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YOUR NOTESPLEASE NOTE YOU CAN'T EDIT THIS SHEET. PLEASE DOWNLOAD A COPY TO YOUR DESKTOP AND EDIT IT IN A SPREADHSEET EDITOR SUCH AS EXCEL OR OPEN OFFICE.

YOU CAN'T EMAIL THIS FORM TO US EITHER. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR REAPPLICATION ONLINE BY LOGGING INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.
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Question numberQuestion textForm Help textJournal 1Journal 2Journal 3
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Basic Journal Information
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1Journal titleMust be the journal title as it is registered at issn.org
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2URLMust be a unique URL for the journal's homepage
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3Alternative titleCan be any abbreviation, translation, nickname or long or short versions of the journal's title. The journal citation abbreviation (or PubMed abbreviation) is NOT allowed
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4Journal ISSN (print version)REAPPLICATIONS: this field is not editable. Go to Question 6.

APPLICATIONS: Only provide the print ISSN if your journal has one, otherwise leave
this field blank. Write the ISSN with the hyphen "-". The answers to questions 4 and 5 cannot be the same.
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5Journal ISSN (online version)REAPPLICATIONS: this field is not editable. Go to Question 6.

APPLICATIONS: Only provide the electronic ISSN if your journal has one, otherwise leave
this field blank. Write the ISSN with the hyphen "-". The answers to questions 4 and 5 cannot be the same.
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6PublisherThe name of the organisation, company or institution responsible for the publishing activities for the journal.
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7Society or InstitutionThe name of the Society or Institution that the journal is affiliated with. Leave blank if necessary.
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8Platform, Host or AggregatorThe name of the platform, host or aggregator that the journal content is hosted on, e.g. OJS, HighWire Press, EBSCO etc. Leave blank if necessary.
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9Name of Contact for this journal
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10Contact's email address
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11Confirm Contact's email address
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12In which country is the publisher of the journal based?Select the country of the publisher where publishing activities are carried out. This means: where the business operations are carried out, where the staff sit, where the owner of the publishing business sits. Addresses via a registered agent are not allowed.
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13Does the journal have article processing charges (APCs)?Yes/No.

An article processing charge is the charge for publishing the article and only applies to accepted articles.
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14Enter the URL where this information can be foundAdd the URL where the APC information is clearly stated on the journal website. If the journal has no charges, this must be stated clearly as well. For example: 'This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.'
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15AmountYou may only enter 1 amount here, digits only. If your journal has more than one charge, please enter the highest. Per page charges should be calculated as an average for 1 article.
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16Currency
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17Does the journal have article submission charges?Yes/No.

An article submission charge is a charge for submitting an article: a charge for the work associated with handling a submission, including reviewing the article, regardless of whether it is accepted or not.
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18Enter the URL where this information can be foundAdd the URL where the submission charge information is clearly stated on the journal website. If the journal has no submission charges, this must be stated clearly as well. For example: 'This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.'
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19AmountYou may only enter 1 amount here, digits only. If your journal has more than one charge, please enter the highest. Per page charges should be calculated as an average for 1 article.
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20Currency
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21How many research and review articles did the journal publish in the last calendar year?A journal must publish at least 5 articles per year to stay in the DOAJ
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22Enter the URL where this information can be foundThis is the URL that shows the articles published for the last year, often the previous issues page.
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23Does the journal have a waiver policy (for developing country authors etc)?Yes/No
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24Enter the URL where this information can be found
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25What digital archiving policy does the journal use?Select all that apply. Institutional archives and publishers' own online archives are not valid. You can check whether or not your journal is included in a digital archive by searching on your journal's ISSN at The Keeper's Registry: http://thekeepers.org/thekeepers/keepers.asp and at PubMed Central: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/

REAPPLICATIONS: Note that it some cases 'No policy in place' may already be selected. You must DESELECT this before you can choose other options.
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26Enter the URL where this information can be foundThis field is only optional if you have selected "No policy in place" for question 25.
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27Does the journal allow anyone to crawl the full-text of the journal?Yes/No
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28Which article identifiers does the journal use?None; DOI; Handles; ARK; Other (enter details). Select all that apply.

REAPPLICATIONS: Note that it some cases 'None' may already be selected. You must DESELECT this before you can choose other options.
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29Does the journal provide, or intend to provide, article level metadata to DOAJ?Yes/No.

Metadata must be provided within 3 months of acceptance into/back into DOAJ
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30Does the journal provide article download statistics?If 'No' proceed directly to Question 32
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31Enter the URL where this information can be found
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32What was the first calendar year in which a complete volume of the journal provided online Open Access content to the Full Text of all articles? (Full Text may be provided as PDFs. Does not apply for new journals.)Use 4 digits for the year, i.e. YYYY format
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33Please indicate which formats of full text are available Tick all that apply. These must be formats that are publicly available to be downloaded directly from the journal site.
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34Add keyword(s) that best describe the journalMaximum 6. Must be comma delimited. Must be in English.

REAPPLICATIONS: If there are more than 6 keywords already here, you MUST delete some.
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35Select the language(s) that the Full Text of the articles is published inYou can select multiple languages. This should be the language used in the Full Text only and does not include translated Abstracts.
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Quality and Transparency of the Editorial Board Process
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36What is the URL for the Editorial Board page?Enter the URL of the editorial board page.

