Thursday, December 19, 2013

Joint Statement on Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

The Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and the World Association of Medical Editors are scholarly organizations that have seen an increase in the number of membership applications from both legitimate and non-legitimate publishers and journals. Our organizations have collaborated in an effort to identify principles of transparency and best practice that set apart legitimate journals and publishers from non-legitimate ones and to clarify that these principles form part of the criteria on which membership applications will be evaluated.

This is a work in progress and we welcome feedback on the general principles and the specific criteria. Please see the full statement on the OASPA blog (

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA

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