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Open Access: About

Provides guidance regarding open access scholarly publishing and information about avoiding predatory publishing

What is Open Access?

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.  Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives.

Find Open Access journals

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Open access journals from all countries and in all languages can apply for inclusion. DOAJ provides information such as publication fees and author copyrights. You can use the filters on the left-side of the page to limit to subject categories. 

Learn more about DOAJ, and the DOAJ Seal.

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