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Many new publishers have recently appeared because of the open access model (they do not need to struggle with sale & marketing). Some of them are shady business efforts, but some have strong scientific standards and their journals are reliable.

Beall’s List of Predatory Open-Access Publishers lists unreliable publishers. Is there any resource listing reliable Open-Access journals? Such list can introduce us reputable publishers we have not come across yet.

The answer to the question "how to identify" can be found here.

  • Just as you would with non-open-access publishers: Look at the editorial board, see if there is someone you know on there (if not, stop here); if yes, ask one of these people whether they are actually editors and whether the periodical can be trusted. – darij grinberg Nov 3 '17 at 16:32
  • @darijgrinberg not a reliable approach. Many big names do not care to e mentioned here and there. And many journals put their names without permission. The name of someone on the editorial board does not mean s/he is contributing to the journal's editorial process. – Googlebot Nov 3 '17 at 17:11
  • @henning I further edited the question to avoid the duplication. Hope it is close to what the OP is looking for. – Googlebot Nov 3 '17 at 17:15
  • @Googlebot: this is why I said to pick someone you know and ask her! – darij grinberg Nov 3 '17 at 19:04

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