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