Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au Last Updated: Jul 14, 2021 Views: 7
You will need to consider the following:
Review the 'Think. Check. Submit.' principles to evaluate the journal by:
- The cOAlition S has rolled out a ‘Journal Checker Tool’ to let researchers see their compliant publishing options for any journal. Need to know more? Review, here
- You can also check the following platforms:
- Consult this simple OA Journal Publishing Checklist to help evaluate journals.
- Refer to the Library's Journal Finder tool. Includes only journals on the current ERA Journal List.
- Does it Include links to Ulrichsweb, Scopus, Scimago website., Incites Journal Citation Reports,
- The Library Search box to see if the journal-title is listed ( e.g. does the journal have an ISSN?)
- Review the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) for high-quality, peer-reviewed OA journals.
- Consult Sherpa Romeo, on a journal-by-journal basis, for publisher copyright summaries and OA archiving policies.
- Refer to the Predatory Journals list.
From the publisher website, a journal is peer-reviewed, well-indexed, and does not include a levy article processing charges (APC) is located.
Once the author is accepted and published, authors typically retain copyright over Gold OA articles, with publishers releasing the work under a Creative Commons license.
The article's CC BY 4.0 license means that the author will not have to negotiate the right to include it in their thesis or a monograph.
Key benefits of publishing GOLD AO:
- Available to a global audience without detail
- Potentially more views, downloads and citations