GOA8: Week Eight

While this week looks good, that’s partly because of a one-day break in the treatment process that has five more weeks to run–and as of the past day or two, it does appear that I’ll be getting less done for those weeks, with fatigue setting in. But we shall see…

Before the counts, yet another reminder: I need feedback about whether/what to do with countries, and specifically whether a Diamond OA book makes sense. See https://walt.lishost.org/2023/02/goa8-new-direction-on-countries/.

So:  1,.3100 more journals checked.

The overall counts at this point:
9,900 journals checked, of which
8,753 published 1,038,507 articles in 2022 and
9,186 published 942,849 articles in 2021.

The rest of the numbers:

  • Fee versus diamond/no-fee: 3,730 journals with fees, 6,170 without.
  • New vs. continuing: 1,243 newly-added, 8,657 continuing (including all of the “x”status below).
  • Status code:
    8,828 “a”–clean.
    232 “bi”– inactive (no articles since at least 2020).
    43 “bx”–done but at a different URL.
    69 “xd”–defunct, no articles since at least 2016.
    147 “xm”–malware (but not last year).
    19 “xn”–not an OA journal (including those removed this year but before I get to them).
    384 “xx”–unreachable or unworkable.
    And the two oddities:
    150 “xm2”–malware,also malware last year
    28 “xx2”–unreachable or unworkable, as was true last year.
  • Ease of article counting articles:
    “d” 5,498: easiest, taken directly from DOAJ (sometimes with 2022 count modified)
    “w” 758: easy, journal website provides direct numbers at either volume or issue number
    “f”  2,553: middling; numbers calculated using Find function for constants (e.g. “doi.” or “pdf”)
    “c” 389: slowest; articles counted manually.


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