Frequently asked questions

Does open access bring more citations?

There are some analysis that seem to indicate that open access papers are more often cited than subscription-based articles (see e.g. The Scientist May 2006)

Which journals are Open Access Journals?

To find out whether a specific journal is an open access journal you may visit the EZB (Electronic Journal database) and search for the journal. Open Access Journals are marked with a green trafic light.

For which journals do I need the "Author annex"?

The author annex is needed for all journals which are neither Open Access Journals nor SHERPA/RoMEO green publishers (See Which journals are open access journals and The Sherpa/RoMEO list)