DOAJ Journal Application Form

All the information provided will help our Editorial Team with their assessment, to help them make an informed decision based on the information that you provide.

If you know a journal that should be in DOAJ, please contact the publisher and ask them to complete this form.

BEFORE YOU START, please remember that all the content of the journal you are applying about must be available immediately upon publication.


This form is available in other languages.

Basic Journal Information

Only provide the print ISSN if your journal has one, otherwise leave this field blank. Write the ISSN with the hyphen "-" e.g. 1234-4321.

Write the EISSN with the hyphen "-" e.g. 1234-4321.

The name of the Society or Institution that the journal belongs to

The name of the platform, host or aggregator of the journal content, e.g. OJS, HighWire Press, EBSCO etc.

Somebody who DOAJ can contact about this journal

Select the country where the publishing company is legally registered

If "No" proceed to question below

If "No" proceed to question below

A journal must publish at least 5 articles per year to stay in the DOAJ

Select all that apply. Institutional archives and publishers' own online archives are not valid

This field is optional if you have only selected "No policy in place" above

For new applications, metadata must be provided within 3 months of acceptance into DOAJ

If "No" proceed to question below

Use 4 digits for the year, i.e. YYYY format

Tick all that apply

Maximum 6

You can select multiple languages

Quality and Transparency of the Editorial Process

The journal must have either an editor or an editorial board with at least 5 clearly identifiable members and affiliation information. We may ask for affiliation information and email addresses as part of our checks.

This field is optional if you have selected "None" above.

If "No" proceed to question below

How Open is the Journal?

Please remember that all the content of the journal you are applying about must be available immediately upon publication.

Content Licensing

For more information go to http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CC_REL

If "No" proceed to question below.

For more information go to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Select all that apply.

Copyright and Permissions

A note about the qualifiers for the DOAJ Seal

DOAJ promotes best practice in Open Access publishing. To that end, we are introducing the DOAJ Seal for Open Access journals.

The qualifiers for the Seal will highlight features related to the openness, indexability and discoverability of the journal and, as such, have nothing to do with the scholarly quality of the papers published in the journal.

To qualify for the Seal the journal must:

  1. have an archival arrangement in place with an external party. (scroll to digital archiving policy question) If 'No policy in place' is selected, the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
  2. provide permanent identifiers in the papers published. (scroll to article identifiers question) If 'None' is selected, the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
  3. provide article level metadata to DOAJ. (scroll to metadata provision question) If 'No' is selected or the journal fails to provide metadata within 3 months, the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
  4. embed machine-readable CC licensing information in its article level metadata. (scroll to embedded licensing data question) If 'No' is selected the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
  5. allow reuse and remixing of its content in accordance with a CC BY or CC BY-NC. (scroll to licensing question) If CC BY-ND, 'No' or 'Other' is selected the journal will not qualify for the Seal.
  6. have a deposit policy registered in a deposit policy directory. (scroll to deposit policy question) If 'No' is selected the journal will not qualify for the Seal.

A journal cannot apply for the Seal. The Seal will be awarded to a journal by the DOAJ Editorial staff depending on the information provided in the application form.

 

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