Publish your research so that it’s open access. There are a number of options available.
Option A: Publish in an open access journal. There are many journals to choose from.
- PLoS titles (7 titles)
- BioMed Central titles (over 100 titles)
- Directory of Open Access Journals: As of October 18th, 2010 there are 5,524 journal titles listed.
Option B: Pay for the open access option when publishing in non-OA journals. Here are some traditional journal publishers that have OA options:
- ACS AuthorChoice
- BMJ Unlocked
- Cambridge Open Access
- European Society of Endocrinology Open Access
- Portland Press Opt2Pay
- Sage Open
- Society for Reproduction and Fertility Open Access
- Springer Open Choice
- Taylor & Francis iOpenAccess
- Wiley-Blackwell OnlineOpen
Option C: Retain the rights to your published research. Modify the publisher’s copyright transfer agreement to allow you to:
- retain your copyright to the abstract and complete document, and allow others to reuse and distribute without permission as long as they cite appropriately;
- load the post-print and/or published version of the article on a freely accessible Web site or COH research profile.