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Predatory Publishing: Getting Start(l)ed?: Open Access Publishing

Important Note

Not all Open Access Journals are predatory. The Open Access publishing model does not make a publisher predatory. Their unethical business practice does.

Open Access Explained

Source: PHD Comics (8:23)

Understanding Open Access

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research. -- SPARC

"Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the Internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder." (Suber, P., 2012).

The Open Access Rainbow

From SHERPA RoMEO (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access Rights Metadata for Open archiving) classification scheme for open access publishing and archiving options.

Open Access Publishers

Selected list of major OA Publishers. See the Directory of Open Access Journals for more in your field.

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