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Predators, Prey, and OA: Evaluating Open Access Publications: Resources

This LibGuide is designed to provide faculty with resources for evaluating the quality of academic publications.

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
https://publicationethics.org/

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
https://doaj.org/

Evaluating Journals: Scholarly Communication Toolkit from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
http://acrl.libguides.com/scholcomm/toolkit/evaluating

Journal Guide: American Journal Experts
https://www.journalguide.com/

Journal Evaluation Tool
http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/librarian_pubs/40/

Journal Impact Factors (guide from Michigan State University Libraries)
http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/impactfactors

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
http://oaspa.org/

Quality Open Access Market
http://www.qoam.eu/journals
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 http://www.qoam.eu/journalscorecard.

Retraction Watch
http://retractionwatch.com/

Scimago
http://scimagojr.com/aboutus.php

Think. Check. Submit.
http://thinkchecksubmit.org/

Upaywall.org: 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