GOAJ16: A pause in the process

Yesterday, I completed the first pass of the data-gathering process for Gold Open Access Journals 2011-2016 — I’ve now visited or attempted to visit all 9,430 journals in DOAJ as of January 1, 2017.

Around 1,400 of those need to be revisited–either because there’s likely to be additional 2016 data or because there were problems of some sort. That process will start some time in mid-April.

In the meantime, other than various other stuff, there’s a possible Cites & Insights (if anybody cares–and based on recent readership levels, I’m not sure) and the question of following up on 3,300-odd journals that were in DOAJ on 1/1/16 but not on 1/1/17. And slowing down a bit.

I have no firm idea what the final numbers will be, but “around half a million” is a ballpark estimate. Note that most of the journals added to DOAJ in 2016 are *not* brand-new journals, so counts for previous years do change.

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