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 indicators to assess and analyse journals including ranking information from the Scopus database.

Journal Citation Reports (A UQ login is required) — evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from Web of Science (Clarivate).

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) — extensive index of fully open access journals and information to assist with the selection process (note: does not cover all open access journals).

Open access resources

Open Access Australasia — 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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