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Psychology

This is a guide to print and online resources about psychology in the UBC Library collection.

If Your Research Was Funded by a Granting Agency

If your research was funded by a granting agency, there's an additional consideration to choosing a journal for your article.  You must make sure that the journal offers open access publication that meets your funder's conditions.  

Both journals/publishers and funding agencies have Open Access policies:

  • Use SHERPA RoMEO to find publishers' conditions for open access archiving on a journal-by-journal basis.
  • Use SHERPA Juliet  to see funders’ conditions for open access publication. 
     

For more information, contact the UBC Scholarly Communications and Copyright office.

Open Access Publisher Discounts for UBC Researchers

Some Open Access journals request a fee - often referred to as an article processing charge (APC) - for article submission and review or for publication.  UBC Library’s commitment to OA extends to institutional memberships with a variety of OA publishers and organizations. These memberships provide benefits to researchers at UBC, often through discounts on APCs.

Funding Agency and Journal OA Policies

Author Rights

Avoid Predatory Publishers

Think.Check.Submit is a checklist developed by academic publishers and scholarly associations to help you choose a trusted journal for your article.

Identifying and avoiding predatory publishers: a primer for researchers (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) provides an overview and checklists.

Jeffrey Beall provides a List of Predatory Publishers. His Criteria for inclusion are very useful for assessing a journal/publisher.

Presentation to UBCV Department of Psychology