N – Indicators for OA journals

One of the criticisms levelled at the Finch report was that it supported the gold model of open access (OA) without also acknowledging concerns about the quality of some open-access journals. To address this concern, researchers in the Netherlands are developing quality indicators for OA journals. The indicators, looking at the quality of the editorial board and the peer-review process, will be combined to create a quality test for new journals. The measures will be assessed by a group representing funders, editors and publishers during Open Access Week (October 2012).