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Open Journal Matcher is here

I’m very pleased to let you know about a project I’m releasing today, the Open Journal Matcher. It’s a resource for people looking to find a suitable journal for their work. Paste in a draft abstract and see the best matching open access journals!

Open Journal Matcher uses a natural language processing library called spaCy to compare the text of a draft abstract with the abstracts of ~5000 journals from the Directory of Open Access Journals. It ranks all of these journals by similarity, and returns the top five matches.

While there are other journal matching services available, to my knowledge this is the only one that is fully interdisciplinary and fully open source. The code for the matcher application, the code for the matching algorithm, and the content of the journals, is all openly licensed.

Please enjoy, and let me know what you think of this tool!

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