Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Releases Best Practice Guide
From the DOAJ News Service:
DOAJ has launched the DOAJ Best Practice Guide.
The Guide is a web resource that provides selection criteria, resources and tools for the identification of reputable open access journals to support researchers, publishers and librarians in their search of best practice and transparency standards. It is also an attempt to collect discussions about open access to publications and its development. It is developed by, and updated regularly by, the DOAJ team based on existing and new information.
The Guide Aims to do the Following:
- Highlight issues surrounding questionable publishing practices;
- Provide a checklist of criteria to help identify questionable publishers based on guidelines for editors working with applications to DOAJ;
- Identify other tools that assist in making informed decisions on where to submit articles for publication. based on the ThinkCheckSubmit initiative;
- Contain case studies and examples gathered by DOAJ over 13 years of operation.
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