The purpose of Quality Open Access Market (QOAM) is to share information about the quality of open access journals. An important criterion for this purpose is the process of peer review. Qoam receives the information by way of so-called crowd sourcing: the international scientific community itself fills the database with data based on own experiences. More than 18.000 journals are recorded in QOAM. A part of thiese are so-called hybrid journals. That are journals of which a limited number of articles are open access, not the complete journal.
You can score on two items. 2.500 journals have a Base Score Card, that judges whether a publisher informs the scientist clearly and in a transparent way about the procedure to measure the quality. This information is collected by university libraries. Especially the libraries of Radboud University and the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen made a substantial contribution to this. In the Valuation Score Cards scientists score their experience with publishing in the journal.
With journals for which both scores are filled in a SWOT-matrix will be visible which reflects the quality.
During the Open Access Week Dutch scientists were approached actively to fill in the Valuation Score Card.
QOAM is nominated for the IVI Award that wants to reward innovation in the information branch.
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research