Open-access website gets tough

  title={Open-access website gets tough},
  author={Richard Van Noorden},

Editorial: Open access—our golden route in academic publishing in an increasingly open world

Open Access (OA) publishing, that is the immediate, online, free availability of research outputs without many of the restrictions imposed by traditional copyright agreements, is changing the

How reliable and useful is Cabell's Blacklist ? A data-driven analysis

Cabell's blacklist was tested to analyse whether or not it could be adopted as a reliable tool by stakeholders in scholarly communication, including its own academic library, and to make recommendations and suggestions that could help improve Cabel's blacklist service.

The Perils of Predatory Journals and Conferences

There is a need for awareness among researchers and clinicians regarding predatory publishing, and the scourge of predatory publishing and conferencing should be more often highlighted during scientific meetings and publication courses.

The use of Gold Open Access in four European countries: An analysis at the level of articles

The results indicate that an overview of the state of Gold OA is preferably obtained by comparing DOAJ to a full-coverage database.

Handbook of Research on Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Governance in Higher Education

In contemporary societies, higher education institutions face the impact of globalization, which is mainly demanding in imposing and shaping ethical practices. While higher education systems and

Journals removed from DOAJ appearing within SCImago's ranks: A study of excluded journals

  • Li Sun
  • Computer Science
    Learn. Publ.
  • 2019
This paper calls for a more transparent process of journal reviews by DOAJ or even a re‐examination of the selection criteria and/or the evaluation process.

Predatory journals and dubious publishers: how to avoid being their prey

SUMMARY Open access publishing has a dark side, the predatory publishers and journals that exist for revenue rather than scholarly activity. This article helps researchers to: (1) identify some of