The Conversation has several articles on the subject. Two recent discussions include Roxanne Missingham (University Librarian, ANU) on the impact of open access on the scholarly publishing industry and Martin Eve (Lecturer, University of Lincoln) responding to John Bohannon’s report on the failure of peer-review and editorial processes among some open-access journals.
Also, in the Guardian Peter Suber (Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication) addresses six myths about open-access publishing. Closer to home, the Thesis Whisperer hosts an interesting piece by Belinda Thompson (Menzies Centre for Health Policy, ANU) on why ‘grey literature’ is not open access.
Finally, staff and students at the University of Melbourne publish a number of open-access journals; find them here. And on a broader note, the Directory of Open Access Journals seeks to provide links to all peer-reviewed, open-access journals.