What are Author's Rights? Do you own the copyright to your published articles? You may or may not depending on the contract you signed with the publisher.
Submitting your work for publication? Check out these links to make sure you retain copyright to your own work.
Interested in publishing in Open Access journals? Check out these links for more information.
The following list, authored by Declan Butler and originally published in the journal Nature (27 March 2013), is used with the permission of the copyright holder.
How to perform due diligence before submitting to a journal or publisher.
Unfortunately the rise of open access has also given rise to "predatory publishers" who prey on researcher's career driven need to publish with various tactics. Review Beall's list of "Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers" and look at his criteria for adding journals to the list.
This website, powered by Eigenfactor and Journalprices.com, attempts to measure the "prestige" of open access journals relative to the price authors are asked to pay in order to be published.