The ambassadors for open access standards in the global South - SciDev.Net
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"Indian OA journals have submitted 2578 requests since 2014 to be included in the DOAJ; Brazil clocked in at 2,048 requests, while Indonesia ranks first with 3,662 requests.
But roughly half of the submissions get rejected, usually because of their low quality, Tom Olijhoek, editor-in-chief of the DOAJ, tells SciDev.Net....
A journal may be genuine but ill-informed about standards, or ill-equipped to meet them.
Another, more sinister explanation is that India is home to a growing number of predatory journals ..."