Colloquium on Quality indicators for young (Open Access) journals - News - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
"New quality indicators for young (open access) journals will be presented and demonstrated at a high level expert colloquium during the international Open Access week. Research funders, editors-in-chief of prestigious academic journals, and publishers will come together on 22 and 23 October at a two day retreat in Rotterdam to discuss and test the indicators and give their verdict... Initiative to develop new indicators ... The Netherlands Research Organisation (NWO), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam University Press (AUP) and SURF (national Dutch ICT organisation for higher education) have launched a shared initiative to establish two indicators: one for the quality of the editors and one for the quality of the peer review process. The former is being developed by the Leiden University research institute CWTS, while a group of young researchers led by Jelte Wicherts is establishing the latter... The Rotterdam Colloquium ... During the Colloquium on Quality indicators for young (OA) journals, the indicators will be discussed in an international expert forum with research sponsers, editors-in-chief of academic journals, and publishers. Based on their verdict in the discussion, the indicators will be concluded upon and released. Publishers of new journals can then advertise their score on the journal, while research sponsors could use the indicators in granting open access publication fees. And last but not least, authors will have a reliable source of information on where to publish their work..."