Green open access – also known as self-archiving – refers to making a document published with a publisher or in a journal additionally available to the public in institutional or disciplinary open access repositories, such as our AtheneForschung.

Self-archiving can take place at the same time as the publication of the contents by the publisher or at a later date, and is possible for preprints and post-prints of scholarly articles, as well as for other document types, for example, monographs, research reports and conference proceedings.