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Many researchers hesitate to publish open access (OA) for a variety of reasons. To those researchers who are not familiar with the concept of open access and the functioning of open access journals, submitting to an OA journal might seem like a risky step. This reluctance to submit to OA journals and to make research freely accessible could be triggered by several existing misconceptions about OA such as "All open access journals are predatory."
In order to choose a legitimate OA journal, authors must be able to differentiate between reliable OA journals and the predatory ones. This SlideShare presents a set of questions that authors can ask themselves before choosing an OA journal to submit their manuscripts. These questions will help authors to judge the authenticity of the concerned journal.