Are you looking to publish in an open access journal in the Geosciences? GSIS members have published a list of “Open Access Journals in the Geosciences” which has been fully updated with 2015 publication charges (article processing fees) and current impact factors. Selected physics, materials science, biology, and chemistry journals are also included.
Here at NTU libraries, science librarians have been teaching undergraduates the use of CRAAP – criteria for evaluating sources. CRAAP is an acronym for Currency, Reliability, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Before considering whether to publish in an open access journal, consider doing the Scholar’s CRAAP (SCRAAP) Test to help you evaluate the call for papers and publisher’s web site.
NTU researchers’ can also promote open access by depositing your accepted (author-created version incorporating referee comments and is accepted for publication) version of the paper into your institutional repository. Here is a detailed guide on how you can do so.
1. Shaun Hardy, D. G. L. L., Carnegie Institution for Science, et al. (2015 April). “Open Access Journals in the Geosciences.” Retrieved 20th April 2015, from http://www.geoinfo.org/geooajour.html.
2. “Evaluating Calls for Papers:The SCRAAP Test – A CRAAP Test for Scholars.” from http://wiu.libguides.com/SCRAAP.