Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing the public with unrestricted online access to scholarly journal articles.
OA publishing is a highly debated practice. Listed are some pros and cons to consider when publishing your article:
This is just a brief list of the pros and cons of OA publishing, adapted from Open Access Journals: The Pros and Cons. For more information, try one of these articles:
Please be aware that some open access journals do charge authors a fee to publish. This fee can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the publisher. At this time, Gumberg Library does not provide financial support for author fees.
Listed below are additional resources regarding author fees:
If OA is right for you, listed are two resources that allow users to search for OA journals.