Publishing via the Gold Open Access route allows free, immediate access to your research papers upon publication.
You may choose to publish in an open access journal or a hybrid journal.
Open Access Journals make their content freely available upon publication. The publishers of these journals may or may not charge an Article Processing Fee. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) indexes and provides access to a list of quality open access, peer-reviewed journals at http://doaj.org. Members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association can be viewed at http://oaspa.org.
Hybrid Journals are usually subscription-based journals that provide an open access option to authors. The authors may choose to pay the Article Processing Fee (upon acceptance of paper) to the publishers to make their papers available to non-subscribers. A list of Publishers with Paid Options for Open Access is available at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/PaidOA.php.