Vanished open access journals

  • Mikael Laakso (Creator)
  • Lisa Matthias (Creator)
  • Najko Jahn (Creator)



This dataset provides data on 176 scholarly journals that were identified to have vanished without having a currently active website for providing access to their content. Also included is a list of 881 OA journals which were identified as being inactive. Appended is a brief documentation covering the contents of the various data points.

A description of the data collection method and analysis are provided in the preprint at

For R analysis scripts, visualizations and other supporting materials please see
Date made available03.09.2020
Date of data production03.09.2020

Cite this

Laakso, M. (Creator), Matthias, L. (Creator), Jahn, N. (Creator) (03.09.2020). Vanished open access journals. Zenodo.