OA: it’s not just about the access

« … Committees such as OASPA and COPE  have been hard at work to outline the code of conduct OA journals should adhere to. To highlight the importance of transparency further, in December last year a joint statement  was released by WAME, DOAJ, COPE and OASPA to outline the publication practices that journals need to demonstrate if they are to qualify as members of their organizations. Journals which do adhere to such standards also need to make this clear on their homepages – thereby allowing readers to easily identify legitimate OA journals. Researchers who wish to identify a legitimate journal should look to see if they are members of one of these organizations (…) »