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Open Access (OA)

Find an OA Journal


The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a service that indexes high quality, peer reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles' metadata. Journals must apply for inclusion in this quality controlled list. This is an excellent place to search for reputable open access journals in your discipline.

Douglas College Library A-Z databases list can be filtered by searching "open access" to find the complete list of Open Access databases at Douglas College Library. Look for the open lock symbol to confirm Open Access. 

Sample of Open Access Databases

Prominent Open Access Publishers & Directories

There are many open access journal publishers and directories, but here is a list of some of the most prominent -these may also be included in the UFV Library's list of databases:

Identifying Disreputable Publishers and Journals

Predatory publishers use deceptive practices to lure authors to publish with them. They exploit the open access author-pays model for their own profit.

Always carefully assess an unfamiliar publisher before submitting your work to them. Use some of the checklists and resources listed below, and ask colleagues for their opinions. Your liaison librarian may also be able to advise you.

Checklists to evaluation journals/publishers: