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Open Access Publishing: How do you select OA journals?

Last Updated: Jul 9, 2020 3:30 PM

Identifying OA journals in your field

The number and quality of OA journals is growing. Here are some resources to help you identify OA journals that you may want to consider as publishing outlets:

Some prominent OA publishers include:

Determining the quality of OA journals

Many OA journals typically adhere to the same quality and peer review standards established by traditional journals. However, because many OA journals are new, it can be difficult to assess quality. Unfortunately, there have been some startups engaging in unethical practices, including listing editorial board members without their permission and doing little, if any, peer review. If you have any questions about the reputation of a journal, please contact your departmental (subject specialist) librarian. Here are a few resources that can help: