Membership criteria

Current membership criteria are as follows. The journal must:

  • satisfy the 5 Fair Open Access Principles;
  • allow the possibility for authors to publish their paper in English;
  • clearly display its membership of the network on its homepage;
  • be judged to be¬†sufficiently high quality, international, and sustainable by the steering committee.

Membership is reviewed via an annual audit. We expect that the membership criteria will become more stringent over time – for example listing in DOAJ is very likely to be required for 2019. If you know of a good candidate journal, please let us know.