Due to TRU's membership in the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and a new transformative "read and publish" agreement with SAGE, TRU researchers, faculty, and students may publish their articles as Open Access with no article processing charges in over 900 SAGE Choice Journals.
TRU Library is a member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). Because of this membership, authors publishing from TRU receive a discount on their article processing charge (APC) from several publishers. Check the list available at the link below when publishing to see if a discount applies. Note that for several publishers, authors must self-identify as eligible for the discount.
Factors to Consider
Your colleagues, instructors, and advisors are excellent resources to help you identify potential journals. You may also want to consider submitting to one or more of the journals that you read in the course of your research.
A Call for Papers is a method used by publishers to gather articles, conference presentations, and book chapters for potential publication. While many calls for papers or presentations are from legitimate publishers, an increasing amount are from questionable publishers. See Predatory and Questionable Publishers to learn more.
On SHERPA/RoMEO, you can search for a journal to find out its OA policies. This is useful if you are required to (or would like to!) publish Open Access.
The following are factors to consider when choosing a journal:
This information adapted from OASPA's "Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing." Click through for additional factors to consider.
Refer to the tab Predatory and Questionable Publishers for information about recognizing predatory (questionable) publishers.
Open Access (OA) refers to materials that are available online free of charge and of licensing restrictions. More and more academic journals are moving towards various OA models instead of journals that charge subscribers (from individual academics to university libraries) steep fees.
Benefits of choosing a journal that is OA include:
Remember: Open Access does not equal predatory! Read more about predatory/questionable publications here.