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RE: Does Dramatic Growth of DOAJ Signal Success or Market Dysfunction?

Not on an open list because some of these companies have 
threatened litigation in the past when their misdeeds have been 

Sandy Thatcher

>Please name names.
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>Subject: Re: Does Dramatic Growth of DOAJ Signal Success or
>Market Dysfunction?
>But we all know (without mentioning names) that there are some 
>companies out there taking advantage of the low barriers to 
>entry in OA journal publishing to operate scam operations that 
>are set up to take from unwary authors. I wonder how many of 
>these journals are counted in the DOAJ total? Does DOAJ attempt 
>to verify whether a journal really is a legitimate operation?
>Sandy Thatcher
>At 6:22 PM -0500 12/17/10, David Prosser wrote:
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>> >From Phil's post:
>>'But does this type of growth really indicate economic success
>>in open access publishing?  Or does growth simply point to a
>>system gone awry, like the growth in unemployment or the
>>proliferation of spam?'
>>There is just about no metric of success for OA that Phil can't
>>spin into bad news.  Of course he doesn't actually say that OA
>>journals are like spam - just leaves the words floating there.
>>On 17 Dec 2010, at 03:47, Philip Davis wrote:
>>>   Two new studies that analyze the distribution of journals in the
>>>   DOAJ come to opposite conclusions. see:
>> >
> >> For Open Access Journals, Size Does Matter:
> >>
> >> http://goo.gl/fb/Qpkwd
> >>
> >> --Phil Davis