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[BOAI] Fwd: [GOAL] DOAJ announces new selection criteria

From: Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:59:51 -0400


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[Forwarding from the Directory of Open Access Journals, via the GOAL list.
 --Peter Suber.]

The Directory of Open Access Journals (www.doaj.org) is delighted to
announce new selection criteria and *hereby announces that these new
criteria are open for public comment until July 15th*.

The DOAJ-team has developed the criteria and our Advisory Board (
http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=3DloadTemplate&template=3Dabout&uiLanguage=3D=
en#board)
has provided input and comments.

With the growth in the number of researc
h
funders, institutional open access policies and mandates, all stakeholders
involved =96 researchers (as authors and readers), research managers, staff
managing publication funds, librarians, universities and research funders -
need a trusted and reliable information resource that identifies good
quality open access journals and filters out disreputable publishers.
Equally, the former have a vested interest in not being associated with the
latter.

 We have tried to construct objective criteria that can facilitate
compliance verification easily.

In order to be listed in the DOAJ, a journal must meet the following
criteria:

*
Journal will be asked to provide basic information (title, ISSN, etc.),
contact information, and information about journal policies

*
Journal is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO

*
Journal has an editorial board with clearly identifiable members (including
affiliation information)

*
 Journal publishes a minimum of five articles per year (does not apply for
new journals)

*
 Allows use and reuse at leastat the following levels (as specified in the
Open Access Spectrum, http://www.plos.org/about/open-access/howopenisit/):
- Full text, metadata, and citations of articles can be crawled and
accessed with permission (Machine Readability Level 4)
- Provides free readership rights to all articles immediately upon
publication (Reader Rights Level 1)
- Reuse is subject to certain restrictions; no remixing (Reuse Rights Level
3)
- Allow authors to retain copyright in their article with no restrictions
(Copyrights Level 1)
- Author can post the final, peer-reviewed manuscript version (postprint)
to any repository or website (Author Posting Rights Level 2)

You may review the complete list of criteria here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=3D0AlFw8p9XB3C6dHE3ZC1Hd2FMMjAw=
eE96czRQb3NDbnc&usp=3Dsharing

 Future submissions for inclusion in to DOAJ must include the complete set
of information provided by the publisher. This information will be publicly
available in the Directory. The journals currently listed in the DOAJ will
have to go through a re-evaluation process based on the new criteria. This
work will take place over the next 12 months or so.

*DOAJ Seal of Approval* At the same time we are launching the DOAJ Seal of
Approval for Open Access Journals (in short: the DOAJ Seal) to encourage a
high practice standard. These journals will be identified with the DOAJ
Seal logo.

In addition to the more general criteria, above, required for inclusion in
the DOAJ, the following criteria must be met for a journal to receive the
DOAJ Seal:

*
 Provides machine readable copyright information to help search engines
identify open works

*
 Provides DOIs at the article level

*
 Provides metadata to DOAJ at the article level

*
 Has a digital archiving/preservation arrangement in place

*
 Allows use and reuse at least at the following levels (as specified in the
Open Access Spectrum, http://www.plos.org/about/open-access/howopenisit/):
+ Allows a community standard API or other protocol to crawl or access full
text, metadata, citations, and data (including supplementary data) for
articles (Open Access Spectrum: Machine Readability Level 2)
+ Ensures generous reuse and remixing rights (Open Access Spectrum: Reuse
Rights Level 1)
+ Allows authors to post any version of their article to any repository or
website (Open Access Spectrum: Author Posting Rights Level 1)

+++++++++++++++++++++

We are confident that the new criteria will positively contribute to the
transparency of open access. Since open access journals are a relatively
new phenomenon, and one that is continuously changing, we will probably
have to revise the criteria in a couple of years to keep them current and
up to date.

To avoid any misunderstanding, we are restating DOAJ=92s scope here:

The DOAJ has the ambition to continue to be the white list of open access
journals that are global in scope in terms of geography, scientific
discipline and language.

In scope: Journals that provide immediate access to scholarly articles
without reader payment, including back-files from those journals made
freely available after transitioning to open access.

Not in scope: Single articles from subscription based journals made freely
available under an open access option (hybrid articles).

Articles from subscription based journals made freely available after an
embargo period (so-called delayed open access =96 not a term in our
dictionary).

Your comments on the new criteria are much appreciated and will contribute
toward their implementation. Comments must be received before 6pm CEST on
Monday 15th July 2013 and should be sent to the DOAJ Community Manager
Dominic Mitchell (dom AT doaj.org).



