You can search the Publication Forum, maintained by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the Finnish scientific community, for journals, publication series and conferences. You can filter your search based on the Publication Forum level and the form of open access (green, blue, yellow, white) or availability in DOAJ.
Peer-reviewed, high-quality open access publications can be found in the international DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). The database is relatively broad in scope, especially regarding international open access journals.
The trustworthiness of open access journals can be assessed based on subjective, qualitative and quantitative indicators. The following list contains examples for identifying high-quality open access publication channels. You can also contact the Library’s experts in open science and research by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Features of high-quality open access journals:
There are also various checklists that you can use to identify predator publications, such as Think.Check.Submit. Also have a look at the checklist for OA books and chapters.
You can check the ranking of key publications in different fields in Publication Forum, maintained by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the Finnish scientific community, which supports the quality assessment of publication channels.
The Forum follows a three-level classification: 1 = basic, 2 = leading, 3 = top. The service contains a broad range of Finnish journals, monograph series, conferences and book publishers.
Peer-reviewed, high-quality open access publication platforms can be found in the international DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). The database provides relatively extensive information especially about high-quality international open access publications.
A few fee-based services (such as Cabells) are also available for assessing the trustworthiness of publications.
Predator publishers is a term that refers to publishers that breach good scientific and scholarly practice and misuse new cost models. One might even call them outright impostors. The ulterior motive of predator publishers is usually money, which the operators strive to obtain through the collection of publication fees.
The University of Helsinki provides platforms that can be used to publish articles, journals and books.
Helsinki University Press offers the academic community a channel through which research results can be disseminated fairly and efficiently. HUP is an open access academic publisher of the University of Helsinki and Gaudeamus. All of its publications are peer-reviewed and openly available online.
The University of Helsinki’s open access digital publication platform and archive, Helda, offers a simple option for open access publication and long-term storage of materials. The open access publications archived in the TUHAT research database are automatically transferred to Helda.
Editori, provided by Helsinki University Library, is a platform for open access journals and a tool for learning publication practices.