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Open Access Resource Center

Portal for OA news and information, produced by Copyright Clearance Center and ALPSP

Choosing a Journal

Basic information on how to choose a journal, OA versus traditional journals, CC licensing, questionable OA journals, OA myths.

Open Access Spectrum

The OAS evaluation tool measures journals’ degrees of openness.


The International Scholarly Communication Initiative (SPARC Japan) is a project of the National Institute of Informatics for the academic community in Japan to promote open access, to encourage further distribution of scholarly information and academic resources, and to strengthen ability for dissemination of information, cooperating with domestic and international OA initiatives and organizations on the matters concerned.

SPARC Europe

A coalition committed to making open the default for research and education.


Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.

Comunicar- Escuela de Autores

School of Authors is a portal of Communicate, Scientific Journal in Education and Communication, indexed in the main international databases, that complements its other active blogs in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Designed and written mainly by the Communicating Editors Council, this School of Authors aims to provide resources for the publication of manuscripts in scientific journals in a planned and strategic way, as well as serve as a space for reflection on the management of scientific information to contribute In first-level publications.

DOAJ-Aprender 3C webinars

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the collaborative learning community Aprender 3C are pleased to announce the launch of a series of webinars for publishers, information professionals and Others interested in improving the quality of their scientific journals in open access.

DOAJ Presentations in slideshare

Presentations in slideshare.

Open access 2020 (Max Planck Society)