1. Choose an open access journal
2. Find information about a journal on its website:
2. Journal impact
Use the following key tools to find journal impact metrics, ranking, and to compare your targeted journal with others within the same discipline:
Check whether your chosen journal is indexed by following library databases or Google Scholar:
4. Do your own research
5. Think, Check, Submit checklist
The Think,Check, Submit website provides a checklist for assessing the credentials of a journal or publisher.
6. Find journals' policies on SHERPA
Many journals including some prestigious journals provide OA publishing options to authors . The following are some well-known OA journals that you may publish with:
Find research funders' open access policies on the Sherpa Juliet website
There are some publishers acting unethically especially when it comes to OA journal publishing. The following common signs of predatory journals may help you identify these journals:
You may like to read the following recent studies on the issues of the increasing number of predatory open access journals:
What do you do it you think a publisher is engaging in unethical practices?
COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics has some useful guides.
Benefits of OA publishing:
Find more details on our Open Access guide.