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VT Open Access Subvention Fund: OA Journals

VT Libraries offer an open access (OA) fund to subsidize article processing charges (APCs) for scholarly, peer-reviewed OA journals. This guide includes the request form, fund guidelines, and links to finding OA journals and publishers' OA policies.

Publish in authentic OA journals

Recognize potentially predatory journals:

  • Journal/publisher websites are unprofessional, including grammatical errors and/or typos
  • Poorly-written email invitations to publish in a given journal
  • Absence of journal indexing in appropriate sources
  • Absence of information about publishing costs in a given journal
  • Promises of unrealistically fast turn-around time for peer review and publication

OA journal directories:

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals