Answered By: Curtin Library Last Updated: Aug 08, 2018 Views: 15
Answered By: Curtin Library
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2018 Views: 15
Think.Check.Submit supports researchers identify trusted journals for their research.
The campaign recommends authors consider the following when selecting an open access journal to publish with:
- Do you or your colleagues know the journal?
- Have you read any articles in the journal before?
- Is it easy to discover the latest papers in the journal?
- Can you easily identify and contact the publisher?
- Is the publisher name clearly displayed on the journal website?
- Can you contact the publisher by telephone, email, and post?
- Is the journal clear about the type of peer review it uses?
- Are articles indexed in services that you use?
- Is it clear what fees will be charged?
- Does the journal site explain what these fees are for and when they will be charged?
- Do you recognise the editorial board?
- Have you heard of the editorial board members?
- Do the editorial board mention the journal on their own websites?
- Is the publisher a member of a recognized industry initiative?
- Do they belong to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)?
- Is the journal listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)?
- Does the publisher belong to the Open Access Scholarly Publishers’ Association (OASPA)?