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RE: How many (peer reviewed) journals are there?
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- Subject: RE: How many (peer reviewed) journals are there?
- From: Sandy Thatcher <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 17:49:46 EST
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Let me add one more question: how many peer-reviewed OA journals are there that also are professionally copyedited? Has anyone ever determined which OA journals do serious copyediting and which don't do any or only minimal editing? A quick check of the DOAJ site does not reveal any information on this point. It is relevant to establishing both the overall quality of a journal and to the costs of operating a journal. If far more OA journals than print journals skimp on copyediting or do none at all, this might be one reason OA journals can claim to be more cheaply produced. But that would NOT be a point in favor of OA journals. Sandy Thatcher Penn State University Press >Sally > >Looking back at your research I see that 'a lot' means about 10%. >I know that the DOAJ has worked hard to weed-out journals that >are no longer current, but these things are fluid and there will >always be some listed that are not currently publishing. I'm >sure that some of the subscription titles listed in UIrich's as >being active are actually no longer current. Unfortunately, you >did not do a comparative study so we have no idea if 10% really >is a lot compared to subscription titles or just reflective of >the general churn in the journals market. > >David C Prosser >Director, SPARC Europe >Web: www.sparceurope.org > >-----Original Message----- >From: firstname.lastname@example.org >[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Sally Morris (Morris >Associates) >Sent: 07 November 2008 23:30 >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: RE: How many (peer reveiwed) journals are there? > >When I studied the DOAJ, a lot of the journals therein were to >all intents and purposes dead in the water. > >Sally Morris >Consultant, Morris Associates (Publishing Consultancy) >Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3UU, UK >Email: email@example.com