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What is Open Access?
Open Access (OA) is digital, online, free of access barriers, peer-reviewed research, compliant with copyright. OA is not self-publishing, backyard publishing, free of cost publishing. OA publishing models can be broadly categorized as:
Why choose Open Access?
OA Publishers & Associations
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Register an Author ID
Create a unique researcher /author ID to link all your research thereby facilitating discovery, avoiding misidentification and enabling you to track your research for grant applications. Use the following free tools:
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Choose the right publisher
Improve visibility - choose Open Access publishing:
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Demonstrate your research impact
When applying for grant applications you may be asked to demonstrate your research impact via citation analysis (bibliometrics). Use Web of Science to create citation reports as a quantitative measure of impact - see Curtin University Library Guide. Other ways of counting citations:
Calculate your h-index
The h-index is a metric designed to measure the productivity and impact of a researcher's work. The h-index is defined by how many h of a researcher's (or group's) publications have each had at least h citations. So a h-index of 6 means that you have published 6 papers that have all been cited at least 6 times. You can use Publish or Perish or Google Scholar to calculate this for you. Or you can do so manually by locating citation counts for all published papers and ranking them numerically by the times cited in descending order (see below):
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Over the last decade there has been an increase in new publishers and journals attracting authors who wish to publish Open Access (OA). If you decide to publish in an OA journal, it is important to evaluate the scholarly credibility of the publisher and the journal.
Think. Check. Submit provides guidance on choosing the right journal for your research.
Following are some questions to help assess open access publishers and journals:
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides a directory of quality peer-reviews open access journals.
The World Association of Medical Editors provide guidance on identifying predatory or pseudo-journals.
The following lists have compiled 'potential, possible or probably predatory' journals:
Note: These lists are not comprehensive or authoritative. They are designed to help authors, but you should conduct your own due diligence to reach your own conclusion.