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Open Access Publishing: Home

Why Open Research?

  • Increased visibility for work
  • Increased citations and impact
  • Equitable access to a widest possible audience
  • Acceleration of research as findings are available faster
  • Often mandated by funding body


Deciding to publish Open Access

The first step is to find a suitable journal.  The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) or Cabell's are places to start to find vetted journals.  If a journal is not there, it may still be open, but should be carefully evaluated. Such journals often are either too new or do not meet some of the strict criteria imposed.

Evaluation criteria you might want to consider include the journal's profit model, peer review process, journal metrics and impact factor, and the credentials of the editorial board and previously published authors.  A librarian can help navigate these choices.

Self Archiving Repositories and Pre-print Servers


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