4 comments on “38 more Open Access and subscription Journals added to JournalTOCs

  1. Open access journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader “without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. Some are subsidized, and some require payment on behalf of the author. Subsidized journals are financed by an academic institution, learned society or a government information center; those requiring payment are typically financed by money made available to researchers for the purpose from a public or private funding agency, as part of a research grant. There have also been several modifications of open access journals that have considerably different natures: hybrid open access journals and delayed open access journals.
    Open access journals (sometimes called the “gold road to open access”) are one of the two general methods for providing open access. The other one (sometimes called the “green road”) is self-archiving in a repository. The publisher of an open access journal is known as an “open access publisher”, and the process, “open access publishing”.

  2. Yes. For the reader, OA means free access, and subscription means that someone (your institution, or yourself) must subscribe. For the writer of articles, OA means that a fee will often be required by the journal and subscription means that no fee will be required (unless the journal is a hybrid/partially free journal in which case there may be a choice). For the librarian, OA journals may mean that they need to be added to their holdings lists, if relevant.

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