Kind regards

Lars Bj=F8rnshauge

Managing Director, DOAJ

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div 
class=3D"gmail_default"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, s=
ans-serif">[Forwarding from the Directory of Open Access Journals, via 
the =
GOAL list. =A0--Peter Suber.]</font></div><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-=
serif"><br>

</font><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">T=
he Directory of Open Access Journals (<a 
href=3D"http://www.doaj.org" targe=
t=3D"_blank">www.doaj.org</a>) is delighted to announce new 
selection crite=
ria and *hereby announces that these new criteria are open for public comme=
nt until July 15th*.<div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"display:inline">

</div><br></font><div>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">The 
DOAJ-team has developed th=
e criteria and our Advisory Board (<a 
href=3D"http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=
=3DloadTemplate&amp;template=3Dabout&amp;uiLanguage=3Den#board" 
target=3D"_=
blank">http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=3DloadTemplate&amp;template=3Dabout&am=
p;uiLanguage=3Den#board</a>) has provided input and 
comments.</font></p>

=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">With the 
growth in the number =
of researc</font></p><div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"display:inline">=
<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">h</font></div><font face=3D"trebuch=
et ms, sans-serif"> funders, institutional open access policies and 
mandate=
s, all stakeholders involved =96 researchers (as authors and readers), rese=
arch managers, staff managing publication funds, librarians, universities a=
nd research funders - need a trusted and reliable information resource that=
 identifies good quality open access journals and filters out disreputable =
publishers. Equally, the former have a vested interest in not being associa=
ted with the latter.</font><span 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet ms&#39=
;,sans-serif">=A0</span><p>

</p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">We have 
tried to construct obj=
ective criteria that can facilitate compliance verification 
easily.</font><=
/p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">In order to 
be listed in the D=
OAJ, a journal must meet the following criteria:</font></p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"></font></p><div class=3D"gmail=
_default" style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-size:=
small;display:inline"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">* </font></di=
v>
<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Journal will be asked 
to provide ba=
sic information (title, ISSN, etc.), contact information, and information a=
bout journal 
policies<br></font><p></p><p><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-=
serif"></font></p>

<div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;,sa=
ns-serif;font-size:small;display:inline"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-s=
erif">* </font></div><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">Journal is reg=
istered with SHERPA/RoMEO</font><p>

</p><p><span style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif">*</spa=
n></p><div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet ms&#=
39;,sans-serif;font-size:small;display:inline"> </div><span 
style=3D"font-f=
amily:&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;,sans-serif">Journal has an 
editorial board wit=
h clearly identifiable members (including affiliation 
information)</span><p=
>

</p><p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"></font></p><div class=3D"gma=
il_default" style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-siz=
e:small;display:inline"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">*</font></d=
iv>

<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">=A0Journal publishes a 
minimum of f=
ive articles per year (does not apply for new journals)<div 
class=3D"gmail_=
default" style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-size:s=
mall;display:inline">

<br></div></font><p></p><p><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"></font><=
/p><div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;=
,sans-serif;font-size:small;display:inline"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, san=
s-serif">*</font></div>

<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">=A0Allows use and reuse 
at leastat =
the following levels (as specified in the Open Access Spectrum, <a 
href=3D"=
http://www.plos.org/about/open-access/howopenisit/" 
target=3D"_blank">http:=
//www.plos.org/about/open-access/howopenisit/</a>):<br>

- Full text, metadata, and citations of articles can be crawled and accesse=
d with permission (Machine Readability Level 4)<br>- Provides free 
readersh=
ip rights to all articles immediately upon publication (Reader Rights Level=
 1)<br>

- Reuse is subject to certain restrictions; no remixing (Reuse Rights Level=
 3)<br>- Allow authors to retain copyright in their article with no 
restric=
tions (Copyrights Level 1)<br>- Author can post the final, peer-reviewed 
ma=
nuscript version (postprint) to any repository or website (Author Posting R=
ights Level 2)<br>

 <br>You may review the complete list of criteria here: <a 
href=3D"https://=
docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=3D0AlFw8p9XB3C6dHE3ZC1Hd2FMMjAweE96czRQ=
b3NDbnc&amp;usp=3Dsharing" 
target=3D"_blank">https://docs.google.com/spread=
sheet/ccc?key=3D0AlFw8p9XB3C6dHE3ZC1Hd2FMMjAweE96czRQb3NDbnc&amp;usp=3Dshar=
ing</a></font><p>

