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Identifying Journals

Includes links to directories of journals by reader and emphasis (including open access journals), sources to help with journal acronyms and abbreviations, and sources that relate to identifying questionable or predatory journals.

Cabell's Directories to Publishing Opportunities

CINAHL Title Coverage Lists 

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

 Jane: Journal/Author Name Estimator

Journal Titles Indexed in Clarivate Analytics Databases (formerly known as the ISI and Thomson Scientific Databases, respectively).

NLM Catalog: Journals referenced in the NCBI Databases [Help]

List of Serials Indexed for Online Users

MLA Directory of Periodicals      

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ( 


Journal Abbreviations & Acronyms

Acronym Finder

All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources at 

NLM Catalog: Journals referenced in the NCBI Databases [Help]


Selected Open Access Information & Resources

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

Open Access Directory

BioMed Central

Public Library of Science 

PubMed Central 

Open Access Overview by Peter Suber

SPARC Open Access Newsletter Archive by Peter Suber

Questionnable Journals

 Grand Valley State Libraries' Open Access Quality Indicators

Communication in Science: Pressures & Predators (Special Issue of Science)