This is an increasing point of concern and confusion for our campus authors, and we have found the following resources to be helpful in identifying journal quality. You may wish to look up the journal and publisher that you have inquired about to retrieve the most information to help answer your questions.

Directory of Open Access Journals is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association represents the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation. OASPA members are expected to meet certain criteria and adhere to a code of conduct.

Ulrichs Web Global Serials Directory is a source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles,etc.

Journal Guide is a free tool from Rubriq, the independent peer review company, for authors to use to find the best match for their research.

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