New Wiley Read and Publish Agreement is LIVE!
Starting January 1, 2024 the NOAA Central Library will cover Open Access fees to publish...Read more here.
Open Access refers to a set of principles on how scholarly information is disseminated online, free of cost or other barriers, and comes in a number of varieties, often presented in a color-coded naming system. The most familiar and common of these are the Gold, Green, and Hybrid types of open access.
Scientific freedom is alive and well! You are not required to publish open access. Questions to consider are:
Is this the best journal for your work?
Some journals are gold and therefore you have to pay the fee.
Is this the only option?
Do you have funds to pay an APC?
If no, archive the manuscript for free. This will still satisfy public access requirements.
What do your co-authors want?
. Here are other ways to support open access:
Below are a few resources to that can help identify journal policies, credibility, open access policies, and more: