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Open Access journals

Gold Open Access journals have been started as an alternative to the traditional journal-market, and are characterised in part by the fact that the content is published freely available on the internet, while the author retains the copyright to his article. As a rule, the author must pay a publication fee, article processing charge, APC, to publish the article in these journals. Other Gold Open Access journals cover their expenses through, for example, membership fees and support from research institutions.

Quality review, peer review, of the open content of Open Access journals works in the same way as with traditional journals - and just as with traditional journals, the quality can vary.

Find Open Access journals

You can find Gold Open Access journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), a database that lists Open Access journals that are international, maintain a high scientific level and follow best practice standards such as peer review. Parallel publishing policies can be found in Sherpa Romeo, a database that indexes archive policies for traditional publishers.