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CategoryQuestionable Publishing

Who’s afraid of peer review?

A spoof paper concocted by Science reveals little or no scrutiny at many open-access journals.

Quality Open Access Market

Quality Open Access Market. QOAM is a market place for scientific and scholarly journals which publish articles in open access. Quality scoring of the journals in QOAM is based on academic crowd sourcing; price information includes institutional licensed pricing.

Penetrating the Omerta of Predatory Publishing: The Romanian Connection

Peer Review Quality and Transparency of the Peer-Review Process in Open Access and Subscription Journals

This study creates a tool to assess the quality of the peer-review process at academic journals using transparency as an indicator.

Predatory open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics

A comprehensive longitudinal study analyzes some key characteristics of the questionable OA publishing market.


Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.

Identifying predatory or pseudo-journals

This WAME document aims to provide guidance to help editors, researchers, funders, academic institutions and other stakeholders distinguish predatory journals from legitimate journals.

Open access journal quality indicators

Lists of indicators to identify high-quality, peer-reviewed open access publications.


GoOA launched in 2014, funded by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and run by National Science Library, CAS. GoOA is a non-commercial, non-for-profit service, and does not have any business connection with publishers.
GO OA focus on the evaluation, selection, repository of the high-quality OA journals and devote to studying a sustainable utilization of OA journals and other open resources and always seeking for good cooperation with OA publishers. Now GoOA serves more than 40,000 researchers and graduate students of CAS.

DOAJ Presentations in slideshare

Presentations in slideshare.