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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 or hybrid OA journals. This guide includes the request form, fund guidelines, and links to finding OA journals and publishers' OA po

Published 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 unrealistic, fast turn-around time for peer review and publication

OA journal directories:

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals