The reliability of Open Access publication channels can be evaluated using the same criteria as for other scientific publication channels.
Characteristics of a good Open Access journal include:
Characteristics of a questionable Open Access journals include:
Source: The listing of Open Access Journal Quality Indicators was developed by the Grand Valley State University Libraries, and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
See also Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing by Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).
|Finnish Publication Channel Forum||Publication Channel Forum level (jufo level) of journals, publication series, conferences and publishers.|
|Journal Citation Reports (JCR)||Web of Science database's journal list, journal impact factors.|
|Scopus Journal Analyzer (SJA)||Scopus database's journal list, also includes conference data. Journal and conference impact numbers.|
|Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR)||Journal impact numbers.|
|CWTS Journal Indicators||Journal catalog based on Scopus database made by Leiden University, also includes journal impact numbers.|
|Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)||Open Access journal directory. See also Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.|
|Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (ROAD)||List of journals, series, conference proceedings with ISSN.|
|Sherpa/RoMEO||Self-archiving policies of journals and publishers.|
|Think. Check. Submit||Site that acts as a checklist, for finding a reliable publication channel (journals and books/chapters).|
|Think. Check. Attend||Site that acts as a checklist, for conferences.|
|Cofactor Journal Selector Tool||Tool for finding suitable scientific journals for your own article.|
|Cabells||For evaluation of journal reliability. Consists of Journalytics (previously Journal Whitelist) and Predatory Reports (previously Journal Blacklist)|