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Have you had a bad experience with a journal?

On this page you will find an overview of what you can do if you have experienced reprehensible issues in the process of submitting, peer reviewing or publishing an article.

Contact the editor/editorial members

In each case, the incidents and severity of the incidents must be considered. Sometimes the incident can be resolved by sending an e-mail to the editor, editorial team or to the publisher.

Is the journal listed as an approved publishing channel?

If the journal is indexed at Level 1 or 2 in the Norwegian register for scientific journals, series and publishers, you can contact NSD by email with information about your experiences with the journal.

Is the journal Open Access and registered in DOAJ?

Directory of Open Access journals (DOAJ) is a service that indexes Open Access journals. In order for the journal to be indexed with DOAJ, there are a number of criteria that must be in place including: requirements for composition of editorial boards and completion of peer reviews. If the relevant journal is listed in DOAJ, you can contact DOAJ via a web form.

More resources

  • COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) - Resource page on publishing ethics and guides
  • ThinkCheckSubmit - What to check for before you submit an article to a journal
Published Jan. 23, 2020 11:22 AM - Last modified Jan. 28, 2020 9:15 AM