Identifying Predatory Publishers

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

  Definition from Open Access Oxford:

Links for Additional Information on OA Publishing