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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
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
NEW DOAJ PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

DOAJ is often asked for materials to help librarians and open access advocates to spread the word about open access and DOAJ. We would like to announce that you can now access, share, and use our new promotional materials. We have produced two flyers and a poster for you to use as you need: Flyer […] Read More...

Published Wed, 05 Jul 2017 at 10:30
Couperin to Support DOAJ as a Consortium

We are very pleased to announce that Couperin, the French national academic consortium, has agreed to support DOAJ. Currently 47 of the Couperin members have signed up and more are underway. Couperin.org is a national academic consortium with more than 250 members: Universities and higher education schools, research performing agencies, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, […] Read More...

Published Tue, 04 Jul 2017 at 13:00
Open Access Publishing in China

This is a guest post by Xin Bi, DOAJ Ambassador, China. Following rapid development in the economy and huge investment in R&D, China is now widely recognised as one of the leading countries of the world in terms of the number of published journals and scientific articles. In 2015, there were over 10,000 journals in China, […] Read More...

Published Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at 09:58
Are you publishing in a proper journal?

This is a guest post by Vrushali Dandawate, DOAJ Ambassador, India.   All over the world researchers are spending their time in writing research papers, and everyone wants his or her work to be widely recognised. Most of the time researchers are in a hurry to  publish their research papers, so they may not pay […] Read More...

Published Fri, 02 Jun 2017 at 10:05
We have improved our XML validation

We are happy to announce that we have improved the features of our xml validation. As an article XML is uploaded to DOAJ from the publisher area we will check to see if the uploaded file meets a number of criteria: Is it actually XML? (have you given us a PDF by mistake?) Does the XML meet […] Read More...

Published Tue, 16 May 2017 at 17:36
FOUR DOAJ JOURNALS TO BE INDEXED IN SCIENCEOPEN!

As you already know, we are recommending up to 10 journals to be indexed for free in ScienceOpen every month. We are happy to announce the winners of April: Desert, published by the University of Teheran. This journal publishes articles in ecology, climate change, drought, and desert. Revista do Instituto Florestal published by the Instituto Florestal […] Read More...

Published Tue, 09 May 2017 at 07:57
India leads in Gold Open Access Publishing – fake or genuine?

This is a guest post by Leena Shah, DOAJ Ambassador, India. It is interesting to note that since the introduction of new criteria for DOAJ listing in March 2014, we have received the highest number of new applications from Open Access journal publishers in India, followed by those in Indonesia, USA, Brazil and Iran. From […] Read More...

Published Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at 08:28
Three DOAJ journals win free indexing in ScienceOpen!

We recently partnered with ScienceOpen to help them to offer free indexing to Open Access journals with no APC, as part of our mission to enhance open scholarship.  Last month, we recommended 10 journals to ScienceOpen so they could take part in the free indexing competition. In the latest round of the free indexing competition, we are pleased […] Read More...

Published Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at 08:00
Nordic Research Organizations support DOAJ!

We are very happy to welcome a number of Nordic research organizations as members of DOAJ. These organizations maintain the Nordic list of authorized research publication channels. Several have open access policies and mandates in place and would like to pave the way for (new) open access journals to be visible in the directory. “In […] Read More...

Published Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at 11:09
The Hungarian Library Consortium EISZ supports DOAJ!

We are extremely happy to welcome the Hungarian Library Consortium, EISZ as a member of DOAJ. 60 of the IESZ members are supporting DOAJ.   EISZ is the national library consortium of Hungary, operated in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. EISZ coordinates the national license subscriptions of electronic journals, […] Read More...

Published Tue, 07 Mar 2017 at 15:23

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