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Date of this Version

2-2018

Citation

Loan, F., Quraishi, J. I., Refhat-un-Nisa, and Hussain, W. (2018). Open Access Religious Journals- An Analytical Study of the DOAJ. Library Philosophy and Practice, 2018.

Abstract

The main purpose of the paper is to study the publishing trends of the open access religious journals available in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The data were collected online from the Directory of Open Access Journals and quantitative method was applied for data analysis. The data were collected in December 2017 and later presented in tabular forms to reveal the findings. The findings show that 119 religious journals are registered in the DOAJ, published from the 27 countries by 114 publishing agencies in 14 languages. The maximum number of journals (21, 17.65%) is published from Indonesia in the English language (79, 66.39%) during the 2nd decade (2010-2017) of the 21st century. The results also reveal that the majority of the religious journals (88%) doesn’t charge publication fee and is peer-reviewed by the experts.

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