Xin Bi
With the fast development of open access publishing worldwide, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) as a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals, has been recognized for its high criteria in facilitating high quality open access scholarly publishing and used as the portal for accessing quality open access journals. While the numbers of journal application to be inclusion in DOAJ in Asia are kept increasing dramatically, many editors of these journals are not very clear about the idea or concept of the open access which have been embedded in the application form containing 58 questions falling into several different criteria categories. The very commonly seen misunderstanding of the required item, inaccurate or vague or incomplete and even missing information, poorly organized website, non-transparent process of publishing, especially no open access statement and copyright statement, or conflicts between the policy statements would cause much more communication between the reviewer and the editor and delay the completion of the review. This article gives an in depth introduction to DOAJ criteria and detailed introduction to the general process on how to register to DOAJ, suggestions based on application review also is given for journal editors to better prepare for this application. And it is the most important for editors to keep in mind that to be indexed by DOAJ is not just about filling a form, it is about truly change and adapt to best practices in open access publishing.

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Numeracy and Evaluating Quality in Open Access Journals
Numeracy 2016 (https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.9.2.1)
Evaluating quality for open access (OA) journals has long presented a challenge, complicated by the misperception that OA journals offer a lesser quality than subscription journals. OA journals, however, have a wide variety of publishing models, some...

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Open Access Article Processing Charges: DOAJ Survey May 2014
Publications 2015 (https://doi.org/10.3390/publications3010001)
As of May 2014, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) listed close to ten thousand fully open access, peer reviewed, scholarly journals. Most of these journals do not charge article processing charges (APCs). This article reports the results o...

Open Access Scholarly Journal Publishing in Chinese
Publications 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/publications5040022)
The research literature on open access (OA) publishing has mainly dealt with journals publishing in English, and studies focusing on OA journals in other languages are less common. This article addresses this gap via a case study focusing on Chinese-...

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Open access full-text databases in Asian countries
Science Editing 2018 (https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.114)
Open access promotion methods are generally divided into the ‘gold road’ and the ‘green road.’ Asian countries most commonly focus on the gold road while others focus on the green road. According to data from the Directory of Open Access Journal and ...

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For 481 biomedical open access journals, articles are not searchable in the Directory of Open Access Journals nor in conventional biomedical databases
PeerJ 2015 (https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.972)
Background. Open access (OA) journals allows access to research papers free of charge to the reader. Traditionally, biomedical researchers use databases like MEDLINE and EMBASE to discover new advances. However, biomedical OA journals might not fulfi...

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Peer Review Quality and Transparency of the Peer-Review Process in Open Access and Subscription Journals.
PLoS ONE 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147913)
Recent controversies highlighting substandard peer review in Open Access (OA) and traditional (subscription) journals have increased the need for authors, funders, publishers, and institutions to assure quality of peer-review in academic journals. I ...

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Awareness of "predatory" open-access journals among prospective veterinary and medical authors attending scientific writing workshops
Frontiers in Veterinary Science 2015 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2015.00022)
Authors face many choices when selecting a journal for publication. Prospective authors, especially trainees, may be unaware of predatory online journals or how to differentiate them from legitimate journals. In this study we assessed awareness of op...

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A Qualitative Analysis of Journal of ETA Maritime Science (JEMS) and Its Management Process
Journal of ETA Maritime Science 2016 (https://doi.org/10.5505/jems.2016.87487)
This article is dealing with a brief qualitative analysis of articles published between the years 2013-2016 in the Journal of ETA Maritime Science (whose owner is UCTEA, The Chamber of Marine Engineers), which has been indexed by the ULAKBIM TR Dizin...

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LIS Practitioner-focused Research Trends Toward Open Access Journals, Academic-focused Research Toward Traditional Journals
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 2018 (https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip29377)
A Review of: Chang, Y-W. (2017). Comparative study of characteristics of authors between open access and non-open access journals in library and information science. Library & Information Science Research, 39(1), 8-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j....

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PaLRaP Earns the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal of Approval
Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 2016 (https://doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2016.126)
In early 2016 PaLRaP was added to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and received the DOAJ Seal of Approval....