Open Access (OA) typically refers to research publications released under an open license. Open Education Resources (OER) typically refers to teaching and learning materials released under such a license. Creative Commons licenses cover a variety of licensing permissions.
How do you avoid publishing with a Predatory Publisher?
Reputable Open Access Journals should meet the following standards:
If a journal you are considering publishing in is sending up red flags by not meeting these standards, it might be better to consider another place to publish your article.