26 October 2011

Open Access Week: OA Option #2 for Authors

Yesterday's post discussed self-archiving as a strategy for providing Open Access to research articles published in traditional journals. Another option for authors who wish to provide Open Access to their work is to publish in an Open Access journal. The best place to start looking for journal titles in a relevant discipline is the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). This resource allows you to search both for journals themselves - e.g., search on keywords like "human rights," "migration" or "conflict" - and for articles within journals (see, e.g., results with "refugees" in the title).

Some other examples of OA journals are listed below; all of these titles were identified via this blog, meaning they have all included forced migration-related articles at some point.

In addition, two leading Open Access publishers in the life and health sciences are BioMed Central (BMC) and the Public Library of Science (PLoS). Their journals also include fairly regular coverage of forced migration issues.

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