Guidance needed about trustworthy publishing outlets

The preliminary results from a survey conducted in September 2018 by the Think. Check. Submit. initiative have been published on the OASPA wesite.

Think.Check.Submit is an educational initiative to help authors identify trustworthy publishers. The survey was completed by 410 respondents. The initial results indicates researchers and librarians are happy with the initiative, but require further guidance, and levels of detail on the issue.

Relevance to their field, inclusion in indexes/impact factor, and belief that the journal was trustworthy were the top three reasons respondents selected journals in which to publish.

In 2019, the initiative will provide more in-depth analysis of the findings, and develop further educational resources for librarians and researchers.