Open Access Publishing

OA Models

  • The Directory of Open Access Journals(DOAJ) is a good place to start exploring open access peer-reviewed journals.
  • PLOS (Public Library of Science) is an open access journal service that uses the Creative Commons Attribution to license works. PLOS charges a fee to the author to publish and make the article Open Access, but the article still goes through a peer-review process.
  • BioMedCentral is a membership, subscription or again APC’s service to make articles open access. These journals are also peer-reviewed.
  • BioMedCentral: Journal Subject Areas
  • PeerJ is a peer-reviewed journal service that you can pay to publish depending on how many articles you plan to submit to their journals. Payment level link
  • More information on Open Access Journals 
    There are also well known journals that have Open Access options to make your article freely available.
    This tool helps you select an open access journal for manuscript submission by matching your article to the topics of previously published articles in over 350 open access journals by BioMed Central, Chemistry Central, and SpringerOpen. It gives the option to select only journals with impact factors.
  • California Digital Library's eScholarship OA Journals
    eScholarship publishes a number of journals that are edited by UC faculty or sponsored by UC departments, research units, or publishing programs.
  • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
    The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) has produced a code of conduct for OA publishers, which may assist in determining the quality of an OA publisher.
  • Publishing with California Digital Library's eScholarship 
    Learn more about using eScholarship’s publishing services for UC-affiliated journals. Learn more about using eScholarship’s publishing services for UC-affiliated journals.
  • SpringerOpen: Journal Subject Areas