Open Access (OA) is commonly used to mean publishing that is online, free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions (Peter Suber, 2012). Learn more about OA here.
Benefits of Open Access
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Source: Australasian Open Access Strategy Group
What is Predatory Publishing?
The era of Open Access publishing has also given rise to harmful publishing practices.
Predatory, parasitic, vanity, disreputable... these are all terms used to describe journals that typically: