B – Features of top-rated gold OA journals

Ennas G, Di Guardo MC. Features of top-rated gold open access journals: an analysis of the scopus database. Journal of Informetrics 2015;9(1)
(doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2014.11.007)

This study aimed to identify the features of top-rated gold open access (OA) journals by testing seven main variables: languages, countries, years of activity and years in the DOAJ repository, publication fee, the field of study, whether the journal has been launched as OA or converted, and the type of publisher. Significant results have been found for all variables, except for the types of publishers, and for born or converted journals.