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Predatory Journals and Publishers in the Era of Open Access Resources: Introduction

This guide organizes resources related to the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching events on predatory journals and publishing

What is Open Access?

The basic idea of OA is simple:  Make research literature available online without price barriers and without most permission barriers. Even the implementation is simple enough that the volume of peer-reviewed OA literature and the number of institutions providing it have grown at an increasing rate for more than a decade.
Peter Suber, Open Access (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2012), 8.