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Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication: Accredited Journals (incl.OA)

This LibGuide provides useful information about the Open Access Movement, open access publishing and open scholarly communication trends.

Directory of Open Access Journals (Search)

OA journals - list of publishers that charge/don't charge apcs.

How can I find out whether a journal charges article processing fees (APCs)?

You can find this information in two ways:

  1. Go to the Advanced Search page, select 'Journals' from the 'Journals vs Articles' facet and expand the 'Article Processing Charges (APCs)' facet. By selecting 'No', you will retrieve a list of all the journals where the publisher has told us that they do not charge authors anything at all.WARNINGread this blog post about the APC data in DOAJ.
  2. APC information is displayed under each journal in search results and under the 'Publication Charges' section on a journal's home page. For example:

Source: Directory of Open Access Journals FAQ -