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Publishing in Open Access Journals: Quality and Citation Index

I'd like to publish in an OA Journal. However, most of my 'research community' publishes in Elsevier.

I've used the DOAJ but find it difficult to find citation indexes on any of the Journals listed. How to judge quality on an OA Journal?

I think Open Access is important, but so is making sure my research is actually visible once I've published it. Advice please!

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Hi Sarah,

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D Litting, 2 years ago

Hi Sarah,

As an addendum to Jemima's message there is a free website out there called SciMago which does provide a ranking scale for a wider range of journals than the traditional Thompsons and Elsevier products. There are some Open Access journals in there, PLOS One for instance, so you may be able to look up the journal you'd like to publish in there and see its quartile ranking (the higher the better)




Hi, there's a class in a few

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Jemima, 2 years ago

Hi, there's a class in a few weeks where you would be able to ask an expert those kinds of questions! http://www.lib.uts.edu.au/event/460941/open-access-publishing

We also have some guidance on these pages under Publish: https://www.lib.uts.edu.au/open-access

If you'd like to have a consultation with a librarian, contact the one you know, or if you don't know who your librarians are, book an appointment here and someone will get in touch with you http://uts.altarama.com/reft100.aspx?pmi=xtQNWx1NUU

good luck!



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