Beall's List of Potential Predatory Journals and Publishers (2010-2016)
Open Access Journal Quality Indicators - from Grand Valley State University, these guidelines can help one evaluate open access publications as one considers appropriate publication venues, or invitations to serve as reviewers or editors. See also this article published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication about the development of these guidelines.
Journal Evaluation Tool - from Loyola Marymount University, created by Shilpa Rele, Marie Kennedy, and Nataly Blas. This PDF download from the LMU institutional repository includes steps for evaluating journals, a detailed rubric of criteria, and a scoring table to accompany the rubric.
JournalGuide [Research Square]- JournalGuide uses a “whitelist” approach (similar to Cabell's Whitelist), indexing known journals of quality and providing information on scope, how quickly the journal reviews and publishes papers, where the journal is indexed, open access options, page charges and more. JournalGuide also provides links directly to journal's “instructions for authors” page.
Harzing's Journal Quality List - this collated list of quality journals is based on close to 20 different rankings of more than 900 journals in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management & Marketing.
"Dear Esteemed Author:" Spotting a Predatory Publisher in 10 Easy Steps - blog post from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine that describes 10 things to consider when evaluating a scholarly journal
[Source: ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit]
What's the difference between Open Access resources and Open Educational Resources (OERs)?
Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research [Source: https://sparcopen.org/open-access/]
In contrast, OERs (Open Educational Resources) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.
Sources for Open Access Publications:
Here are some leading indicators of predatory journals [Source: https://predatoryjournals.com/about/]:
Open Access Repositories at Georgia Southern:
Other Repositories,Organizations & Neworks:
WAME (World Association of Medical Editors)
Discipline-specific e-print Archives:
SSRN (Social Science Research Network)