Free Journal Network

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The Free Journal Network is an index of open access scholarly journals, specifically for those that do not charge article processing charges.[1]


The network founded in early 2018 in order to promote free, open access journals,[2][3] a publishing model that is sometimes called diamond or platinum open access.[4] Such journals are typically smaller than equivalent commercial journals (often supported by academic societies).[5] Main criteria include: adherence to the Fair Open Access Principles that are publicly supported by many renowned scientists, publication of article titles and abstracts in English, clear publication ethics and quality assurance policies.[6]

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  1. ^ Wilson, Mark (2018-06-20). "Introducing the Free Journal Network – community-controlled open access publishing". Impact of Social Sciences. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  2. ^ Wilson, Mark C. (2018-08-01). "Free and Fair Open Access Journals: Flipping, Fostering, Founding". Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 65 (7): 1. doi:10.1090/noti1695. ISSN 0002-9920.
  3. ^ "New Networks for Academic-Led Publishing: Interview with Mark C. Wilson". Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  4. ^ "Hybrid vs APC fee-based vs no-fee OA (diamond)". Publishing Reform Forum. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  5. ^ By (2017-06-01). "Diamond Open Access, Societies and Mission". The Scholarly Kitchen. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  6. ^ "FJN acceptance criteria". Retrieved 2019-06-25.

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