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Open Access: Evaluating OA Publications
This guide provides guidance on open access scholarly publishing for all researchers.
Is the publication affiliated with a university or professional organization? Does the editorial board have credentials? What are their acceptance rates? If you have questions or hesitations, contact members of the editorial board or article authors.
Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers identify trusted journals in their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications.
Directories of scholarly publishing information, to help you find the best journal for your manuscript. Access includes the following areas: Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, Marketing, Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science
Open Access Publishing Ethics
Along with the emergence of open access publishing, printing barriers have decreased and the assembly and dissemination of information requires little more than Internet access.
Unfortunately, this has led to a proliferation of open access publishers with little or no subject expertise and of questionable repute.
Scholars and researchers may receive email solicitations for fee-based paper submissions to journals that make false or misleading claims about the stringency of their peer-review process, members of their editorial board, or indexing status.