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Open Access

Economics of OA

Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity - some universities have established funds to support OA publishing by their faculty authors. See this list of universities and links to their fund information.


OA Journals @ the University of Regina

in education is a peer-reviewed, open access journal based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. The journal has been in existence since 1993, but published its first issue as an online journal in December of 2009.


Open Access Journals Bibliography - This bibliography presents selected English-language scholarly works that are useful in understanding open access journals.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography - This bibliography presents over 3,800 sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.

OA Journal Searches

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.

Major OA Publishers

BioMed Central


Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Open Humanities Press

"Hybrid Journals" is the term used for Toll Access (TA) journals that provide an Open Access option for authors who choose to pay the additional fee.


How to Start an OA Journal

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines.

Journal Publishing & Management Software

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.

A list of other journal publishing software.

A list of sites that will launch and host your journal.


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