Overview of Open Access

     Open Access FAQ

  • Can I make my papers OA without paying APC?

Yes, most publishers allow your peer-reviewed final manuscript to be made openly available via your institutional repository. Your librarian will check publishers’ policy and ensure that your submission is copyright compliant. Submission Procedures: NTU & NIE

  • How can I identify and avoid questionable OA journals?
  1. check the list of questionable journals and publishers provided by Jeff Beall. Note that some people have criticised Beall and the partiality of his list.
  2. check if the OA journal you intend to publish in is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). It uses a set of strict criteria for journals to get in and to stay on its list.
  3. thoroughly analyse & assess the journal and use the simple checklist developed by Think.Check.Submit