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Publishing in the age of open access journal database integrity i.pptx

  1. 1. Publishing in the Age of Open Access Journals: Database Integrity I Ruth Perkins Bob Flatley Sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and the Rohrbach Library
  2. 2. Definitions • Open access (OA) – OA literature is available online to be read for free by anyone, anytime, anywhere, without registration or other hindrance – as long as they have internet access. • Gold OA – journals that make all peer-reviewed articles freely available for online reading as soon as they are published, without requiring fees or registration to read those articles. • Green OA – peer-reviewed articles deposited in freely available digital repositories. Walt Crawford, "Open-Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism," Library Technology Reports 51, no.6 (August/September 2015):5.
  3. 3. Evaluating Journals – Warning Signs • Unsolicited emails often with grammatical and syntax errors • Offers of quick, hassle-free publication • Unclear where publishing is based • Solicitor’s email from free email service • Walt Crawford’s List
  4. 4. Database Integrity – Lists • DOAJ – “one stop shop for users of open access journals.” Includes information on 10,000+ OA titles. • Cabell's – covers 8,500 titles. • Ulrich's – the granddaddy of periodicals directory includes listings for over 300,000 titles. Where not to publish: • Beall’s List – “world’s leading authority” on predatory journals includes lists of predatory publishers, journals, and hijacked journals.
  5. 5. Database Integrity – Citation Indexes • SCOPUS – indexes over 20,000 journals including over 2,800 OA Journals ✓Content Policy and Selection • Web of Science – indexes apx. 13,000 journals and almost 5,000 in its new ESCI database ✓Journal Selection Process ✓New Emerging Sources Citation Index has some questionable content •Resource: Scopus - Web of Science Comparison (Canadian Health Libraries Network)
  6. 6. Database Integrity – A&I and FT Aggregators • EBSCO – largest aggregator of journal and eBook content available through the library, indexes tens of thousands of titles. Statement on Predatory Publishers. • ProQuest – another large aggregator of journals that the library uses. • If a journal is indexed in a library database it’s a pretty safe bet that’s it's not a predatory journal.
  7. 7. Predatory Journals in Library Databases: How Much Should We Worry? Nerissa Nelson & Jennifer Huffman The Serials Librarian, Volume 69, 2015 - Issue 2
  8. 8. Resources • Open Access Library Guide • Librarian Liaison List • DOAJ • Beall’s Blog • Open-Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism by Walt Crawford (Restricted access - e-reserves)

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