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Open Access Publishing: Open Access Journals

UFV Library Supports for Open Access Publishing

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has negotiated a number of Article Processing Charge (APC) publisher discounts on behalf of its member institutions. UFV-affiliated authors are eligible for APC discounts from the following publishers:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Canadian Science Publishing
  • Taylor & Francis
  • SAGE

Certain journals are excluded. For more information on how to use these discounts, see

SAGE Transformative Agreement - authors affiliated with UFV may now publish their articles as open access with no APCs in over 900 Sage Choice Journals. In addition, the agreement includes a 40% discount on APCs in SAGE’s Gold Open Access Journals.

UFV Open Access Journals

UFV has access to more than 60,000 journal, magazine, and newspaper titles online, and hundreds of these are actually Open Access journals. Currently there is no technical filter for our journals list that will produce a complete list of the OA titles to which we provide access, but try the following to find groups of journals by OA publishers:

  1. On the Library homepage, click on Journals (A-Z)
  2. Change journal title to association
  3. Change starting with to all
  4. Enter open access as your search terms

You will now have a list of various publishers (associations and organizations) that provide access to OA journals. Click on the links for their journal lists.

Open Access Research Databases at UFV

Here is a list of selected UFV research databases offering open access journal content:

Prominent Open Access Publishers & Directories

There are many open access journal publishers and directories, but here is a list of some of the most prominent -these may also be included in the UFV Library's list of databases:

Green & Gold Open Access: What's the difference?

Open Access article publishing comes in two "flavours":

1. Gold: The author publishes in an open access journal, and is sometimes required to pay a fee depending on the business model of the publisher or journal.

2. Green: The author freely deposits the article (or a version thereof) in a open digital repository, such as an institutional and/or subject repository, or makes it available on a personal or departmental website.

The colour descriptions should not be equated with qualitative differences between the types. The terms "Gold" and "Green" reflect the distinctions in how a work is made openly accessible.

Deciding Where to Publish

In which journal should I publish? How do I avoid predatory journals? How can I find suitable Open Access options? Here are a few decision-making tools to help you answer these questions:

Measuring Scholarly Impact

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