Agriculture Journals Covered by Directory of Open Access Journals: An Analytical Study

Muruli Acharya

Abstract


With the advent of open access movement, open access journals (OAJs) being the prodigious source of academic and research information have been gaining significant magnitude. The electronic age has made it easier and more convenient than ever to break barriers to research information. The present study aims to study and analyse the status of 497 OAJs in Agriculture indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals. Specified traits such as Geographic and language wise distribution, coverage of Indexing/Abstracting databases, ranking of journals according to Impact Factor (IF), OA licensing model adopted, policy of plagiarism, visibility on social media and related issues of the OAJs in Agriculture are evaluated in the paper. Results indicated the dominance of De Gruyter Open as a publisher with highest number of OAJs, English as a content language, Indonesia with highest number of OAJs, Google scholar with highest journals indexed. The study observes the increasing migration of journals from commercial practice to OA. Frontiers in Plant Science found with highest Impact Factor among OAJs in Agriculture.


Keywords


Open access journals-agriculture; Agriculture; DOAJ; Open access journals-impact factor; Open access licenses; Plagiarism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/djlit.38.5.13114 ';



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