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

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