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Directory of Open Access Journals: A Bibliometric Study of Public Health Journals, 2003 – 2012

Kotti Thavamani, P. Umamagheswari


This paper presents a bibliometric study of Public Health focused journals represented in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). A total of 219 Public Health Journals were examined related to a number of issues: subject specific distribution of Public health journals, interdisciplinary aspects, country of origin, language used and other language characteristics, numbers of titles first appearing in given years, publication fees, the existence of license agreements, and the types of organizations having journals in the Directory that focus on libraries.

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