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Current status and demand for educational activities on publication ethics by academic organizations in Korea: a descriptive study
Yera Hur, Cheol-Heui Yun
Sci Ed. 2023;10(1):64-70.   Published online February 16, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.298
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Purpose: This study aimed to examine the following overarching issues: the current status of research and publication ethics training conducted in Korean academic organizations and what needs to be done to reinforce research and publication ethics training.
Methods
A survey with 12 items was examined in a pilot survey, followed by a main survey that was distributed to 2,487 academic organizations. A second survey, which contained six additional questions, was dispatched to the same subjects. The results of each survey were analyzed by descriptive statistical analysis, content analysis, and comparative analysis.
Results
More than half of the academic organizations provided research and publication ethics training programs, with humanities and social sciences organizations giving more training than the others (χ2=11.190, df=2, P=0.004). The results showed that research and publication ethics training was held mostly once and less than an hour per year, mainly in a lecture format. No significant difference was found in the training content among academic fields. The academic organizations preferred case-based discussion training methods and wanted expert instructors who could give tailored training with examples.
Conclusion
A systematic training program that can develop ethics instructors tailored to specific academic fields and financial support from academic organizations can help scholarly editors resolve the apparent gap between the real and the ideal in ethics training, and ultimately to achieve the competency needed to train their own experts.

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  • Influence of artificial intelligence and chatbots on research integrity and publication ethics
    Payam Hosseinzadeh Kasani, Kee Hyun Cho, Jae-Won Jang, Cheol-Heui Yun
    Science Editing.2024; 11(1): 12.     CrossRef
Status and factors associated with the adoption of data sharing policies in Asian journals
Jihyun Kim, Seo Young Bai
Sci Ed. 2022;9(2):97-104.   Published online August 19, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.274
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Purpose: This study investigated the current status and factors associated with adopting data sharing policies in Asian journals. Data sharing policies vary by country and region, and few studies have examined the trends and factors related to these policies in journals across the Asian region.
Methods
The 2020 Scimago Journal and Country Rank was used to download data about 1,143 Asian journals indexed in Web of Science. Excluding 40 journals inaccessible via the Internet or without English-language websites and author guidelines, 1,103 journals were analyzed through descriptive statistical analyses and the chi-square test.
Results
Of the 1,103 journals, 325 (29.5%) had data sharing policies, showing a moderate level of policy adoption among Asian journals. The results of the chi-square test suggested that the impact factor and publisher type (whether a publisher was commercial) were significantly associated with the presence of data sharing policies in journals, but subject categories were not identified as a significant factor. Regarding the strength of data sharing policies, most journals provided policies that only encouraged data sharing.
Conclusion
Policies only encouraging data sharing are unlikely to lead to actual data sharing; thus, considering varying levels of policy strength and effective ways to induce authors’ compliance with the policies is important. Further research needs to examine other factors affecting the presence or strength of data sharing policies.

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  • Journal metrics, document network, and conceptual and social structures of the Korean Journal of Anesthesiology from 2017 to July 2022: a bibliometric study
    Sun Huh
    Korean Journal of Anesthesiology.2023; 76(1): 3.     CrossRef
Data journals: types of peer review, review criteria, and editorial committee members’ positions
Sunkyung Seo, Jihyun Kim
Sci Ed. 2020;7(2):130-135.   Published online August 20, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.207
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Purpose: This study analyzed the peer review systems, criteria, and editorial committee structures of data journals, aiming to determine the current state of data peer review and to offer suggestions.
Methods
We analyzed peer review systems and criteria for peer review in nine data journals indexed by Web of Science, as well as the positions of the editorial committee members of the journals. Each data journal’s website was initially surveyed, and the editors-in-chief were queried via email about any information not found on the websites. The peer review criteria of the journals were analyzed in terms of data quality, metadata quality, and general quality.
Results
Seven of the nine data journals adopted single-blind and open review peer review methods. The remaining two implemented modified models, such as interactive and community review. In the peer review criteria, there was a shared emphasis on the appropriateness of data production methodology and detailed descriptions. The editorial committees of the journals tended to have subject editors or subject advisory boards, while a few journals included positions with the responsibility of evaluating the technical quality of data.
Conclusion
Creating a community of subject experts and securing various editorial positions for peer review are necessary for data journals to achieve data quality assurance and to promote reuse. New practices will emerge in terms of data peer review models, criteria, and editorial positions, and further research needs to be conducted.

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  • Dissemination effect of data papers on scientific datasets
    Hong Jiao, Yuhong Qiu, Xiaowei Ma, Bo Yang
    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.2024; 75(2): 115.     CrossRef
  • The data paper as a sociolinguistic epistemic object: A content analysis on the rhetorical moves used in data paper abstracts
    Kai Li, Chenyue Jiao
    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.2022; 73(6): 834.     CrossRef
  • Korean researchers’ motivations for publishing in data journals and the usefulness of their data: a qualitative study
    Jungyeoun Lee, Jihyun Kim
    Science Editing.2021; 8(2): 145.     CrossRef
A bibliometric analysis of COVID-19 research published in nursing journals
Juyeon Oh, Aekyung Kim
Sci Ed. 2020;7(2):118-124.   Published online August 20, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.205
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Purpose: This bibliometric study investigated the current state of documents on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) published in nursing journals. The analysis focused on the description of most productive journals, institutions, and countries, as well as the characteristics of the documents.
Methods
The publications analyzed in this study were retrieved from the Web of Science database with search keywords. The searches used to establish the study dataset were last updated on July 10, 2020. The inclusion criteria were relevant English-language publications in journals published in the Science Citation Index Expanded or Social Science Citation Index. Content analysis of original articles and reviews was done.
Results
An analysis of 125 publications on COVID-19 from 48 journals showed that the most productive journal and country were the Journal of Clinical Nursing (n = 18) and the USA (n = 53), respectively. Original articles (n = 27, 21.6%) and review papers (n = 4, 3.2%) accounted for 24.8% of the articles, and the highest number of papers were found in early access (published ahead of print) (n = 51, 40.8%) and Q1 journals (n = 73, 58.4%). The content analysis found 10 data-based original articles or reviews, which dealt with the topics of nurse training (n = 2), nurses’ psychosocial status (n = 2), nursing research methodology (n = 1), nursing guidelines (n = 4), and protection for nurses (n = 1).
Conclusion
This study presents the current situation of nursing research on COVID-19 based on an analysis of publications in nursing journals and provides meaningful information to nursing researchers and editorial board members. The number of data-based original articles on nursing related to COVID-19 remains low.

