Open Access: An Important Information Resource for Health Sciences


  • Muntanee Khumpho คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทลัยเชียงใหม่


open access, health science, academic journal of health science, Directory of Open Access Journals, DOAJ


Open Access (OA) aims for academic papers to be published in electronic journals without access limitations. Users are given the right to access information in an online format so that it is convenient, quick and also saves costs. Due to the advancement of technology, the number of open access journals is growing rapidly. Therefore, consideration of the quality of open access journals is of great importance for users. DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a quality inspection tool that helps determine the quality of journals and whether or not the publishing processes follow the journals’ standards correctly. This is to prevent a lack of academic ethics, including a lack of quality assessment of articles that are submitted for publication. In order for a journal name to be published and to build credibility, faculty members have to consider the journal before submitting their academic work for publication in order not to be victimized by a predatory journal. For the publication of quality journals, all articles are counted and analyzed along with the number of references that are related to various quality indicators of the users, the institutes and the journals, such as H-index and Impact factor. These values ​​are used to evaluate the academic ability of faculties and universities in receiving quality awards and the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university ranking that is used in the world's top university rankings.


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