Related: oa.deposits, oa.green, oa.ir, oa.mandates.data, oa.oai, oa.repositories, oa.repositories.disciplinary
  • oa.repositories.consortial = for items about consortial OA repositories (repositories shared by more than one institution)
    • Related: oa.repositories
  • oa.repositories.disciplinary = for items about disciplinary OA repositories (also called "central" or "subject" repositories)
    • Related: oa.deposits, oa.green, oa.ir, oa.oai, oa.repositories, oa.repositories.data
  • oa.reproducibility = for OA-related items about the reproducibility of research (for example on how OA facilitates reproducibility)
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about February 2010.
  • oa.retro = for items about providing retroactive OA, or OA to previously published literature
    • Related: oa.ch, oa.digitization
  • oa.revenue = for items about revenues for OA publishers
    • Related: oa.ads, oa.business_models, oa.economics_of, oa.fees, oa.no-fee, oa.memberships, oa.prices, oa.profits, oa.publishers, oa.publishing, oa.sustainability

S

  • oa.search = for OA-related items about search engines
    • Related: oa.awareness, oa.discoverability, oa.mining, oa.software, oa.tools
  • oa.security = for items on the tension between OA and security (e.g. national security or public safety)
    • Related: oa.privacy
  • oa.signatures = for OA-related petitions and declarations collecting signatures
    • Related: oa.advocacy, oa.boycotts, oa.declarations, oa.petitions, oa.pledges
  • oa.societies = for OA-related developments about learned societies or professional associations, especially those that publish journals
    • Related: oa.publishers, oa.publishing,
  • oa.software = for items about OA-related software (e.g. repository software)
    • Related: oa.apis, oa.code4oa, oa.floss, oa.intrastructure, oa.tools
  • oa.south = for items about OA-related developments in the "global south" or developing and transition countries
    • Related: oa.development, oa.recession, oa.tk
    • Deprecated: oa.developing
  • oa.spam = for pages not relevant to OA but mischievously tagged as if they were (especially with oa.new)
  • oa.specimens = for items about sharing physical materials needed for research (e.g. chemicals, genetic materials, medicines, moon rocks, tissue samples, etc.) rather than sharing digital research literature or data
    • Related: oa.patents, oa.pharma
  • oa.speed = for items about the speed of OA progress (regardless whether the piece argues that the speed is fast or slow)
    • Related: oa.growth, oa.obstacles
  • oa.ssh = "social sciences and humanities" (as fields of study)
    • Related: oa.stm (science, technology, and mathematics)
    • Deprecated: oa.hss, oa.social_sciences, oa.socialsciences
  • oa.standards = for items about standards related to OA, and sometimes open standards related to scholarly communication more broadly
    • Related: oa.annotation, oa.dois, oa.intrastructure, oa.interoperability, oa.oai, oa.orcid
  • oa.stm = "science, technology, and mathematics" (as fields of study)
    • Related: oa.ssh (social sciences and humanities)
    • Some consider that the "M" in STM stands for medicine, not mathematics. Some prefer "STEM" to "STM", with the "E" standing for engineering. The "oa.stm" tag is broad enough to cover all of these variations, e.g. STM with medicine instead of mathematics, and STEM with the addition of engineering.
  • oa.students = for items about OA by or for students
    • Related: oa.courseware, oa.etds, oa.intelligibility, oa.lay, oa.oer, oa.summaries
  • oa.summaries = for items about OA to summaries (instead of the full-text primary sources or in addition to them)
    • Related: oa.intelligibility, oa.lay, oa.students
  • oa.surveys = for items about OA-related surveys
    • Related: oa.attitudes, oa.misunderstandings
  • oa.sustainability = for items about the economic sustainability of OA resources such as journals or repositories, or OA-related concerns such as publishers
    • Related: oa.business_models, oa.case.sustainability, oa.costs, oa.economics_of, oa.fees, oa.funding, oa.memberships, oa.profits, oa.revenue
  • oa.syllabi = for items about OA for syllabi
    • Related: oa.courseware, oa.oer

T

  • oa.ta = for items that are themselves toll access (TA, non-OA), as opposed to items about TA
  • oa.takedowns = for items about "takedown notices", or legal demands from copyright holders that a web site remove an OA work
    • Related: oa.copyfraud, oa.copyright, oa.fair_use, oa.negative
    • Retroactively comprehensive since about December 2013.
  • oa.terminology = for items about the words used when discussing OA and related topics
    • Related: oa.definitions
  • oa.textbooks = for items about OA textbooks
    • Related: oa.books, oa.oer
  • oa.tools = for items about OA-related tools
    • Related: oa.apis, oa.annotation, oa.awareness, oa.compliance, oa.code4oa, oa.floss, oa.intrastructure, oa.mining, oa.search, oa.software
  • oa.treaties = for items about OA-related treaties
    • Related: oa.legislation

U

  • oa.universities = for items about OA-related actions or policies from universities
    • Related: oa.case.policies.universities, oa.colleges, oa.etds, oa.mandates, oa.policies, oa.repositories, oa.students
    • Deprecated: oa.university
  • oa.up = "university press" or "university presses"
    • Deprecated: oa.university_press, oa.university_presses, oa.ups
  • oa.usage = for items about the usage of OA works
    • Related: oa.altmetrics, oa.impact

V

  • oa.versions = for items about different or specific versions of OA works, or about version control
    • Related: oa.dynamic, oa.postprints, oa.preprints
  • oa.video = for videos about OA, video recordings of OA-related talks, or items about OA for video files
    • Related: oa.audio, oa.images, oa.presentations

W

  • oa.wellcome = for items about OA-related actions of the Wellcome Trust
    • Deprecated: oa.wellcome_trust, oa.wt
  • oa.wikis = for items about OA on or through wikis
    • Related: oa.crowd, oa.dynamic, oa.formats

Annotating OATP tags

In the list of approved project tags above, we try to include the kinds of annotations below. If we're not up to date, or haven't been as clear and helpful as we'd like, please let us know if we can improve the annotations.

  1. To describe the scope or purpose or the tag
    • For example: oa.societies: "for OA-related developments about learned societies or professional associations, especially those that publish journals"
  2. To spell out abbreviations
    • For example: oa.pd: "public domain"
  3. To point to related tags, for taggers who might want to use them and for readers who might want to follow or search for them
    • For example: oa.repositories: "Related: oa.deposits, oa.green, oa.ir, oa.oai, oa.repositories.data, oa.repositories.disciplinary "
  4. To recommend alternative tags
    • For example: oa.economics: "for OA-related developments in the field or academic discipline of economics; for the economics of OA itself, use oa.economics_of "
  5. To indicate when a tag is deprecated
    • For example: oa.repositories: "Deprecated: oa.archive, oa.archives, oa.repository "
  6. To indicate when an external web site links to an OATP tag library
    • For example: oa.cope: "This tag library is linked from the COPE links page."
  7. To point users to a discussion about the tag
    • [We may launch a discussion forum to discuss OATP tags but have not yet done so.]
  8. To indicate efforts to make a tag retroactively comprehensive, or efforts to search out and tag relevant past items. Note that "comprehensive" here does not mean "complete".
    • For example: oa.books.sales: "Retroactively comprehensive since about June 2010."