Most open-access journals are reputable and of high quality, but predatory publishers often like to use the term "open access" when describing themselves, making it difficult for researchers to evaluate the journals they may want to publish in. Some indicators to look out for when evaluating OA journals include:
This information is adapted from the Grand Valley State Libraries Open Access Journal Quality Indicators, released under a CC-BY-NC license.
The library has negotiated agreements with several publishers that enable ATSU researchers to publish open access at not cost to them.
For more information or assistance navigating the publication process, reach out to your liaison librarian.
There are a wide variety of subject and institutional repositories that can be used to archive you work. Subject repositories accept work from authors from any institution, so long as the work is in-scope of the repository's disciplinary focus. Institutional repositories collect all the work published by authors from a specific academic institution. It is recommended that authors archive their work in both types of repositories when possible.
The ATSM Library is currently in the process of launching an institutional repository, keep an eye out for more information in the near future.
Below is a list of health sciences subject repositories that may accept your work.