Gold Journal

A popular term for a journal referred to by colour in a medical library: the classic ‘gold journal’ is Urology
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There would also be considerable pushback by any mandate that would come close to requiring publishing in an OA gold journal because it would fly in the face of academic freedom.
(This is not a new problem; we have had journals and conference proceedings of a questionable pedigree long before OA arrived.) While gold journals have been inappropriately branded as "author pays" in this emerging reality, the funders or the taxpayers are the ones who actually pay.
Even opponents of OA have fallen into the fallacy that OA means publishing Gold journals.