May 22nd, 2013
Maybe you have heard me speak about open access issues. I highly recommend the Nature special issue of March 28, 2013 Volume 495 The Future of Publishing.
In The Dark Side of Publishing, you will find “A checklist to identify reputable publishers.” You will also learn more about Jeffrey Beall whom I have talked about in connection with his Scholarly Open Access blog. His blog contains his list of “Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers.”
When publishing, I remind you to check the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). The latter has a members list, and a Code of Conduct outlined for its members that also, in my opinion, outlines best practices for open access journals.