UPDATES ON INFORMATION REGARDING THE DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS PLATFORM MAY INCREASE ITS RELIABILITY

  • Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva Independent researcher, P. O. Box 7, Ikenobe 3011-2, Kagawa-ken 761-0799, Japan
Keywords: Academic societies, Bibliographies as topic, COPE/DOAJ/OASPA/WAME Best principles, Open access publishing, Periodicals as topic, Predatory journals, Ethics, Whitelists

Abstract

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a leading whitelist of open access journals (OAJs), that is, OAJs that are presumably safe to publish in, or scholarly, because they follow best practices established by COPE/DOAJ/OASPA/WAME. Academics rely on the DOAJ to select OAJs of choice, and filter for particular needs, for example, English-only or no article processing charges. A search of DOAJ-indexed OAJs publishing work on ornamental research identified five OAJs, but 60% of them had incorrect and thus misleading information. The ‘last update’ of all five  OAJs were outdated. The DOAJ must ensure that indexed OAJs have updated information. The Editors of OAJs also bear responsibility.

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Published
2021-10-05