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  • Description and Analysis of Research on Death and Dying during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Published in Nursing Journals Indexed in SCOPUS
    Leticia Cuellar-Pompa, José Ángel Rodríguez-Gómez, María Mercedes Novo-Muñoz, Natalia Rodríguez-Novo, Yurena M. Rodríguez-Novo, Carlos-Enrique Martínez-Alberto
    Nursing Reports.2024; 14(2): 655.     CrossRef
  • An investigation of emerging COVID-19 research trends and future implications for LIS field: A bibliometric mapping and visualization
    Arslan Sheikh, Nadeem Siddique, Saima Qutab, Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Khalid Mahmood
    Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.2023; 55(1): 3.     CrossRef
  • Community-based tourism in East Asia: A bibliometric research note
    Aaron Tham, Shirley Wei Lee Chin
    Tourism and Hospitality Research.2023; 23(3): 459.     CrossRef
  • Factors associated with preventive behaviors for COVID-19 among adolescents in South Korea
    Sunhee Park, Sumi Oh
    Journal of Pediatric Nursing.2022; 62: e69.     CrossRef
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    Nosrat Riahinia, Farshid Danesh, Somayeh GhaviDel
    Library Hi Tech.2022; 40(2): 454.     CrossRef
  • Promotion to Top-Tier Journal and Development Strategy of the Annals of Laboratory Medicine for Strengthening its Leadership in the Medical Laboratory Technology Category: A Bibliometric Study
    Sun Huh
    Annals of Laboratory Medicine.2022; 42(3): 321.     CrossRef
  • A Bibliometric Analysis on Global Psychological and Behavioral Research Landscape on COVID-19 Pandemic
    Xilu Dong, Xuqiu Wei, Fei Shu, Qiang Su, Juntao Wang, Ning Liu, Junping Qiu
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2022; 19(2): 879.     CrossRef
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    Ayşe Çiçek Korkmaz, Serap Altuntaş
    Journal of Nursing Management.2022; 30(6): 1892.     CrossRef
  • Between panic and motivation: did the first wave of COVID-19 affect scientific publishing in Mediterranean countries?
    Mona Farouk Ali
    Scientometrics.2022; 127(6): 3083.     CrossRef
  • Eye-Related COVID-19: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Scientific Production Indexed in Scopus
    Verónica García-Pascual, Elvira García-Beltrán, Begoña Domenech-Amigot
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2022; 19(16): 9927.     CrossRef
  • Coronavirus disease-19 in environmental fields: a bibliometric and visualization mapping analysis
    Shaher H. Zyoud, Ahed H. Zyoud
    Environment, Development and Sustainability.2021; 23(6): 8895.     CrossRef
  • A Bibliometric Network Analysis of Coronavirus during the First Eight Months of COVID-19 in 2020
    Leonardo B. Furstenau, Bruna Rabaioli, Michele Kremer Sott, Danielli Cossul, Mariluza Sott Bender, Eduardo Moreno Júdice De Mattos Farina, Fabiano Novaes Barcellos Filho, Priscilla Paola Severo, Michael S. Dohan, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2021; 18(3): 952.     CrossRef
  • Nursing Challenges in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Era
    Jeung-Im Kim, Mi Yu
    Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing.2021; 51(1): 1.     CrossRef
  • Network of institutions, source journals, and keywords on COVID-19 by Korean authors based on the Web of Science Core Collection in January 2021
    Kyung Won Kim, Geume Hee Jeong
    Science Editing.2021; 8(1): 47.     CrossRef
  • The nature of rapid response to COVID-19 in Latin America: an examination of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico
    Janaina Pamplona da Costa, André Luiz Sica de Campos, Paulo Roberto Cintra, Liz Felix Greco, Johan Hendrik Poker
    Online Information Review.2021; 45(4): 729.     CrossRef
  • Bibliometric Analysis of Scientific Production on Nursing Research in the Web of Science
    Gregorio Jesús Alcalá-Albert, María Elena Parra-González
    Education Sciences.2021; 11(9): 455.     CrossRef
  • Document Network and Conceptual and Social Structures of Clinical Endoscopy from 2015 to July 2021 Based on the Web of Science Core Collection: A Bibliometric Study
    Sun Huh
    Clinical Endoscopy.2021; 54(5): 641.     CrossRef
  • Tracking the progress in COVID-19 and vaccine safety research – a comprehensive bibliometric analysis of publications indexed in Scopus database
    Tosin Yinka Akintunde, Shaojun Chen, Taha Hussein Musa, Felix Oluseyi Amoo, Adekunle Adedeji, Elhakim Ibrahim, Angwi Enow Tassang, Idriss Hussein Musa, Hassan Hussein Musa
    Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.2021; 17(11): 3887.     CrossRef
  • Visibility, collaboration and impact of the Cuban scientific output on COVID-19 in Scopus
    Ibraín Enrique Corrales-Reyes, Frank Hernández-García, Adrián Alejandro Vitón-Castillo, Christian R. Mejia
    Heliyon.2021; : e08258.     CrossRef
  • A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF GREEN PRODUCTIVITY CONCEPT
    Erdinc KOC, Ahmed İhsan ŞİMŞEK
    İşletme Bilimi Dergisi.2021; 9(3): 393.     CrossRef
  • The research on COVID-19 and economy from 2019 to 2020: analysis from the perspective of bibliometrics
    Nana Liu, Zeshui Xu, Marinko Skare
    Oeconomia Copernicana.2021; 12(2): 217.     CrossRef
  • COVID-19 and publishing
    Kihong Kim
    Science Editing.2020; 7(2): 109.     CrossRef
  • Reflections as 2020 comes to an end: the editing and educational environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of Scopus and Web of Science in scholarly publishing, journal statistics, and appreciation to reviewers and volunteers
    Sun Huh
    Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions.2020; 17: 44.     CrossRef
Compliance of “Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing” in Korean academic society-published journals listed in Journal Citation Reports
Ye Jin Choi, Hyung Wook Choi, Soon Kim
Sci Ed. 2020;7(1):24-33.   Published online February 20, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.186
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Purpose: The “Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing” are of increasing importance in an open science environment as a way to increase the transparency and quality of academic society journals. However, little previous research has investigated the application of this new guideline in practice. The aim of this study was to investigate the degree to which this guideline is being applied by Korean academic society– published journals listed in Journal Citation Reports.
Methods
The researchers investigated the homepages of 59 Korean academic society– published journals to evaluate whether they had adopted the 33 items listed in the guideline. Based on the information available on the journals’ homepages, each item was classified as ‘yes’ or ‘no’ within the four categories of basic journal information, publication ethics, copyright and archiving information, and profit model.
Results
The basic journal information category was generally well-practiced, with the exceptions of the peer review process, readership, and author fees. The copyright and licensing information category was also well-practiced, with the exception of policies on posting accepted articles with third parties and archiving items. However, most items in the publication ethics category were not well practiced, with the exception of authorship and intellectual property. All items in the profit model category were infrequently implemented.
Conclusion
These findings serve as a good indicator for Korean journal editors of areas for improvement. It may be helpful to review journals’ publication policies and homepages to comply with international publishing standards.

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  • The Application of Open Science Potentials in Research Processes: A Comprehensive Literature Review
    Maryam Zarghani, Leila Nemati-Anaraki, Shahram Sedghi, Abdolreza Noroozi Chakoli, Anisa Rowhani-Farid
    Libri.2023; 73(2): 167.     CrossRef
  • Promotion to Top-Tier Journal and Development Strategy of the Annals of Laboratory Medicine for Strengthening its Leadership in the Medical Laboratory Technology Category: A Bibliometric Study
    Sun Huh
    Annals of Laboratory Medicine.2022; 42(3): 321.     CrossRef
  • Congratulations on Child Health Nursing Research becoming a PubMed Central journal and reflections on its significance
    Sun Huh
    Child Health Nursing Research.2022; 28(1): 1.     CrossRef
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    Sun Huh
    Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing.2022; 28(3): 165.     CrossRef
  • Document Network and Conceptual and Social Structures of Clinical Endoscopy from 2015 to July 2021 Based on the Web of Science Core Collection: A Bibliometric Study
    Sun Huh
    Clinical Endoscopy.2021; 54(5): 641.     CrossRef
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    Sun Huh
    Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions.2021; 18: 20.     CrossRef
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    Sun Huh
    Annals of Dermatology.2020; 32(5): 353.     CrossRef
An analysis of data paper templates and guidelines: types of contextual information described by data journals
Jihyun Kim
Sci Ed. 2020;7(1):16-23.   Published online February 20, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.185
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Purpose: Data papers are a promising genre of scholarly communication, in which research data are described, shared, and published. Rich documentation of data, including adequate contextual information, enhances the potential of data reuse. This study investigated the extent to which the components of data papers specified by journals represented the types of contextual information necessary for data reuse.
Methods
A content analysis of 15 data paper templates/guidelines from 24 data journals indexed by the Web of Science was performed. A coding scheme was developed based on previous studies, consisting of four categories: general data set properties, data production information, repository information, and reuse information.
Results
Only a few types of contextual information were commonly requested by the journals. Except data format information and file names, general data set properties were specified less often than other categories of contextual information. Researchers were frequently asked to provide data production information, such as information on the data collection, data producer, and related project. Repository information focused on data identifiers, while information about repository reputation and curation practices was rarely requested. Reuse information mostly involved advice on the reuse of data and terms of use.
Conclusion
These findings imply that data journals should provide a more standardized set of data paper components to inform reusers of relevant contextual information in a consistent manner. Information about repository reputation and curation could also be provided by data journals to complement the repository information provided by the authors of data papers and to help researchers evaluate the reusability of data.

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    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.2024; 75(2): 115.     CrossRef
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    Science Editing.2023; 10(2): 141.     CrossRef
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    Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.2022; 59(1): 642.     CrossRef
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    Antarctic Science.2021; 33(1): 39.     CrossRef
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    Jungyeoun Lee, Jihyun Kim
    Science Editing.2021; 8(2): 145.     CrossRef
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    Sun Huh
    Clinical Endoscopy.2021; 54(5): 641.     CrossRef
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    Kai Li, Chuyi Lu, Chenyue Jiao
    Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.2021; 58(1): 771.     CrossRef
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Review
History of the Scopus Expert Content Selection and Advisory Committee of Korea
Hyungsun Kim
Sci Ed. 2020;7(1):6-10.   Published online February 20, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.183
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With the objective of improving the quality of Korean journals and elevating them to international standards, the National Research Foundation of Korea, in consultation with Elsevier, formed the Scopus Expert Content Selection and Advisory Committee-Korea (ECSAC-Korea) as a local selection committee in August 2012. The committee reviews Korean journals for Scopus indexing and recommends them to the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board. In September 2019, ECSAC-Korea became part of the Korean Council of Science Editors (KCSE). This article describes the current status of Scopus indexing in Korea and the history, organizational structure, and role of ECSAC-Korea as part of the KCSE. The article also introduces the members of ECSAC-Korea and the KCSE steering committee for Scopus ECSAC-Korea, who have been active since September 2019.

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How to archive scholarly journals from the Republic of Korea in the National Library of Korea
Sun Huh
Sci Ed. 2019;6(2):171-174.   Published online August 19, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.180
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According to the policies of a number of indexing database agencies and the Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing 3rd version, archiving of scholarly journal articles is mandatory for editors and publishers. Furthermore, publishers in Korea have been required to deposit journal article files in the National Library of Korea since February 2016 by law. This study presents background information on archiving sites and how to deposit digital files in the Library’s archive. Although some archiving sites for scholarly journals have been developed internationally, it may be burdensome for publishers in Korea (almost all of which are academic societies) to use those sites to deposit digital files because a deposit fee is required by some agencies. Furthermore, PubMed Central, maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine, accepts only English-language biomedical journals. In contrast, it is possible for publishers to deposit articles in the National Library of Korea by uploading files without any fees, regardless of the journal language. Furthermore, publishers can select the access policy of their journals. All journal publishers and editors in Korea are recommended to utilize the archiving site of the National Library of Korea to preserve their journal articles.
Original Articles
Compliance of “Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing” in academic society published journals
Hyung Wook Choi, Ye Jin Choi, Soon Kim
Sci Ed. 2019;6(2):112-121.   Published online August 19, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.171
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Purpose: Four international associations, including the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Committee on Publication Ethics, and the World Association of Medical Editors declared the third version of “Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing” to ensure transparency and quality in journal publications. This study is aimed at assessing the guidelines from the journals’ websites manually.
Methods
In this study, three researchers investigate the homepages of 781 academic society-published journals that are registered in the Science Citation Index Expanded and whether these journals are effectively adopting these new guidelines. In this paper, 33 items from the guidelines are examined. The 33 items are rearranged into four different categories: basic journal information; publication ethics; copyright and archiving information; and profit model. The researchers count yes or no after checking the adopting status on the journal homepage and dividing into four scales: 0% to 25% for is rarely practiced, 26% to 50% for is poorly practiced, 51% to 75% for is adequately practiced, and 76% to 100% for is well practiced.
Results
Of the 33 items, 10 are found to be poorly or rarely practiced, including readership, data sharing, archiving policies, and profit model information.
Conclusion
It could be the most up-to-date indicator of the current status of applying best practice guidelines. Society journal editors especially from Asia should evaluate their journals regarding “Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing”.

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    Sun Huh
    Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions.2021; 18: 20.     CrossRef
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    Annals of Dermatology.2020; 32(5): 353.     CrossRef
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Status of digital standards, licensing types, and archiving policies in Asian open access journals registered in Directory of Open Access Journals
Soon Kim, Hyungwook Choi
Sci Ed. 2019;6(1):41-46.   Published online February 20, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.154
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AbstractAbstract PDF
Purpose: This study aims to analyze the digital standards of Asian journals registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) which has been recognized as an index of quality for open access journals.
Methods
Data including 54 fields of each journal listed in DOAJ were provided by the DOAJ team in June 5, 2018. We focused on 11 fields including digital standards, content licensing types and digital archiving policy.
Results
Based on raw data from DOAJ from June 5, 2018, there are 11,534 journals registered in the directory. Among all journals in the directory, Asian journals comprise 1,972 journals from 18 countries. Indonesian journals rank at the top for Asian journals, with 1,322 journals originating from that country. Other major Asian countries’ registration status includes India (238), South Korea (82), China (80), Malaysia (45), Pakistan (39), Taiwan (30), Thailand (27), Japan (20), and Hong Kong (20). Eighty percent of journals (1,584) are using PDF-only as their full-text format, and DOI is adopted in 852 journals (43%). Almost 98% of journals (1,936) are having a Creative Commons license; however, 85% of journals (1,689) do not have a digital archiving policy.
Conclusion
Generally, digital standards are well implemented in South Korea, and digital archiving/deposit policy is well accepted in Indian journals. Many Asian open access journal editors can refer to this study result when they digitalize their journals in order to meet global standards.

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