This week is Open Access Week: a global event, now in its 7th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. In this context, University Library highlights a couple of services and tools which aim to promote Open Access.

Are you in doubt of the quality of an Open Access journal?

You can use:

bealls_list

Most Open Access journals maintain traditional peer review standards of quality: the quality of these scholarly journals is a function of its authors, editors, and referees, not its business model or access policy. However, the so-called gold Open-Access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts. These potential predatory publishers and their journals may be found on the so-called Beall’s list

If you have questions about Open Access policy and support, please contact library OA consultant Coen van Laer: E c.vanlaer@maastrichtuniversity.nl 

 

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