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Open Access

Introduction to the concept of Open Access research and how to find it.

Finding Gold OA

Many Gold OA journals are also linked to in our library databases. 

Evaluating Gold OA Journals

Just like any scholarly journal, the quality, peer-review standards, and reputations of Gold OA journals can vary greatly. Check for information on how journals select the works they publish and what their peer-review process is like. Also, while the it is not without its critics, you can check this list of very low quality or fraudulent publishers maintained by Jeffery Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado Denver.