A central tenet of the University’s policy is that it does not tell researchers where they can and cannot publish. Apart from the sheer numbers of journals involved, offering such lists may be seen as breaching this policy. Most journals – especially those from major publishers – do offer both green and gold Open Access options. If you would like advice on whether a specific journal allows you to comply with your Open Access requirements, please contact us and we will be happy to check for you. Further guidance can also be found using external services such as Sherpa/Romeo, although the information there is not always up to date.
You should also be aware of so-called ‘predatory Open Access journals’. These are journals which often approach authors directly inviting publication, but then charge mandatory and often high Open Access fees. Many are not properly peer-reviewed or have other questionable practices or reputations. If you submit an article to the Open Access service that seems to be in such a journal, we will try to point it out to you, but publication there remains entirely a matter of your choice.