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Two-thirds of DOAJ journals do not have article processing charges

64% of the journals added to DOAJ after March 2014 do not have article processing charges, while 36% have article processing charges. As of today, the total is 1,123 journals of which 720 do not have article processing charges (based on an ISSN count of journals with no charges supplied by DOAJ) and 403 have charges (from the DOAJ website / advanced search / journals / expand article processing charges). 221 more words

Open Access Article Processing Charges

Get involved and volunteer for DOAJ

We are always looking for ‪‎volunteers‬ to help us review the applications for journals wishing to be indexed in ‪‎DOAJ‬. We have well over 100 people, from all over the world, helping us already. 229 more words

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Knockoffs Erode Trust in Metrics Market

If the Internet created a burgeoning market of cheap academic journal knockoffs, should we be surprised to witness new knockoff ratings companies?

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DOAJ reapplications process now underway

I just happened to be looking at the DOAJ’s (Directory of Open Access Journals) website and noticed that they have just (yesterday) started the reapplication process… 70 more words

Update on 2014 DOAJ application

Bepress recently published a blog post in DC Telegraph with updated information about the new Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) application. While one of my… 57 more words


Some journals say they are in DOAJ when they are not

Some journal web sites state that the journal is in DOAJ when it is not. Often, the home page carries the DOAJ logo along with logos from other indexing services. 112 more words

Using The DOAJ

Housecleaning at the Directory of Open Access Journals

Last week, Nature News & Comment ran a piece with the headline “Open-access website gets tough.” In it, author Richard Van Noorden reported that the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is cleaning house: deleting all entries from its list and “asking all of the journals in its directory to reapply on the basis of stricter criteria.” This development seems clearly to come as the result of growing concern about “predatory” journals—publications that present themselves to potential authors as rigorous and high-quality scholarly open access (OA) journals but actually do little more than collect processing fees up front and then publish whatever is submitted, often without any peer review or even meaningful editorial oversight. 1,068 more words

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atlibber reblogged this on Atlibber and commented:

This post by Rick Anderson, and the comments that follow, is an excellent introduction to the conversation about the quality of open access journals in general and the editorial policies of the Directory of Open Access Journals. The comments include a conversation joined by important voices like Peter Suber, Richard Poynder, and Jeffrey Beall (of Beall's list).