Open access publishing refers to the publication of research and other academic material in a manner accessible to all. This means that the full text of the article can be found online for free.
Advantages of Open Access Publishing:
Dangers and Disadvantages in Open Access Publishing:
Predatory Journals are low quality journals that accept articles for publication without providing academic review. Avoid publishing in such journals by checking the lists of verified open access journals, such as the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), or lists of known predatory journals, like Cabell's Blacklist.
Types of Open Access Publishing:
There are several modes of publishing in open access, which are usually named by color. The two most important are Gold and Green open access.