doaj logoResearchers, faculty, and students who wish to publish in OA journals should read a recent post in The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, for valuable information on the growth of OA journal collections.  This article highlights collections such as the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), PubMed Central, HighWire Press, and many others.  DOAJ is celebrating 10 years of support for scholarly publishing and has a new feature that allows researchers to browse their journals, according to publication charges:

Directory of Open Access Journals
9,944 journals. Growth this quarter: 185 journals (2 per day)
121 countries. Growth this quarter: 1 country.
5,597 journals searchable at article level. Growth this quarter: 660 journals (7 per day).
1,517,338 articles searchable at article level. Growth this quarter: 386,957 articles (over 4,000 per day). 34% growth this quarter.
New: browse by publication fee. This browse feature demonstrates that the vast majority of OA journals do not use article processing charges.
Data as of October 12, 2013:

  • No article processing charge – 6,557 journals
  • With article processing charge – 2,687 journals
  • Conditional article processing charge – 498 journals
  • No information re article processing charge – 199 journals