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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, version 3

The 3rd version of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing is published today. Introduction The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organizations that have seen an increase in […] Read More...

Published Mon, 15 Jan 2018 at 15:30
Open Access Asia

This is a guest post by Vrushali Dandawate (@vrushalisainath), DOAJ Ambassador, India. “Open Access means free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any […] Read More...

Published Fri, 12 Jan 2018 at 12:38
The SCOSS initiative: DOAJ receives first funding, from the University of Alberta Libraries.

As reported in November, a coalition has been formed called SCOSS which is running a pilot project aimed at generating a sustaining model of funding for DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO. The iniative sets out to attract funding from around the world and it is with great delight that DOAJ can announce it has now received its […] Read More...

Published Wed, 10 Jan 2018 at 12:37
Publishers Report: 2017 in Summary

As a publisher who supports DOAJ, either as a member or as a sponsor, you are part of a growing global network of publishers who have unequivocally stated a firm commitment to support open access through DOAJ’s work. On behalf of the entire DOAJ Team and supporters of open access the world over, I would […] Read More...

Published Fri, 05 Jan 2018 at 14:55
Total financial support from libraries and library consortia in 2017, broken down by country.

As we near the end of the year, it’s time to review our finances and start the annual process of sending out invoices for the coming year. Part of that work is to establish out how much support we received from our wonderful library and library consortia members in 2017. Attached here is a PDF […] Read More...

Published Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at 12:49
The Reapplications project is officially complete.

DOAJ is very pleased to announce that its Reapplications project, which started in January 2015, is officially complete. Although the last reapplication was processed by the DOAJ Editorial Team at the end of October, some tidying-up remained to be done: a few discontinued journals; a few which had changed title; and a few for which […] Read More...

Published Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at 09:13
New DOAJ Ambassadors in the Republic of Korea

Following our training sessions last month in Seoul we are very pleased to announce that we have appointed three new Ambassadors and an honorary Ambassador in Korea. We have also created a group of seven voluntary associate editors who will help DOAJ with applications coming from Southeast Asia. From 1st December 2017, the Ambassadors will […] Read More...

Published Tue, 28 Nov 2017 at 13:52
Large-scale Implementation of Open Access in China

At the end of October, the National Science Library, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSL, CAS), the National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) and ShanghaiTech University Library signed the Open Access 2020 Initiative. The Director of NSL, CAS, Mr. LIU Huizhou, said that open access is beneficial to scientific research, scientific communication and the development […] Read More...

Published Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at 15:23
International coalition to help sustain DOAJ and its further development in the coming years

SCOSS (The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) today announced that major organizations have recommended to their member institutions to support DOAJ with funding that will enable DOAJ to move towards a new crowdfunding effort and away from its incremental annual contribution system. Under the new model organisations will work towards sustaining DOAJ for the coming […] Read More...

Published Thu, 09 Nov 2017 at 10:44
WARNING: Avanti, Avantipub.com, Avanti Publishers

Two members of the research community have brought to our attention a series of scam emails which have been sent out to researchers and authors, inviting recipients to submit their articles to DOAJ. The sender of the email is martin@avantipub.com, apparently a Professor Martin at the ‘University of California, Berkeley’. The body of the email […] Read More...

Published Wed, 01 Nov 2017 at 09:39
DOAJ and SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE SERVICES partner to achieve broader support for Open Access to scientific literature

The new agreement underpins the Directory of Open Access Journals in its work to reach new members and generate more support and shows the strong commitment of  Scientific Knowledge Services  to the Open Science movement.   DOAJ announces the agreement with Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS) as its exclusive agent in a selection of countries from […] Read More...

Published Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at 13:43
Parts of DOAJ metadata in my catalogue/discovery service/A-Z List have changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely. Why?

It’s time to update your index and/or ask your discovery service provider to do so! We have received  several messages via our Feedback account from library catalogue administrators, their readers, and researchers asking why all of a sudden so many of the articles indexed from DOAJ are now missing? Within library catalogues, users are perhaps […] Read More...

Published Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at 06:06
Parts of DOAJ metadata in my catalogue/discovery service/A-Z List have changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely. Why?

It’s time to update your index and/or ask your discovery service provider to do so! We have received  several messages via our Feedback account from library catalogue administrators, their readers, and researchers asking why all of a sudden so many of the articles indexed from DOAJ are now missing? Within library catalogues, users are perhaps […] Read More...

Published Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at 06:06
DOAJ gets its first sponsor from Mexico! | ¡DOAJ consigue su primer patrocinador de México!

DOAJ has had excellent connections and representation throughout Latin America for many years, thanks to previous work by Redalyc, sponsorship from SciElo and, more recently, our fantastic DOAJ Latin America Ambassador. This week we welcome our first sponsor from Mexico: the Tecnológico de Monterrey. This sponsorship is of great importance to both DOAJ and the open […] Read More...

Published Fri, 25 Aug 2017 at 07:00
Promotional flyers now available in Chinese! DOAJ推出中文版的宣传材料了!

Our Ambassador Yanhong Zhai has translated our flyers into Chinese. Please use them to promote DOAJ and Open Access! Chinese flyer 1 – This A5 flyer provides general information about DOAJ. http://bit.ly/2wIg3dL Chinese flyer 2 – This A5 flyer gives a summary of our Ambassador programme. http://bit.ly/2xvgmWm Read More...

Published Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at 15:51
Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

Further to our last post about developments in Indonesia, important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have now been established. An ADRI consortium of more than 60 institutions has signed up as a DOAJ consortia member. The consortium is one of the biggest registered with DOAJ, reflected by the high amount of traffic and the number […] Read More...

Published Thu, 17 Aug 2017 at 06:40
Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

Further to our last post about developments in Indonesia, important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have now been established. An ADRI consortium of more than 60 institutions has signed up as a DOAJ consortia member. The consortium is one of the biggest registered with DOAJ, reflected by the high amount of traffic and the number […] Read More...

Published Thu, 17 Aug 2017 at 06:40
Indonesian Universities Consortium

Following the enrollment of ADRI, Indonesia, we are very pleased to announce that we have a consortium of Indonesian universities in the making. Next week DOAJ will conduct a three days workshop in Bali, Indonesia to recruit Ambassadors in Indonesia. Indonesia comes in second  as users of the DOAJ, and we expect hundreds of journals to […] Read More...

Published Wed, 02 Aug 2017 at 19:46
We have translated our flyers into Arabic

We now have our flyers in Arabic as well! Our fantastic DOAJ Ambassador, Kamel Belhamel, has translated these flyers for us and we are now happy to share them with the Open Access community. Please share! Arabic Flyer 1 http://bit.ly/2vosfQW Arabic Flyer 2 http://bit.ly/2tZiFDX Read More...

Published Tue, 01 Aug 2017 at 08:10
Promotional Materials now in French and Spanish!

We are very happy to share our promotional materials in French and Spanish. They can be accessed here: French Flyer 1 French Flyer 2 Spanish Flyer 1  Spanish Flyer 2 Please promote Open Access and DOAJ! Thank you. Read More...

Published Tue, 25 Jul 2017 at 11:51

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