Directory of Open Access Journals Introduces New Standards to Help Community Address Quality

« After all the hard work that scholars put into their research, they are eager to have the papers reporting on their work widely read.  Many understand that publishing their article in an Open Access journal provides them with the opportunity to reach the widest possible audience.  However, lingering concerns about the quality of open access journals have kept some academics from fully embracing the innovative publishing model.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), a comprehensive international database of more than 10,000 Open Access journals, recently implemented a rigorous new vetting process that aims to raise the bar of quality for the journals it lists and filters out publications that are tarnishing the image of Open Access (…) »