DOAJ is raising the quality bar for open access: SPARC blog post
DOAJ’s managing director, Lars Bjørnshauge, has been interviewed by SPARC about DOAJ’s enhanced application form and raising the quality bar in open access publishing. The post, published today, highlights how effectively the new form is providing a much-needed filter against questionable, unethical and non-transparent publishing practices. Combined with OASPA’s efforts, the form is an important […] Read More...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 at 14:57
Greater visibility to APCs: amount, currency, URL
There has been a lot of focus in research on author processing charges (APCs) and submission charges, particularly in the last 16 months or so and DOAJ data is often used as a basis of that research. Heather Morrison’s recent article in Publications and Walt Crawford’s research published in Cites and Insights are two very […] Read More...
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 at 08:12
Applications: a note about Archiving and Preservation
One of the questions in our Application Form asks: ‘What digital archiving policy does the journal use?’ (Question 25). The words “archive” and “archiving” are used frequently in academic publishing and more often than not refer to very different things so I want to add some clarity to what DOAJ is referring to with this […] Read More...
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 at 15:47
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