Identifying Predatory Publishers

This guide offers a range of definitions, information, and links to additional sources related to avoiding predatory publishers and the proper selection of Open Access (OA) sources for research and publishing.

Types of Open Access (OA) Journals

  • Hybrid—subscription journals that are supposed to offer free access to some articles for which extra, usually very high, fees have been paid.
  • Green—Self-Archiving: Option of an author self-archiving the manuscript version after a 12 month embargo period from publication
  • Gold—Assigns costs to the authors and not the library or reader
  • Platinum—OA journals with no fees for authors, libraries, or readers

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Links for Additional Information on OA Publishing