Open Access/ Scholarly Communication

Where can you publish?

Below is a sample of listings that point to journals that publish open access articles:

There are three types of Open Access Journals:

  • Green – refers to self-archiving, generally of the pre or post-print in repositories. Most publishers allow green open access
  • Gold – refers to articles in fully accessible open access journals
  • Hybrid - typically requires the payment of a fee to the publisher to make the article immediately open when published.

Consult the Publishers with Paid Options for Open Access from SHERPA/RoMEO.

Articles that may be self-archived in repositories:

  • Pre-Prints – The author's copy of an article before it has been reviewed by the publisher
  • Post-Prints – The author's copy of article after it has been reviewed and corrected, but before the publisher has formatted it for publication
  • Publisher’s Version – The version that is formatted and appears in print or online.

If authors have signed a Copyright Transfer Agreement, the publisher's policy will determine which version of an article can be archived in a repository.

SHERPA/RoMEO is a database of publisher copyright policies and self-archiving information that authors can use to check which version they may be allowed to archive. Not all journals are in SHERPA/RoMEO and it isn't always current, so authors may also want to check the publisher's website as well.

Authors are requested to check their Copyright Transfer Agreement when in doubt.