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Where to publish your research article: Finding OA journals

Information and resources to help you make important decisions about where to publish your research.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is the primary source for identifying open access journals:

  • DOAJ is a database of open access journals covering all scientific and scholarly subjects. 
  • Primarily used to identify open access journal titles (and forty percent of them are searchable at the article level)
  • Journals can be browsed by title or by broad subject area.
  • To be included in the DOAJ, journals must use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access and must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control.
  • DOAJ is therefore regarded as a gatekeeper – ensures that journals are legitimate in terms of business model and provision of access to journal articles.

Finding DOAJ

Find DOAJ on the internet at: