The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) presents seamless access to a wide array of open access resources worldwide. Building on the past aspects, GOAP presently incorporates dynamic content sourced from publicly available information. GOAP includes country-wise Open Access profiles highlighting the key OA initiatives, mandates, events and publications in countries worldwide. Additionally GOAP provides workflows to facilitate publishing non-commercial journals. GOAP collates important resources such as open journals, repositories, articles and FAQs for trending domains such as Covid-19, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Another important feature presented is the OER on Open Access which offers Open Access learning resources on OA, in an LMS environment, provided for researchers and librarians who are responsible for facilitating use of Open Access resources.

GOAP 2.0 is a collaborative effort of UNESCO, Redalyc, Indian Statistical Institute and AmeliCA and was redeveloped under the guidance of a multi-stakeholder advisory committee.


GOAP User Manual

User manual

Global Open Access Portal Beta Version

May 2021



The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) has been developed with generous support of the:

All the development and implementation tasks for GOAP were supported by UNESCO.
Redalyc developed the graphical user interface for GOAP.
Gathered and provide the information and content for GOAP.
AmeliCA developed the graphical user interface for GOAP.


While all efforts have been made to present an accurate account of the status of Open Access in the countries covered, the information provided and the analyses thereof are those of the contributors, and does not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of UNESCO, Redalyc, Amelica or Indian Statistical Institute, concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The contents are internet sourced with links and references to the original sources. Representations of the facts contained in this portal are not necessarily published by UNESCO and partners mentioned here and do not commit the Organizations.

Comments, and updates may kindly be sent to: Bhanu Neupane, Advisor (ICT in Education, Science and Culture), UNESCO, Paris.