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Open Access Key platform

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Open Access Key (OAK) is an online payment platform providing financial administration functionality for individual researchers, universities and funders to manage and process publication fees incurred in open access academic journal publishing. With the growing number of researchers selecting to publish their findings under the publishing business model of author pays open access, administration time and costs have substantially increased for all participants. OAK is designed to connect researchers to their universities and funders in a manner which delivers online efficiencies and consolidated payment savings. OAK is a global provider of services delivering online accounts, financial management and customer services to support their customers. Full details can be found at

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Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Academic Levels

  • Research

Resource Types

  • OA Journals

Further information

This resource is updated irregularly.

OAK will continue to develop the platform using feedback and comments. OAK will aim to build a development plan in association with users and discuss this for the longer term strategy of the platform.