Master's/Doctoral Projects for OST and PT: Disseminating Your Research
Open access journals make articles freely available on the Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text. Benefits of publishing in an open access venue may include:
- Increased visibility, usage, and impact of your research
- More efficient dissemination compared with traditional publishing models
- Retention of some or all of your copyrights
- Contribution to societal good by providing scholarly content to a global audience
- Rigor of traditional peer-review before publication
- Ongoing feedback through social media
Hybrid journal: Some content is open access. This is a subscription model that provides open access to content typically via publication or author fees.
Embargoed open access: Also called delayed open access. This is a subscription model that provides open access to content after an embargo period expires. For example, the most current content may only be available to subscribers, while the archived issues are open access.
Deposit Your Project in the Library
Conference Presentations and Posters
Selecting a Journal
- Who is the target audience?
- Does this journal’s scope fit my manuscript and my goals?
- Does this journal have any quality markers?
- Does this journal have any reasons for caution?
- Does this journal have any red flags?
How to Find Journals
Journals to Consider
Look at the sources you cited in your paper/manuscript. Where were those articles published? This is a good first place to start identifying journals to submit your research.
Specialized Hybrid Journals to Consider
This list is not all-inclusive and is not intended to endorse or promote particular journals.