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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...

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at 10:32
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...

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 at 09:16
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...

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...

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 at 15:23
ScienceOpen and DOAJ combine efforts to make scholarly publishing more visible

Guidelines for free indexing applicants Publishing can be a big, expensive business, or it can be done on a small scale by research communities themselves – by researchers for researchers. For very narrow topics and small communities it can make sense to just do it yourself and there are wide range of journals that offer […]

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 at 11:52
DOAJ EDITORS ON THE EFFECTS OF THE NEW DOAJ CRITERIA

This is a guest post by Andrea Marchitelli, Paola Galimberti and Andrea Bollini, who write about their experience of being DOAJ editors and their published paper: “Helping journals to improve their publishing standards: a data analysis of DOAJ new criteria effects” After DOAJ implemented new criteria for inclusion of open access journals and invited all […] Read More...

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at 08:21
Continued support from Austria to DOAJ

We are happy to announce that Austria is continuing its strong support to DOAJ. As we informed last year universities, research centers, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) decided to support the work we do, generating more than € 30,000 to DOAJ. We are extremely grateful […] Read More...

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 at 10:20
CHALLENGES OF THE LATIN AMERICAN OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING MODEL

This is a guest post by Ivonne Lujano, DOAJ Ambassador, Latin America   A current search in the DOAJ database reveals that there are 916 journals from Latin America and the Caribbean that have been accepted after the implementation of stricter DOAJ criteria in March 2014. This represents approximately 16% of the journals that have gone […] Read More...

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 at 16:00
The DOAJ Ambassadors’ biographies

As promised in my post presenting the 15 Ambassadors , here are their biographies. Kamel Belhamel, Region: North Africa Kamel holds a PhD from the University of Setif (Algeria) in Chemical Process Engineering. He is now Professor of Chemistry at University of Bejaia,  Director of the Laboratory of Organic Materials and Editor in chief of […] Read More...

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at 19:16
UPDATE ON REAPPLICATIONS AND NEW APPLICATIONS

In March 2014 DOAJ implemented much more detailed criteria for listing, which enabled DOAJ to provide granular information enabling universities, research funders and governments to check journals for compliance with Open Access policy and mandate requirements.    This led to a reapplication process that was a necessary step towards ensuring that all journals in DOAJ […] Read More...

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 at 11:53
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS IN SPAIN

This is a guest post by Miguel Navas, member of AccesoAbierto research group and Librarian at the Catalan Government in Barcelona, Spain. According to Ulrich’s data 1, Spain is in tenth position in scholarly journal production, with  2.5% of the titles worldwide. The United States alone accounts for 21%, and nearly one third of journals are […] Read More...

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 at 14:07
SCIENCE OPEN INTERVIEWS OUR AMBASSADOR KAMEL BELHAMEL

We are very happy to announce that our DOAJ Ambassador Kamel Belhamel was interviewed this month by Science Open as part of the very successful Open Science series of interviews. Jon Tennant, from Science Open, chats with Prof Belhamel about his thoughts regarding open access, his role at DOAJ, and the state of scholarly communication in North Africa. “I […] Read More...

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 at 17:11
The DOAJ Team is expanding!

I am very happy to announce that the DOAJ Team has expanded. We welcome to the team Ilaria Flava, based in Rome, Italy, and Clara Armengou, based in Barcelona, Spain. Ilaria joins us as Managing Editor and will assist with the monitoring of our editorial groups, the processing of applications and communicating final decisions to […] Read More...

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 at 09:52
Open Access Journals Strategy in Algeria

This is a guest post by Kamel Belhamel, DOAJ Ambassador, North Africa The importance of Open Access (OA) was recently recognised by Algerian scientists, libraries and publishers. Until recently, Algerian researchers preferred to publish their papers in European journals with an impact factor, in order to achieve certain personal goals (e.g. better career opportunities and […] Read More...

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 at 15:49
It’s soon upon us: the Ninth Open Access Week

It’s soon upon us! The ninth Open Access Week. This year, the theme is Open in Action, about taking ‘concrete steps to make … work more openly available and encourag[ing] others to do the same’. The theme corresponds nicely with our IDRC-funded Ambassador project where we have Ambassadors working around the world to promote the […] Read More...

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 at 12:29
Policy updates: open access statement and user registration

Open Access Statement Until recently, DOAJ has insisted that journals state very clearly on their web site a full and detailed open access statement, preferably one that follows closely the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition. From 8th September, DOAJ will accept a short open access statement—even as short as ‘This journal is open access.’—but ONLY […] Read More...

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 at 14:43
Presenting the DOAJ Ambassadors

Further to our announcement of the start of our IDRC-funded project focussing on the improvement of open access journals in the global south, I am delighted to present to you the list of 15 DOAJ Ambassadors. These Ambassadors will be working on behalf of DOAJ until April 2017 and will be operating in 11 regions […] Read More...

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 at 13:21
Two new vacancies

DOAJ is looking for two candidates to provide temporary cover for a Managing Editor and our Community Manager. If you are based in Europe and are free to work up to 30 hours a week then please read these announcements: Managing Editor (immediate start) – APPLICATIONS CLOSED Community Manager (October start) – APPLICATIONS CLOSED Any […] Read More...

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 at 08:55
Walt Crawford updates his analysis of DOAJ data

Walt Crawford is prolific! As if his first tranche of mega-analysis wasn’t enough work for him, he has released an update to The Gold Open Access Landscape 2011-2014, which I wrote about previously, that includes an initial analysis of the journals that were removed from DOAJ at the shut-down of the Reapplication project.* He completed […] Read More...

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 at 07:57
The Redalyc JATS project strides towards standardisation.

Every now and then we hear news that is music to our ears and this time its news from Redalyc who have recently announced their project to transition their journals to the JATS XML format. The decision to make the transition was taken last year and on August 29th Redalyc will be launching their new […] Read More...

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at 06:39

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