Library:Scholarly Communications/How do I make my work OA/Gold OA

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Open Access Journals

To locate Open Access Journals (called Gold OA) in your field, try searching the Directory of Open Access Journals.

You may be able to self-archive material published in non-OA journals via an institutional repository (called Green OA). cIRcle, is UBC's digital repository for intellectual materials. Most publishers allow for self-archiving, usually with the caveat that you link back to the abstract page for your article on the journal’s site.

Do I have to pay to publish in an Open Access Journal?

Some Gold OA or Hybrid journals may require payment in the form of an Article Processing Charge (APC). You may be able to ask for funding for an APC within a grant application, or you may receive a discount if your institution has a membership with the journal (see below for UBC's memberships). Many journals will even waive the charge in case of financial hardship.

I want to publish OA, but the author fees are too much for me to pay. Is there support for this at UBC?

UBC Library maintains institutional memberships with a number of Open Access publishers, which entitle UBC authors to discounts on article submission fees. For more information, see our list of institutional memberships. ---