Addressing Faculty Publishing Concerns with Open Access Journal Quality Indicators The scholarly publishing paradigm is evolving to embrace innovative open access publication models. While this environment fosters the creation of high-quality, peer-reviewed open access publications, it also provides opportunities for journals or publishers to engage in unprofessional or unethical practices.
Open Access Journal Quality Indicators Journal quality indicators from Grand Valley State University can help to evaluate open access publications as you consider appropriate publication venues, or invitations to serve as reviewers or editors.
The Sniff Test Follow the criteria described in Walt Crawford’s article, “Journals, ‘Journals,’ and Wannabees: Investigating the List.” Cites and Insights. 2014. A good starting point is by looking the journal up in DOAJ.org. If it’s listed, keep going. If not, keep looking for another journal. DOAJ makes it easy to search by keyword and subject.
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