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SV: How many (peer reveiwed) journals are there?
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- From: "Anna-Lena Johansson" <Anna-Lena.Johansson@lub.lu.se>
- Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 21:08:40 EST
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DOAJ is not a general directory for periodicals or oa materials, but a resource solely concentrating on disseminating scholarly/academic journal content. We do not specify information about peer-review in DOAJ since ALL journals included in the directory have either peer-review or editorial control (made by minimum two persons). This is one of the most important selection criteria for being listed in DOAJ, please refer to http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=loadTempl&templ=about#criteria. Anna-Lena Johansson Librarian Lund University Libraries, Head Office email@example.com www.doaj.org -----Ursprungligt meddelande----- Fron: firstname.lastname@example.org Skickat: den 5 november 2008 23:32 Till: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: How many (peer reveiwed) journals are there? I just noticed that the records in the Directory of Open Access <Journals, http://www.doaj.org/> do not appear to state whether each journal is peer-reviewed. I think that's unfortunate, because many scholars and librarians find peer-review information an extremely important feature of periodical directories; often, the sole reason for using a periodical directory is to identify peer reviewed titles. I would think that many scholars would use DOAJ not just to identify OA journals in their discipline, but peer-reviewed OA journals in their discipline, because of the greater value to the scholar of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal. Some scholars may prefer, for various reasons, to publish in an OA journal, but out of self-interest most scholars would probably prefer to publish in a peer-reviewed journal, OA or not. Similarly, some scholars (and librarians who assist them) use periodical directories to identify refereeing opportunities, and if DOAJ lacks peer-review in! formati on, the directory can't meet this need, even for scholars who prefer to work with an OA journal. If in fact DOAJ does not contain peer-review information, I recommend that DOAJ begin adding that information to its records. If DOAJ does contain that information, I recommend that they begin displaying that information and that they revise their search form to enable users to search for peer-reviewed titles. Robert C. Richards, Jr., J.D.*, M.A., M.S.L.I.S. Philadelphia, PA E-mail: email@example.com * Admitted to practice in New York only ---2071850956-705772136-1226023426=:13091--