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Scholarly Communications and Open Access Publishing: Open Access Movement

Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals

Article Level Metrics

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Beware of these OA publishers!

Some Open Access publishers have questionable reputations and credentials and often charge authors to publish with their journals.  A list of questionable journals can be found here. Please research the reputation of any journal carefully before submitting your article.

A Short Explanation of Open Access

Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources are resources that are free to use for educational purposes. The amount of educational material is growing every day. Below are some links to sources for use in  your classroom. If you can't find what your looking for contact the Copyright Office for assistance in locating materials.

Where to find Open Access publications

  • OpenDOARDirectory of Open Access repositories.
  • ROARMAPRegistry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies
  • DOAJ
  • an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals