Thank you for posting Bill. 

In my opinion, DOAJ was a good standard before, and it is great news that they are striving to increase quality control and will adhere to more strict measures in the future.
From this article, I only take good news.

For those interested in viewing, the new application form for DOAJ follows:

All best,


Amanda Page
Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP)
Berkman Center for Internet & Society 

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Subject: interesting item from Nature on OA screening process.

Bjørnshauge's Directory of Open Access Journals has instituted tighter controls for acceptance, & is requesting all its listed journals to reapply in an effort to weed out predatory publishers.  Worth a look; the article is free in PDF.

Regards & Happy Friday!


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