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Posted on June 05, 2015

 

Walt Crawford on Beall's list

 

Walt Crawford has done excellent work on OA-journals, DOAJ and especially on Bealls list. He has published his works in his Cites and Insights –http://citesandinsights.info/.

As to the question regarding “how many OA articles have been published with no fee”, Walts data based on an analysis of articles published in 7.301 of the journals listed in DOAJ (journals without an English language interface excluded (approx.. 2.800 journals) suggested that from 2012-2014 some 670.000 articles have been published in journals charging APCs (the numbers do not tell anything about the volume of waivers)! Some 470.000 have been published in OA-journals charging no APCs. That is 60% with APCs and 40% without APCs. Of the remaining 2.800 OA- journals from DOAJ not included in Walts study approx.. 80% do not charge APCs.
 

Walt Crawford has done excellent work on OA-journals, DOAJ and especially on Bealls list. He has published his works in his Cites and Insights –http://citesandinsights.info/.

As to the question regarding “how many OA articles have been published with no fee”, Walts data based on an analysis of articles published in 7.301 of the journals listed in DOAJ (journals without an English language interface excluded (approx.. 2.800 journals) suggested that from 2012-2014 some 670.000 articles have been published in journals charging APCs (the numbers do not tell anything about the volume of waivers)! Some 470.000 have been published in OA-journals charging no APCs. That is 60% with APCs and 40% without APCs. Of the remaining 2.800 OA- journals from DOAJ not included in Walts study approx.. 80% do not charge APCs.

Please note that we are talking articles published in genuine OA-journals. Articles published as Hybrid OA articles in subscription journals are out of scope here.

 

Walts works on Bealls list – Ethics and Access 1: The Sad Case of Jeffrey Beall (http://citesandinsights.info/civ14i4.pdf) and Journals, “Journals” and Wannabes: Investigating The List (http://citesandinsights.info/civ14i7.pdf) – are really worth reading if you would like a more detailed look at the list.

This comments initially published on https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/openvt/2015/05/19/a-response-to-jeffrey-bealls-critique-of-open-access/