Should I publish in an open access journal or not? And what type should i choose?
•Gold Open Access (published by a publisher)
•Community-curated list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer-reviewed open access material.
•May have various business models. Might charge an APC (author processing charge) from several 100$ to 5000$. According to the directory of OA journals, 60% of all OAJ don’t charge an APC fee to the author check DOAJ.org.
•Can be deposited to your institution's repository.
•Green Open Access (published by a publisher)
•Authors self-archives their articles at a publicly available repository run by someone such as a university.
•Academia.edu and Researchgate.net both are social networking sites for scientists and researchers and not publishers.
•Publish on your own using a license
•What is Creative Commons
•“Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) available in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, re-purposing, and remixing”.
•Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use legal tools that give everyone from individual “user-generated content” creators to major companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to pre-clear usage rights to creative work they own the copyright to.
•CC licenses let people easily change their copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”
•Getting a Creative Commons license is easy. Visit their Web site at creativecommons.org
and click “License Your Work.”