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Open Access (OA): Open Access

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Open Access Journals

Open Access (OA) publishing provide free and open access to academic research products (journals, books, reports, theses, etc.)

OA Models

Gold 

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).

Green 

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.

Hybrid 

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

  • Science belongs to everyone.
  • Exposure to the public & industry that do not subscribe to the journal
  • Ability to make an impact policy
  • Increase the citations number 

Disadvantages of Open Access Publishing

  • Funding needed
  • Copyright Issues should take care
  • Qaulity control needed

Predatory Journals    

How to Identify Predatory Journals​

It is important to look carefully at:

  • Full details of the journal's address & website
  • Full details of the publisher & editors
  • What are the research records of the editors
  • Use the official DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), which contains the list of authorized publishers & journals that adopt the Open Access Advertising Model

For publishers policy you can look at SHARPA/ROMEO web site 

Publishers Agreements

The library has new contracts for the year 2022 with publishers, for publishing articles in Open Access with no APC (article processing charge) to BGU faculty (or with a discount).

Publishing in Open Access can increase the readership and visibility of your research and help to find more potential collaborations and recognition.

How to apply?  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 is required to submit the article through BGU mail.

 AIP

An agreement for publishing in hybrid OA journals, with no APC costs.

 Cambridge University Press

The University has a Read & Publish agreement and institution researchers are entitled to unlimited publication in the titles  publish the article in Open Access (hybrid and gold), his approval automatically will publish the article in OAincluded in List of OA Journals   titles Publish Paper Process. After peer review, author will be asked if he would like to publish in OA.

The ​​​​​​Company of Biologists

BGU University has a Read&Publish agreement to unlimited publication (hybrid and gold). 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 is required to submit the article through BGU mail.

De Gruyter

An agreement for publishing in hybrid OA journals, with no APC costs.

Emerald

An agreement for publishing in hybrid OA journals with a 10% discount in the APC costs.

Karger

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 hybrid and gold journals (subscription journals with an Open Access option) of Karger Publishing.

How to submit your paper to Karger Publishing. 

Portland Press

An agreement for publishing in hybrid and gold OA journals, with no APC costs.

SAGE

SAGE Publisher has agreement with  BGU to publish in hybrid Open Access in 900+ journals (SAGE Choice) at the cost of £200 or a 20% discount in the gold OA journals. 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.

 Wiley
An agreement for publishing in hybrid OA journals, with no APC costs. Eligible Authors neet to follow the WOAA Workflow and has to select open access publishing. Number of articles with no cost is limited. 

Library Forms

Ben Gurion University Supporting OA Publishing

 Library journal ranking form

 

Laison Librarians

Natural and Engineering sciences – Dorit van Moppes | dvm@bgu.ac.il Tel. no. 08-6477532

Social and Management sciences – Hanit Shemesh Boterashvili | shemeshb@bgu.ac.il Tel. no. 08-6461405

Humanities – Valerie Khaskin-Flandler | khaskin@bgu.ac.il Tel. no. 08-6479224

Health Sciences - Ilanit Bone | bonei@bgu.ac.il 08-6479892