CUHK is committed to open access as a means of broadening access to scholarly materials. The percentage of Gold OA publications by CUHK researchers has increased from 5% to 22% during the period 2010-2019.
When you are looking for OA journals to publish your research, please evaluate the quality of the journals and avoid predatory journals. As OA publishing becomes more common, there are many high-quality OA journals available in different subject areas.
Predatory journals are not legitimate academic journals and do not provide a peer-review process to evaluate and improve the quality of manuscripts. They publish whatever they receive and charge authors publication fees merely for profits.
To choose legitimate OA journals, you may consider the following points:
You may also visit Think. Check. Submit. for more tools and resources on choosing journals.
Adapted from Quality issues concerning open access journals by Open Access.nl
Springer Journal Suggester is an online tool to help you find appropriate journals for submitting your manuscript. Please provide the title, abstract, and subject area for matching journals. You may narrow down the scope to “Open Access journals” from the "Refine your recommendations" option.
Scimago Journal & Country Rank offers journal lists and journal rankings by subjects based on the Scopus data. Journal lists can be filtered by the subject areas and subject categories. You may select “Open Access journals” as one of the search criteria.
Journal Citation Reports provide bibliometric analysis for academic journals based on the data of Web of Science. You can find the journal list and journal ranking for a subject category, and select to filter those Open Access journals.
1. Select "Browse by Journal"
2. Expand "Select Categories" and select one or multiple categories
3. Apply other searching criteria, such as Open Access, and click "Submit"
Manuscript Matcher is an online journal matching tool developed by the Web of Science Group. It helps you find appropriate journals for your manuscript based on the title and abstract provided. Please refer to the following steps:
1. Go to Master Journal List and select "Match Manuscript"
2. Sign in with your EndNote, Web of Science, or Publons credential. If you do not have an account, you can register one free of charge.
3. Provide the Title and Abstract, and then click "Find Journals"
4. Open Access can be added as a filter