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1 Trends in Questionable Journal Publishing: A Year in Review Lise Brin & Lisa Goddard Atlantic Provinces Library Association June 5, Moncton, NB

2 March 2013

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5 April 2013

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8 October 2013

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10 November 2013

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12 March 2014

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14 May 2014

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17 Predatory publisher numbers according to Beall’s List

18 What can we learn from looking at the past year from the point of view of a researcher?

19 How concerned should we be about the emergence of these questionable publishers?

20 Talking to faculty about Gold OA.

21 Faculty Motivators Tenure Prestige Funding Control over work Accessibility of scholarly literature Benefit to community Global innovation Library budgets

22 P&T Fears Will my committee consider OA journals to be of low quality?

23 Open Access is now a mainstream publishing model. Approximately % of academic journals are Open Access.

24 Open Access Journals - Wiley

25 Open Access Journals - Springer

26 Open Access Journals – T&F

27 Open Access Journals - Elsevier

28 Funder Support for OA

29 SSHRC/NSERC OA Mandate

30 Government Policy - US

31 Government Policy - UK

32 Assessing Journal Quality

33 Journal Quality Indicators peer-review quality editorial board acceptance rates readership citation rate years of publication indexing Impact Factor* *Reliance on journal metrics may vary according to discipline. business model

34 OA Journal Quality ISI Journal Citation Reports

35 Journal Metrics

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39 Journal Quality Standards

40 SPARC Europe Seal of Approval

41 Registered with SHERPA/RoMEO Editorial board with clearly identifiable members Clear review process Allows use and reuse at least at the levels specified in the Open Access Spectrum. (e.g. HTML vs. PDF) DOAJ Listing Criteria

42 Open Access Spectrum

43 DOAJ Seal of Approval Use DOIs (digital object identifiers) as permanent article-level identifiers Provide article-level metadata to DOAJ Have a long-term digital preservation arrangement in place with an external party Embed machine-readable CC copyright information in its articles’ metadata

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45 OASPA Membership

46 OASPA Censure

47 Institutional Reassurance

48 Statement of Support for OA

49 Collective Agreement “ We will regard a record of open access publication as evidence of service to the community in evaluation of applications for faculty appointments, promotions and grants.”

50 Visibility

51 Social Media Sharing

52 RR Download Stats

53 Teaching & MOOCs

54 Altmetrics Sharing in social media. Reporting in news outlets. Prevalence in citation managers.

55 More Citations

56 Control over your work.

57 Reuse Your Work

58 Professional Websites

59 Scholarly Networking

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61 I can’t afford to pay to write.

62 Open Access Author’s Fund Library pays author’s fee for publication in OA journals. Faculty & grad students $3000/year

63 Tri-Agency Support

64 No Fee OA Journals - Laakso and Björk (2012) No feesFees

65 No Fee OA Journals

66 Discipline Matters

67 Thank you!


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