Have you or one of your students been invited to publish your research in an open access journal?
Open access publishing makes your research free to anyone on the internet and allows them to download, copy, print, distribute the information. Open access is a great way to share your research with the public and other researchers and spur scholarly collaboration.
Unfortunately, in this evolving system, some companies use unethical publishing principles to deceive researchers into paying exorbitant fees to what turns out to be a fake journal. Before you begin negotiations, do some checking to verify the publisher is legitimate. Open access publishing often does use an author-pays fee, but for that fee, your paper should be peer-reviewed and edited by professionals before publishing. When looking for a potential publication, follow these tips to make sure your research doesn't end up in the wrong hands.
Still unsure? Ask your subject librarian for assistance.
Wondering where to submit your article? Use a journal selector to help choose an appropriate journal. Enter your abstract or title and the program will find journals that have published articles with similar terms.
Read The Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (Updated). A statement drafted by WAME, COPE, DOAJ, and OASPA.
References: Beaubien, S, Eckard, M. (2014). Addressing Faculty Publishing Concerns with Open Access Journal Quality Indicators. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2(2):eP1133.http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1133