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Evaluating Publishers and Journals
Note that there is no single criterion that indicates whether or not a publication is reputable. Rather, look for a cumulative effect of more positives or more negatives.
Find Publisher OA Policies
Please browse the following indexes to find publisher policies regarding open access:
Major OA Publishers
This list is meant to serve as a representative, not an exhaustive, list of major open access publishers. A more comprehensive list of OA publishers can be found at the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.
OA Repositories and Directories
The following is a representative, but not exhaustive, list of major open access repositories or directories of repositories. You may also want to do a search on a site like JournalGuide and limit to "Has open access options" in order to find open access journals to publish in.
Chapman also has an open access repository: Chapman University Digital Commons. Contact Kristin Laughtin-Dunker for more information on how to make your research openly available, as well as how to comply with open access funder mandates, through the Digital Commons.