</p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Future 
submissions for inclusi=
on in to DOAJ must include the complete set of information provided by the =
publisher. This information will be publicly available in the Directory. Th=
e journals currently listed in the DOAJ will have to go through a re-evalua=
tion process based on the new criteria. This work will take place over the =
next 12 months or so.</font></p>

=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">*DOAJ Seal 
of Approval*=A0At t=
he same time we are launching the DOAJ Seal of Approval for Open Access Jou=
rnals (in short: the DOAJ Seal) to encourage a high practice standard. Thes=
e journals will be identified with the DOAJ Seal logo.</font></p>

=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">In addition 
to the more genera=
l criteria, above, required for inclusion in the DOAJ, the following criter=
ia must be met for a journal to receive the DOAJ 
Seal:</font></p><p><font f=
ace=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif"></font></p>

<div class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;,sa=
ns-serif;font-size:small;display:inline"><font 
face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-s=
erif">*</font></div><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">=A0Provides mac=
hine readable copyright information to help search engines identify open wo=
rks</font><p>

</p><p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"></font></p><div class=3D"gma=
il_default" style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-siz=
e:small;display:inline"><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">*</font></d=
iv>

<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">=A0Provides DOIs at the 
article lev=
el</font><p></p><p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"></font></p><div =
class=3D"gmail_default" style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-se=
rif;font-size:small;display:inline">

<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">*</font></div><font face=3D"trebuch=
et ms, sans-serif">=A0Provides metadata to DOAJ at the article 
level</font>=
<p></p><p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"></font></p><div class=3D"=
gmail_default" style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif;font-=
size:small;display:inline">

<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">*</font></div><font face=3D"trebuch=
et ms, sans-serif">=A0Has a digital archiving/preservation arrangement 
in p=
lace</font><p></p><p><font face=3D"trebuchet 
ms, sans-serif"></font></p><di=
v class=3D"gmail_default" 
style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet ms&#39;,sans-=
serif;font-size:small;display:inline">

<font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">*</font></div><font face=3D"trebuch=
et ms, sans-serif">=A0Allows use and reuse at least at the following 
levels=
 (as specified in the Open Access Spectrum, <a 
href=3D"http://www.plos.org/=
about/open-access/howopenisit/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.plos.org/about=
/open-access/howopenisit/</a>):<br>

+ Allows a community standard API or other protocol to crawl or access full=
 text, metadata, citations, and data (including supplementary data) for art=
icles (Open Access Spectrum: Machine Readability Level 2)<br>+ Ensures 
gene=
rous reuse and remixing rights (Open Access Spectrum: Reuse Rights Level 1)=
<br>

+ Allows authors to post any version of their article to any repository or =
website (Open Access Spectrum: Author Posting Rights Level 
1)</font><p></p>=
=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">+++++++++++++++++++++</font></=
p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">We are 
confident that the new =
criteria will positively contribute to the transparency of open access. Sin=
ce open access journals are a relatively new phenomenon, and one that is co=
ntinuously changing, we will probably have to revise the criteria in a coup=
le of years to keep them current and up to date.</font></p>

=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">To avoid any 
misunderstanding,=
 we are restating DOAJ=92s scope here:</font><span 
style=3D"font-family:&#3=
9;trebuchet ms&#39;,sans-serif">=A0</span></p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">The DOAJ has 
the ambition to c=
ontinue to be the white list of open access journals that are global in sco=
pe in terms of geography, scientific discipline and 
language.</font></p>

=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">In 
scope:=A0Journals that prov=
ide immediate access to scholarly articles without reader payment, includin=
g back-files from those journals made freely available after transitioning =
to open access.</font></p>

=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Not in 
scope:=A0Single article=
s from subscription based journals made freely available under an open acce=
ss option (hybrid articles).</font></p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Articles 
from subscription bas=
ed journals made freely available after an embargo period (so-called delaye=
d open access =96 not a term in our dictionary).</font></p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Your 
comments on the new crite=
ria are much appreciated and will contribute toward their implementation. C=
omments must be received before 6pm CEST on Monday 15th July 2013 and shoul=
d be sent to the DOAJ Community Manager Dominic Mitchell (<a 
href=3D"mailto=
:dom AT doaj.org" target=3D"_blank">dom AT 
doaj.org</a>).</font></p>

=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">=A0</font></p>=20
  <p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, sans-serif">Kind 
regards</font></p>=20
  <p><span style=3D"font-family:&#39;trebuchet 
ms&#39;,sans-serif">Lars Bj=
=F8rnshauge</span></p><p><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif">Managing D=
irector, DOAJ</font></p>
=20
</div><font face=3D"trebuchet ms, 
sans-serif"><br></font></div></div>

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