Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Basic Criteria – Updated and Rewritten in Plain English
From DOAJ News:
We are rewriting our website in plain English so that it is easy for our users, especially publishers, to understand what is required for a good quality and complete application.
These are first steps to us:
- becoming even more open and transparent;
- offering a greatly improved user experience for a new application form;
- starting a localisation project to offer elements of the website in languages other than English.
Today the basic criteria are mixed with the advanced criteria on a very wordy page and in our application form. It is hard to tell which is which. The advanced criteria are only required for a journal wishing to get the DOAJ Seal.
This leads many to believe that a journal has to have the Seal to be indexed in DOAJ. This is not true.
Direct to Complete Post/Review Criteria
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