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Publishing Strategies

Scholarly Communication: Publishing Strategies

Quality Publishers

What makes a High Quality Journal, beyond well-known reputable publishers and impact factors? (For more in impact factor, check out the Metrics Research Guide).

  • Use tools (linked in a box below) like the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), The Journal Guide, ROAD, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory and SHERPA/RoMEO to investigate the quality and publishing practices of a journal.

  • From Berger & Cirasella, 2015, A Journal must:
    • Be chiefly scholarly
    • Make content available without embargo (immediately)
    • Have an editor, editorial board and peer review structure (even better if this structure is transparent) for quality control
    • Have an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)
    • Engage in transparency around APCs

Canadian Association of Research Libraries Infographic on How to Assess a Journal

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