A journal must have an editor and an editorial board. Only in the case of Humanities journals we will accept a form of editorial review using only two editors and no editorial board. Where an editorial board present, at least 5 of its members must be clearly identifiable with their affiliation information. We may ask for affiliation information and email addresses as part of our checks.
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37Please select the review process for papers?You may only select ONE. 'Editorial review' is only valid for journals in the Humanities.

REAPPLICATIONS: In some cases, 'None' may have already been selected. You should change this.
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38Enter the URL where this information can be foundThis field is optional if you have selected “None” in Question 37
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39What is the URL for the journal's Aims & Scope?Enter the exact URL from the journal's web site.
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40What is the URL for the journal's instructions for authors?Enter the exact URL from the journal's web site.
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41Does the journal have a policy of screening for plagiarism?Yes/No. If "No" proceed to question 43
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42Enter the URL where this information can be foundEnter the exact URL from the journal's web site. The URL should state that the journal actively checks for plagiarism and detail how this is done. For example, we want to see that the journal is a member of COPE or that it uses software to check for plagiarism.
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43What is the average number of weeks between submission and publication?
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How Open is the Journal?
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Please remember that all the content of the journal you are applying about must be available immediately upon publication.
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44What is the URL for the journal's Open Access statement?A journal's open access statement must be clearly presented on the journal's web site and must be easy to find. At the very least, a journal MUST state that it adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles". If the journal does not have an open access statement, one must be added.
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Content Licensing
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45Does the journal embed machine-readable CC licensing information in its article metadata?For more information on what this means read our help page: https://doaj.org/rights - second half of the page
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If "No" proceed to question 47
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46Please provide a URL to an example page with embedded licensing informationThis is often the URL of an Abstract or Full Text of an article where the license information is displayed with or in the text of the article.
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47Does the journal allow reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a CC license?Select:

CC BY; CC BY-NC; CC BY-NC-ND; CC BY-ND; CC BY-SA; No, Other (enter details).

You may only select ONE. If you have different licenses for different articles, you must enter the most restrictive here. If you select No, your re/application will likely be rejected.

If you select Other, write the name of your license (do not write Other) and then answer Question 48. Otherwise proceed to question 49.

For more information about CC licenses go to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/. For information about how to apply a license to your journal, read https://doaj.org/rights
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48Which of the following does the content require? (Tick all that apply.)Attribution; No Commercial Usage; No Derivatives; Share Alike

In this question, we are trying to determine what type of license your own license is. Attribution, No Commercial Usage, No Derivatives, Share Alike are the 4 main attributes of a CC license and we will compare your license to this.
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49Enter the URL on your site where your license terms are stated
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50Does the journal allow readers to 'read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts' of its articles?Yes/No.

The quote is taken from the Budapest Open Access Initiative's definition of Open Access: http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read
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51With which deposit policy directory does the journal have a registered deposit policy?None; Sherpa/Romeo; Dulcinea; OAKlist; Héloïse; Diadorim; Other (enter details). Select all that apply.

This questions refers to whether or not the journal or publisher allows uathors to deposit a copy of their own work in an institutional repository. Does the journal have a policy allowing this? If so, is that policy registered in a policy directory?

REAPPLICATIONS Note that it some cases 'None' may already be selected. You must DESELECT this before you can choose other options.
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Copyright and Permissions
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52Does the journal allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions?Yes/No/Other (enter details). If No, proceed to question 54.

Copyright is NOT the same as licensing, although there is overlap between the two. Read this: https://doaj.org/rights
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53Enter the URL where this information can be found
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54Will the journal allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions?Yes/No/Other (enter details). If No, proceed to question 56

Retaining rights is an integral part of open access but some authors sign away their rights unknowingly. Read this: https://doaj.org/rights
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55Enter the URL where this information can be found
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Information about You
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56Your name
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57Your email address
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58Confirm your email address
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EndnoteText
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A note about the qualifiers for the DOAJ Seal
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DOAJ promotes best practice in Open Access publishing. To that end, we are introducing the DOAJ Seal for Open Access journals.
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The qualifiers for the Seal will highlight features related to the openness, indexability and discoverability of the journal and, as such, have nothing to do with the scientific quality of the papers published in the journal.
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To qualify for the Seal the journal must:
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have an archival arrangement in place with an external party. (Question 25) If 'No policy in place' is selected, the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
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provide permanent identifiers in the papers published. (Question 28) If 'None' is selected, the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
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provide article level metadata to DOAJ. (Question 29) If 'No' is selected or the journal fails to provide metadata within 3 months, the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
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embed machine-readable CC licensing information in its article level metadata. (Question 45) If 'No' is selected the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
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allow reuse and remixing of its content in accordance with a CC BY, CC BY-SA or CC BY-NC license. (Question 47) If CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-ND, 'No' or 'Other' is selected the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
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have a deposit policy registered in a deposit policy directory. (Question 51) If 'No' is selected the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
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allow the author to hold the copyright without restrictions. (Question 52) 'No' does not qualify for the Seal.
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A journal cannot apply for the Seal. The Seal will be awarded to a journal by the DOAJ Editorial staff depending on the information provided in the application form.
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