OA publishing – links and resources

About Open Access publishing, business models, hybrid models and publication software.

Associations of OA publishers
  • OASPA, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, represents Open Access Publishers.
Business Models in Publishing – developing OA journals
Directories of OA journals
  • DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • ScIELO, The Scientific Electronic Library Online
Hybrid models
  • From here to there: a proposed mechanism for transforming journals from closed to open access, Learned Publishing, pp. 163-166, 2003. >> This paper describes a scheme by which current subscription-based journals can be transformed into open access journals. Under this plan, authors are given a choice as to whether or not they were willing and able to pay a publication charge. If they are (and, of course, the paper is judged acceptable for publication following peer-review) the paper is made open access on publication. If they are unwilling or unable to pay the paper is only made available to subscribers. Over time, the proportion of authors willing to pay should increase and the publisher can begin to reduce the subscription price. Eventually, the entire journal will be open access.
  • Nine questions for hybrid journal programs >> Peter Suber poses nine questions that should be asked of any hybrid journal programme.
  • Article processing charges >> BioMed Central maintains a listing of article processing fees for a number of publishers and journals – both full open access and hybrid – with a focus on the biomedical field.
  • Publishers with paid options for open access >> The SHERPA team have enhanced the RoMEO site with a list of publishers that offer options to pay for open access
Publishing / hosting systems
SPARC Global