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Selecting a Journal for Publication: Open Access Publishing

This guide provides some recommendations and criteria for selecting a journal for publication; introduces with Open Access and Predatory Publishing.


 Gold Open Access

  • An article is submitted to a publisher
  • Journal can be hybrid or 100% Open Access
  • Author fee, but not all Open Access journals require
  • Free access to an article
  • Large audience 

Check a Journal

Check a Publisher

Find Repositories Worldwide


  Green Open Access or Self archiving

This is third out of three publication options (Standard and  Gold Open) available for researchers. 

  • Preprints and postprints of publications are submitted to open sources: Institutional Repositories, Multi University Community Repositories like HathiTrust, and another popular open source is arXiv
  • Free publication and free access 
  • Open for everyone 

Publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving

It is important to check the publisher's policy before submitting a paper to repositories or open sources.

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