Find out about:

  • the different versions of open access (Green, Gold and Hybrid)
  • complying with policy and funding mandates
  • UQ eSpace, the University of Queensland's open access institutional repository for research outputs
  • article processing charge (APC) options.

7. Find open access journals and resources

Open access journals

Use these resources to find open access scholarly journals that use a rigorous quality control system and ethical practices to guarantee quality content.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank:

  • this openly available portal includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the journal information in the Scopus database
  • the indicators can be used to assess and analyse journals and provide ranking and publishing information
  • apply filters to identify Q1 open access journals and review the details for over 4,400 OA titles.

 InCites - Journal Citation Reports (A UQ login is required):

  • allows you to evaluate and compare journal data drawn from over 1000 scholarly and technical open access journals and conference proceedings
  • titles are regularly reviewed and added to the database if deemed high quality publications
  • includes specialties in the areas of science, technology, and social sciences
  • information can be analysed using visualisation tools and compared against non-open access titles.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ):

  • provides an extensive index of open access journals and information to assist with the selection process
  • aims to be comprehensive but does not cover all quality open access journals.

Open access resources

Australasian Open Access Strategy Group — provides links to centralised searches for open access research and links to all institutional repositories holding open access material in Australia and New Zealand.

HowOpenIsIt? A Guide for Evaluating the Openness of Journals — provides standardised terminology on open access characteristics such as reader rights, copyright, and author posting rights.

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) — is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.

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