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¿Qué es el DOAJ?

El DOAJ es un directorio en línea comisariado por la comunidad que indexa y proporciona acceso a revistas académicas de alta calidad, de acceso abierto y revisadas por pares. El DOAJ es independiente. Toda la financiación se realiza a través de donaciones, el 40% de las cuales provienen de patrocinadores y el 60% de editoriales […] Read More...

Published Fri, 09 Nov 2018 at 16:22
El DOAJ, independencia y la importancia de la imparcialidad

El DOAJ recibe regularmente preguntas y, a veces, quejas de bibliotecas, consorcios de bibliotecas y otras instituciones académicas sobre el papel que desempeñan en el DOAJ las editoriales académicas tradicionales. Un error común es que el DOAJ es propiedad de estas organizaciones, o está totalmente subvencionado por ellas, y que el DOAJ sólo beneficia a […] Read More...

Published Wed, 07 Nov 2018 at 11:14
DOAJ, Independence and the Importance of Impartiality

DOAJ receives regularly questions and, sometimes, complaints from libraries, library consortia and other academic institutions about the role which publishers—by “publishers” I mean the traditional publishing organisations in academic publishing—play in DOAJ. A common misconception is that DOAJ is owned by, or wholly subsidised by these organisations and that DOAJ is only of benefit to […] Read More...

Published Wed, 07 Nov 2018 at 11:14
Copyright and Licensing – Part 4

This is the fourth post in a series, by our Editor-in-Chief Tom Olijhoek, which focusses on the details of copyright and licensing, how they are applied to works and which options and best practices DOAJ recommends. You can read all 4 installments in this series here. We also have a help page dedicated to Copyright […] Read More...

Published Tue, 30 Oct 2018 at 14:14
WANTED Turkish and Farsi/Persian speakers: a call for volunteer DOAJ Associate Editors

UPDATE: Applications are now closed. DOAJ has a network of 130 skilled volunteers who spend a few hours a week processing new journal applications for us. Would you like to join us? We are now recruiting volunteers who understand Farsi and/or Turkish. (You do not have to be a native speaker.) You must also be proficient […] Read More...

Published Thu, 18 Oct 2018 at 08:33
’10 web design features that are now browser history’ – or, at least, they should be.

A great blog post from the summer, published on the DataSalon blog and written by Jon Monday, caught our attention recently. Written in celebration of 25 years of the World Wide Web, the blog post looks ‘back on some design features from the early days of the Web’ which have been consigned to “browser history”. […] Read More...

Published Tue, 16 Oct 2018 at 12:21
Sponsorship model and pricing for 2019

Last year, we launched our new sponsorship model. This was after feedback from existing sponsors that we needed to be clearer about the benefits and costs of sponsorship. For 2019, after feedback from users, we will no longer be displaying sponsors on our homepage. This will help our homepage to render better on smaller screens. […] Read More...

Published Mon, 08 Oct 2018 at 13:22
Infrastructure and why sustainable funding so important to services like DOAJ

You can’t run a service like DOAJ on a shoestring, or fund it on a hand-to-mouth basis, which is how DOAJ has been funded until last year, so large amounts of sustained funding are really crucial to the database’s security, stability, scalability and, ultimately, survival. Last month, DOAJ came under attack and the whole process […] Read More...

Published Mon, 01 Oct 2018 at 07:20
Are we overestimating the problem of “predatory” publishing?

In order to unravel the unjustified association of open access with bad or even predatory publishing Tom Olijhoek and Jon Tennant wrote this blog post, recently published in the LSE Impact Blog. Last summer an international association of investigative journalists launched a massive media offensive on the problem of predatory publishing in science. The data shown […] Read More...

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2018 at 07:58
Learn about DOAJ and Open Access Best Practices

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Published Mon, 24 Sep 2018 at 12:04
Silver Sponsor Digital Science Answers Our Questions on Open Access Publishing and the DOAJ

Silver Sponsor Digital Science Answers Our Questions on Open Access Publishing and the DOAJ Read More...

Published Mon, 17 Sep 2018 at 10:45
The Long-Term Preservation of Open Access Journals

The long term preservation of open access journals is one of the 7 criteria for the DOAJ Seal because DOAJ believes that it is an extremely important business process which a publisher of academic content should commit to. This couldn’t be more applicable than in the Global South where financial support and rigorous standards around journal […] Read More...

Published Mon, 17 Sep 2018 at 09:00
The 10 Principles of Plan S

The welcome announcement last week from Marc Schiltz‘s Science Europe about cOAlition S and the publication of The 10 Principles of Plan S was well received at DOAJ Headquarters. The key principle of Plan S is: “After 1 January 2020 scientific publications on the results from research funded by public grants provided by national and […] Read More...

Published Tue, 11 Sep 2018 at 07:56
Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science (SCOSS) hits half-million Euro funding mark

Thanks to dozens of quick-acting universities and institutions in Australia, Europe & North America, a new effort to secure Open Science infrastructure is off to a strong start. More than 680 000 Euros have been pledged to support DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO already. In a press release issued by SPARC Europe on 14th August 2018, Vannessa […] Read More...

Published Thu, 16 Aug 2018 at 10:07
UPDATE: DOAJ’s site performance issues have now been solved

We are happy to inform that our site is now back to normal and our services have resumed. We are still working on a long-term stability strategy and we will be able to update you on that and also provide a more detailed explanation of our issues soon. Thank you again for your patience over […] Read More...

Published Fri, 10 Aug 2018 at 11:55
News: OASPA to require DOAJ listing for single-journal publishers

DOAJ and OASPA have worked together for many years now, with our Founder and Managing Director, Lars Bjørnshauge, serving as an OASPA board member for the past 5 years. Publisher applications to OASPA have been rapidly increasing, in particular from those publishing just one journal. Given the many similarities in the indexing criteria between DOAJ and OASPA, […] Read More...

Published Tue, 07 Aug 2018 at 09:00
Silver Sponsor Federation of Finnish Learned Societies answers our questions on Open Access publishing and DOAJ.

Janne Pölönen, Head Of Planning at the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies answers our questions. – Your organisation has been supporting DOAJ for some years now. Why is it important for the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies to support DOAJ? Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV) produces a Publication Forum rating of academic/scholarly journals and book publishers that […] Read More...

Published Fri, 03 Aug 2018 at 08:47
The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Council of New Zealand University Librarians sign up as sustainable funders promoted by SCOSS

DOAJ is very pleased for the support received from CAUL and the Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) towards a sustainable funding model promoted by SCOSS. These two new additions enlarge the list of institutions who have committed funds to support DOAJ and Open Access. The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is pleased to be a […] Read More...

Published Mon, 30 Jul 2018 at 11:16
Silver Sponsor Hindawi Answers our Questions on Open Access Publishing and DOAJ

Paul Tavner, Head of Institutional Outreach at Hindawi, answers our questions. – Your organisation has been supporting DOAJ for some years now. Why is it important for Hindawi to support DOAJ? DOAJ is a crucial tool for authors when assessing open access journals. Its use is taught by librarians around the world as part of Open […] Read More...

Published Thu, 05 Jul 2018 at 08:38
SILVER SPONSOR DANISH AGENCY FOR SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION ANSWERS OUR QUESTIONS ON OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING AND DOAJ

Lotte Faurbæk and Hanne-Louise Kirkegaard from the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (Styrelsen for Forskning og Uddannelse) answer our questions. -Your organisation has been supporting DOAJ for some years now. Why is it important for the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education to support DOAJ? We regard DOAJ as an authoritative data source […] Read More...

Published Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at 09:40

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