Open Access (OA) publishing provide free and open access to academic research products (journals, books, reports, theses, etc.)
Publishing on gold model involves funding, financed by the researcher or academic institution. Payment allows readers free access to the article. The journals titles are listed on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Deposit of research material in an institutional archive (Institutional Repository). In this model the article is open to everyone free of charge. The deposit of the academic material takes place during the embargo period or the upload of the pre-print version before publication.
Published on the hybrid model incorporates the option of choosing between subscribing to the journal or alternatively paying a fee from research funds to the individual article if there is no subscription for the journal.
Advantages of Open Access Publishing
Disadvantages of Open Access Publishing
How to Identify Predatory Journals
It is important to look carefully at:
For publishers policy you can look at SHARPA/ROMEO web site
Corresponding authors affiliated with BGU are eligible for full coverage of APC and Authors ChoiceTM publication fee and all additional publication costs for articles published in full Open Access and hybrid journals (subscription journals with an Open Access option) of Karger Publishing.
SAGE Publisher has agreement with BGU to publish in hybrid Open Access in 900+ journals (2020 SAGE Premier package) (SAGE Choice). SAGE invite authors to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take additional steps needed to make their article open access under the terms of this agreement.
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BGU University has a Read&Publish agreement to unlimited publication. After peer review, researcher will be asked if he wants to publish in Open Access, his approval automatically will publish the article in OA. The researcher was required to submit the article through BGU mail.