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MCOB's Guide to Predators, Prey, and OA: Evaluating Open Access Publications: Resources

Business Journal Quality

Library Resources

Resources for Authors

Online Resources

Commitee on Publication Ethics: publishers who are members are expected to follow COPE's Code of Conduct for Journal Editors

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Evaluating Journals: Scholarly Communication Toolkit from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

Journal Guide: American Journal Experts

Journal Evaluation Tool

Journal Impact Factors (guide from Michigan State University Libraries)

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

Quality Open Access Market
This site features a journal score card, where authors who publish in scholarly Open Access titles rate their experiences from 1-5 based on the following criteria:

  1. The editor of the journals is responsive
  2. The peer review of the journal has added value
  3. I would recommend scholars to submit their work to this journal
  4. I would deem this journal good value for money

There is also a text box for reviewers to enter any comments they may have about the journal. More about the score card can be found at

Retraction Watch


Think. Check. Submit. a browser extension to help find open access versions of research papers that may otherwise be hidden behind a paywall.

Choosing an Appropriate and Trustworthy Journal