Research Tips 08: How to Find a Suitable Open Access Journal to Publish Papers?
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Research Tips 08

Open access journals make articles freely available on the Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text. Benefits of publishing in an open access venue may include

  • Increased visibility, usage, and impact of your research ( because there are no pay-to-read barriers)
  • More efficient dissemination compared with traditional publishing models
  • Retention of some or all of your copyrights.
  • Contribution to societal good by providing scholarly content to a global audience.
  • Rigor of traditional peer-review before publication.
  • Ongoing feedback through social media.

Open Access Academy: Why Open Access

    You can use the resources below to identify suitable Open Access journals in your subject area.


    Click on the "Sources" link at the top of this is a multidisciplinary database. Then select "Browse sources", and select your subject area. Remember to select the "Display only Open Access journals" check box.

    Enago Open Access Journal Finder

    Enter your manuscript abstract to help you shortlist trusted OA journals that are the most compatible with your research.

    CoFactor Journal Selector Tool

    Allows you to filter your choice by subject, peer review type, speed of revision and publication, impact factor, etc.

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