As part of the ongoing OA transformation, more and more journals are being converted to OA formats. For example, the number of journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) increased from 11,250 to more than 16,000 between April 2018 and April 2021. This results in serious challenges for researchers to determine suitable journals for their manuscripts.
For this reason, TIB and SLUB Dresden, with the support of DOAJ, OpenCitations and many national institutions, have set themselves the goal of establishing an open, publisher-agnostic, free and privacy-compliant web-based recommendation service for quality-assured OA journals in the BMBF project "B!SON". After entering the title, abstract and/or bibliography, users will receive a filtered list of OA journals that match their manuscript. The search can be refined using filter criteria. The output of the recommendations contains a profile of each journal, which should facilitate the final selection by the researchers.
The first B!SON prototype will be available from April 2022, the full system will go live in April 2023. In addition to a brief introduction of the recommendation service, the talk will focus on the presentation and discussion of the results of the requirements analysis.
B!SON Presentation (German) (PDF) (will follow shortly)