According to SPARC, 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. Watch this short video to learn aboutOpen Accessand why you should try publishing in OA journals.
NIH Public Access Policy: To advance science and improve human health, NIH makes the peer-reviewed articles it funds publicly available on PubMed Central. The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication.
Journal Evaluation ToolThis rubric was created to assist you in making the best decision to chose a credible journal title.
Publishing in Open Access Journals - Fall 2020
Avoiding Predatory Publishers and Conferences
Here are some resources to help you identify predatory journals, publishers and conferences. Watch the video first!