Open Access Journals and Strategies
What are Open Access Journals?
According to the open-access.net platform, open access (OA) journals are…
… online journals whose articles are accessible free of charge and other barriers immediately upon publication. As journals that meet this definition do not require authors to transfer copyright to them, the articles are usually released under an open licence granted by the author. At the same time, there are many journals who make their content available for use free of charge but who do not grant open licences. OA journals are the primary medium of the so-called “gold road to open access.”
Where can I find more information about Open Access Journals?
Where can I find Open Access Journals?
Central database for Open Access journals is the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Alphabetical List of different psychological journals
Some Examples of Open Access Journals
- Advances in Cognitive Psychology
- Archives of Scientific Psychology
- Europe’s Journal of Psychology
- Forum Qualitative Research (FQR)
- Frontiers in Psychology
- JDDM - Journal of Dynamic Decision Making
- Journal für Psychologie (Online)
- Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR)
- Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling
Different Strategies for Open Access
The golden road – primary publication
By the golden road (gold OA) is meant the primary publication of scientific and scholarly works. This may include articles in OA journals, OA monographs, or contributions to openly accessible edited volumes or conference proceedings.
The green road - self-archiving
By the green road (green OA) is meant parallel publication or self-archiving of scientific and scholarly works on private homepages, institute homepages or document servers.
More detailed information about the gold and green OA is available here: