Open Access at CIAT
Open Access is one of the key pillars of CIAT’s organizational objectives. We believe that open access contributes to our mission of reducing hunger and poverty, and improving human nutrition in the tropics through research. This is underpinned by CIAT’s Intellectual Assets Policy and our Open Access and Open Data Policy.
Opening our research, including publications, data and tools, ensures that more people can read and apply our research findings, thereby increasing the efficiency and impact of our work.
The status of Open Access publishing at CIAT:
CIAT’s OA Journal Articles, by Research Unit:
Gold Open Access journals are 100% open. Though many of these journals are free for authors, many operate according to a hybrid model, which can cost anywhere from US$1500 – $4000 for the Open Access option. We invite you to consult this list of Open Access journals with corresponding impact factors to find a publisher for your work.
Green Open Access means that scientists can archive their manuscripts in our CGSpace repository, usually after an embargo period ranging from 6-24 months. Please consult Sherpa/Romeo for information on individual publishers’ self-archiving policies.
Contact CIAT-Library@cgiar.org for further information.
CIAT’s Open Access repositories:
CIAT Research Online CGSpace – CIAT’s official Open Access repository of products and publications. In this collection, you will find peer-reviewed journal articles, policy briefs, corporate publications, books, book chapters, manuals, working papers, posters, infographics, videos, web tools, presentations and more.
Agtrials – An information portal developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) which provides access to a database on the performance of agricultural technologies at sites across the developing world.
- CGCore metadata schema – the obligatory metadata schema for all CGIAR Open Access repositories
- A List of Open Access Journals with corresponding Impact Factors
- Sherpa/Romeo – a database of publisher self-archiving policies
As per our Open Access/Open Data objectives, all CIAT products, publications, and data should be included in one of the above repositories. If you notice work missing, please contact CIAT Library at CIAT-Library@cgiar.org. Products and publications from before 2010 are gradually being digitized and added to these collections.