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January 7, 2014 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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OASPA Releases Scholarly Publishing Principles

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) posted a set of 16 principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing on its website. Topics range from the peer-review process and author fees to archiving and direct marketing. The principles are a work in progress, and OASPA invites feedback on them via a comments section.

OASPA collaborated with the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and WAME (World Association of Medical Editors) to draft the principles in response to an increase in their membership applications. The organizations’ goal is to separate legitimate journals and publishers from nonlegitimate ones by using the principles as criteria for evaluating the applications. Each organization reserves the right to judge applications using its own separate criteria along with the principles.

The organizations plan to jointly develop lists of legitimate journals and publishers for their own uses. “We do not intend to develop or publish a list of publishers or journals that failed to demonstrate they met the criteria for transparency and best practice,” according to the OASPA website.

Source: Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association



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