As well as DOAJ’s fight against questionable publishing practices, journals and publishers, the other fight is against the traditional desire to read research or publish research in ‘prestigious’ journals.
First bird: “for urban geog – this looks like a good place to start http://bit.ly/1LWIKVB”
Second bird: “cheers… Didn’t return a single journal I recognised though – none of the prestigious/high impact ones”
How can you tackle this? Wanting recognition for what you have done, or wanting to read the works of others from a prestigious (read: reputable) source isn’t strange. It is human nature. Thankfully we have built in filters to recognise and zoom in on quality. However, the thought that publishing in an open access journal doesn’t and can’t carry any prestige is a misconception. And there are other forces at play too…
In an independent capacity, Lars recently gave a presentation for a NISO virtual seminar where he issued his rallying call on what he thinks should be done. Have a look and let me know what you think. I’d be interested in your thoughts.