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HARC: Helpful Academic Researchers Companion

HARC has been designed to answer the questions researchers ask at every step of the research life cycle

How do I find an Open Access Journal to publish in?

Using Scimago to Identify Open Access journals indexed by Scopus

Check Scimago:

  • select your discipline
  • tick to select Display only Open Access Journals
  • sort by SJR to rank the journals

Image shows the Open Access filter button in Scimago database


Using CiteScore (Elsevier) to Identify Open Access journals indexed by Scopus

  • click on the button to add more filters
  • click on Display only Open Access Titles
  • sort this time by CiteScore - this will re-rank the journals from SJR to CiteScore

Shows location of Open Access button in Journal Metrics

 

 


Using Journal Citation Reports to Identify Open Access journals indexed by the Web of Science

Check InCites: Journal Citation Reports

  • slect your discipline
  • tick to select display only Open Access Journal

 

 

Identify Open Access journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Free-to-Read Journals

Some free-to-read journalsmay not be listed in DOAJ - check the journal's Home page and About pages for more informatiuon.

Check the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

  • search by discipline
  • click on Journals
  • journal titles will display
  • use the side panel to refine your list further

Image shows the Directory of Open Access Journal website