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[BOAI] Re: Fwd: [GOAL] DOAJ announces new selection criteria
From: Jan Szczepanski <jan.szczepanski63 AT gmail.com>
Here is a new title in DOAJ. As you can see the Publisher is World Scholar. This Publisher is noted on Beall’s List:Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access Publishers. http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/ Any explanations? Jan American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences ISSN/EISSN: 23290781 2329079X Publisher: World Scholars Subject: Multidisciplinary Country: United States Language: English Start year 2013 Publication fee: Yes --- Further Information License: Added to DOAJ: 2013-06-12 13:51:41 2013/6/12 Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>: > [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=loadTemplate&template=about&uiLanguage=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 – 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=0AlFw8p9XB3C6dHE3ZC1Hd2FMMjAweE96czRQb3NDbnc&usp=sharing > > 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’s 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 – 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 Bjørnshauge > > Managing Director, DOAJ > > > > > -- > To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page: > http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/boai-forum -- Jan Szczepański F.d Förste bibliotekare och chef för f.d Avdelningen för humaniora vid Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek E-post: Jan.Szczepanski63 AT gmail.com -- To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page: http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/boai-forum
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