Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

The Right Place to Publish: Considerations in Choosing a Journal or Publisher

Based on a 2016 survey: Factors in OA Decision (figure 12) *

Also "'Funding agencies expect it,' highlighting a gap in the options included in the survey." **

* From: Heaton, R., Burns, D., & Thoms, B. (2019). Altruism or Self-Interest? Exploring the Motivations of Open Access Authors. College & Research Libraries, 80(4), 485. doi:

** See also: Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications and FAQ: What is OA & Why is it important?

Also worth noting:

Significance of Supervisor or Research Mentor Influence to Publish OA (figure 8)

figure 8

VIU Footer