Tools and Tips for Publishing Open Access Articles

Tools and tips for publishing Open Access articles

Publishing articles in Open Access requires planning in advance. Here is some information that can help you publish with Open Access. The tools we offer here can assist you in finding suitable deposit databases, can help you identify predatory journals and help you make decisions regarding Open Access publishing.


The below links were presented in tutorials for faculty and doctoral students by the Libraries and Information Dividion.

Tutorial about Open Access (23.2.2021)


Tools to assist you in making decisions about Open Access publishing

1. Sherpa Juliet- Identifying the publishing policies of various funding bodies.


2. Sherpa/Romeo - Locating information about the publishing requirements of various publishers.


3. The Journal Checker Tool  - Locating publishing routes that are compatible with Plan S


4.OpenDOAR - A tool that helps you to search deposit databases by location, topic or type.


5. Copyright guarantee for the author:

 Addendum- An appendix attached to the contract, sent by the publisher in order to preserve the author’s rights.


a. Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine


b. BTAA Author Addendum


c. SPARC Author Addendum


6. Creative Commons

Deposit Databases

Please Note: Uploading the following deposits is subject to the publishers' policy on the issue.


1. ArXiv-- Database for depositing articles in the field of exact sciences.


2. SocArXiv - Database for depositing articles in the field of social sciences.


3. SSRN - Database for depositing articles in the fields of social sciences and humanities.


4. Zenodo - Open database for depositing articles, databases, software, reports, etc., in all areas.


5. PsyArXiv - Database for depositing articles in the field of psychology.


6. REPEC - Database for depositing articles in the field of economics.

Tools for identifying predatory journals

1. Journal Citation Reports- Access is via the Libraries and Information Dividion Database page.


2. Scopus - Access is via the Libraries and Information Dividion Database Page


3. Cabells - Access is via the Libraries and Information Dividion Database Page


4. COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)


5. DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)


6. OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association)


7. Stop Predatory Journals


8. SCImago Journal & Country Rank


9. Beall's list of predatory publishers


10. Think. Check. Submit




12. JournalGuide


13. Journal Quality List


14. Retraction Watch


15. Journal Evaluation Tool


Contact Information

For questions or inquiries, you can contact

Dr. Yehudit Shkolnisky:

Mrs. Sarit Sambol Szasz: