Choosing Where to Publish: Evaluating journals/publishers

Open Access

Open Access is required by NIH Public Access Policy for grant-funded research.Diagram about open access characteristics

See our HSL guides:

Open Access does not mean a journal is predatory. 

Not all Open Access journals are fee-based.

Fee-based publication does not mean a journal is predatory.

Not all journals with questionable practices are predatory.


Keep in mind

You can still submit to Carolina Digital Repository or PubMed Central (PMC) for free open access.

Questions about copyright and authors’ rights? Contact Anne Gilliland, UNC’s Scholarly Communications Librarian.