Open access

Open access journals: an overview

Open Access is a departure from traditional publishing models that allows for the distribution of content to online readers for free by altering the financial and operational model. Open Access journals are able to eliminate online subscription costs by either front-loading costs through article processing fees to authors, or by supporting their operations through sponsorship, advertising, and use of voluntary labor, or by underwriting online costs by selling subscriptions to the printed form of the journal.

A few of our faculty share their experience with open access journals, below.

David Aucoin discusses Open Access Publishing. Audio file. Text transcript.

Kristine Galek discusses Open Access Publishing. Audio file. Text transcript.

Are you receiving unsolicited emails inviting you to submit manuscripts like the one below? Don't fall prey to schemes from predatory publishers. If you have questions about the legitimacy of a journal or publisher, give us a call.

Tips on identifying and avoiding predatory publishers

  • World Association of Medical Editors
  • Scimago Journal Impact Factors
  • Sherpa / Romeo
  • COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics
  • Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison