Yes there are more than 10,000 open access journals. Ours are different in
that we do not charge the authors fees for publication. I am not sure of
another OA journal like this.

James

On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 2:46 PM, geni <geni...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5 May 2016 at 19:17, Chris Sherlock <chris.sherloc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> If a free online business model can figure out how to fund copy-editing
> and automatic standards enforcement (for example, people make awful bibtex
> entries, including Springer's auto-generation system), and a university
> institution willing to host the journal's archives, the entire utility of a
> publisher disappears
> >
> > https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11637251 <
> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11637251>
> >
> > In all seriousness, what would stop the WMF from attempting to setup
> journals?
> >
>
> The Directory of Open Access Journals currently lists 11,649
> journals[1]. While some of those are junk[2] the world is currently in
> no way short of open access journals.
>
> The only way a wikimedia backed open access journal would make sense
> is if either we aimed for a really high quality journal (probably by
> throwing money at the problem) or a journal that targets areas that
> wikipedians have identified as being hard to find citations (and this
> month's edition of citation needed features a number of papers on the
> initial sales price of games consoles and vessels used in local ferry
> services)
>
> [1]https://doaj.org/
> [2]https://doaj.org/article/ebed893bfc3748d58695b2851c8270e9
>
>
> --
> geni
>
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