Open Access Publishing Resources

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Publishing Resources

One common type of open access is known as "Gold Open Access."" This means a publisher provides immediate open access to the articles, making them publicly accessible online. Below are several resources to assist authors in finding an open access journal to publish their scholarship.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) : The DOAJ aims to be the one stop shop for users by providing a comprehensive list of open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

BioMed Central (BMC): BioMed Central publishes 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. Purdue University is a Supporter Member, which means that when you publish in any BioMed Central journal you will receive a 15% discount on the article-processing charge.

PLOS: PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit open access publisher and advocacy organization with a mission of leading a transformation in scientific and medical research communication.

Purdue Libraries Publishing Division: The publishing division of Purdue Libraries unites Purdue University Press with Purdue e-Pubs/Scholarly Publishing Services. It is dedicated to enhancing the impact and extending the reach of Purdue research and scholarship through the development of books, journals, digital collections, technical report series, conference proceedings, and other innovative electronic products.

Beall's List of Predatory OA Publishers: This is a list of questionable scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards.