During the past few years, we have seen a tremendous increase on the number of open text publications. Open access publications help many people have the access to recent advances on different sciences. Open access publications increase rapidly and some people believe it will have significant market share within the next few years. One primary question associated with open access journals is to separate high quality publications from poor quality publications. This forum is dedicated to use some facts to prioritize journals based on some important factors including citations, h-index, g-index, etc. We believe measuring the relative performance of journals is a multi criteria decision making (MCDM). Therefore, we had better use recent advances of MCDM techniques such as analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) to make an appropriate assessment of open text publications. In our survey, we plan to gather our data based on value added databases such as SCOPUS using primary or secondary information depending whether the journals are indexed in the database or not. In our survey, we rely only on facts and we do not take into account country of origin, website organization, etc. We believe citation is the primary source of journal assessment no matter whether the journal is published by a well known publisher, a university or a small firm. In this forum, we try to group and rank journals based on different criteria. We believe, if a particular journal cannot publish a paper with good citation record we must be more careful about the quality of journal. We update this website regularly and introduce the best and the worst open text journals to scientific communities in the world. We plan to present fair and unbiased results. Since citation happens after some times, we consider journals, which were active within the last two-three years. Note that these journals are from different fields and we think it is better to compare relative journals all together. We therefore, will try to categorize journals and perform this TOPSIS ranking method.
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