Some researchers are cautious about selecting OA publications for their research due to misconceptions or uncertainty about how to choose an outlet. The following resources may answer some of those concerns.
Choosing and evaluating an open access publication
International OA publications
Protecting author's rights
OA publishing can actually help authors maintain more control over access to and use of their published work, provided they learn how to negotiate their intellectual property rights and utilize Creative Commons licenses.
Producing an open access journal
One way to increase the quality and value of OA publishing is for scholars to establish OA journals in their own fields.
Paying for open access
Some (but not all) OA publications require author fees for publication. Often, these fees can be waived or subsidized. Here are a few resources to help find more information.
Organizations that support OA publishing
Tips for finding OA journals with no APCs:
Publishers offering discounts to UNT Authors
IGI Global is offering a limited number of OA fee waivers to UNT-affiliated authors on a first-come, first-served basis through May 28, 2022.
If you aren't sure about the open access policies of your chosen publications or funding agencies, the links below can help you find more information:
For larger discussions of OA policies at the institutional or government level, check out these sites: