Updating the List

In a bid to remove predatory publishers from its list, the Directory of Open Access Journals is requiring journals on its rolls to re-apply under a more stringent application process, Nature News reports.

When the DOAJ was first established in 2003, it had 300 journals, but that number has since bloomed to nearly 10,000 journals, some of which are scammers or don't live up to the expected peer-review or archiving standards, Nature News notes.

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