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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
Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Check a Publisher
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.
Find Repositories Worldwide
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.
Register of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)
ROAR is hosted at the University of Southampton, UK and is made possible by funding from the JISC. ROAR is part of the EPrints.org network.
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
Nazarbayev University Repository
established in 2015 to store, accumulate and provide long-term storage and reliable Open Access to scientific research results and intellectual products of the academic community of Nazarbayev University associated with them.
Since then more than 5,000 works have been uploaded to NU Repository.
Publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving
SHERPA/RoMEO is a database of publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving. SHERPA/RoMEO project uses different colours to differentiate publishers' archiving policies.
It is important to check the publisher's policy before submitting a paper to repositories or open sources.