(25 September 2017) DOAJ has received several messages 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 seeing a 404 message. On DOAJ itself, users are noticing that the article content included in DOAJ is much changed and reduced. Why is this?
Hopefully it is old news to you now that DOAJ has been undertaking its Reapplication project. Over the last 6 months, the DOAJ Team has made a final, huge push to process all the reapplications. This project is so very nearly complete. Because some of the reapplications did not pass the new standards it means that the range of journals in DOAJ has changed considerably; very quickly over a relatively short period of time. Administrators are encouraged to re-index / update / download again the DOAJ article metadata offering—via OAI-PMH, or the DOAJ API—so that your catalogues have the most up-to-date version of the index.
Read the full announcement here.