1. Introduction to Publishing in an Open Access Journal

This section covers guidance on publishing a paper in Open Access publications.  The method of delivery is in text and presentation format.

On completion of this section, you will have awareness of the Open Access publication process and compliant publications.

Thinking points

  • Are you preparing a paper for publication and have you identified a journal?
  • If you identified a journal, what were your considerations when selecting that particular publication?
  • Do you believe that you have to publish in a high ranking journal with a high citation factor to get recognised in scholarly circles?