Are open access journals peer reviewed? - Quora
peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-05-20
"As of today, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists 13,229 peer-reviewed open-access (OA) journals.
DOAJ deliberately limits its coverage to the peer-reviewed variety, and evaluates each listed journal individually.
At the same time, some scam or “predatory” OA journals claim to perform peer review but do not. They give OA a bad name, and get wide publicity, creating the false impression that all or most OA journals are scams.
Analogy: Some police are corrupt, and cases of (actual or suspected) police corruption get wide publicity. But that doesn’t mean that all or most police are corrupt...."