An increasing number of funding organizations require publications on the research that they fund to be open access, i.e. available to the public without having to subscribe to a journal or pay a fee. Does anybody know where I can find a list of journals/publishers that do not allow material that they publish to be published this way?

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    The question should be "where can I find a list of open access journal", as nobody will try to find a list of pay-walled journals. Nov 4, 2012 at 16:04
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    Note that a vast majority of subscription-based journals comply with this requirement because they automatically post pre-prints on things like pubmed central (sometimes after an embargo), and almost all of them allow pre-prints on pre-prints servers.
    – Cape Code
    Sep 10, 2014 at 13:07
  • possible duplicate of List of reputable open access journals
    – tripleee
    Apr 30, 2015 at 9:15

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This answer to a related question points to http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/, which allows you to look up the policy of specific journals.


Directory of open access journals is the most comprehensive listing for the open access ones, so if you find a journal there, it's open. If not, then you need further research. Though usually clicking on an article link should be sufficient.

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