Tag Archives: DOAJ

Use DOAJ as a search engine

(21 May 2018) Did you know about the search engine functionality in Chrome and other browsers? To get DOAJ search results while on any web page, you can set your browser’s search box to interface the DOAJ search engine and land on DOAJ’s search results page. This trick removes the need to first navigate to DOAJ […]


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ISSN and DOAJ: a renewed partnership

(22 February 2018) DOAJ is delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with ISSN. DOAJ is heavily reliant on issn.org (the ISSN database) as having a fully registered and confirmed ISSN is one of the first checks that the Editorial Team undertakes when considering applications. For DOAJ, obtaining an ISSN for a journal is […]


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DOAJ launches the DOAJ Best Practice Guide

DOAJ has launched the DOAJ Best Practice Guide (30 January 2018) The Guide is a web resource that provides selection criteria, resources and tools for the identification of reputable open access journals to support researchers, publishers and librarians in their search of best practice and transparency standards. It is also an attempt to collect discussions about open access to publications and its […]


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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 (15 January 2018) 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 […]


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Open Access Asia

(12 January 2018) Open Access is playing an important role in developing countries to give equal opportunities for access to necessary E-resources. Open Access has rapidly gained popularity in Europe and the USA, but by comparison its growth in Asia has been very slow. The open access situation in Asia is explored in a report […]


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New DOAJ Ambassadors in the Republic of Korea

(28 November 2017) Following training sessions last month in Seoul DOAJ has appointed three new Ambassadors and an honorary Ambassador in Korea. DOAJ has  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 start working on promoting DOAJ’s […]


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International coalition to help sustain DOAJ and its further development in the coming years

(9 November 2017) 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 […]


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Have parts of DOAJ metadata in your catalogue/discovery service/A-Z List changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely?

(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 […]


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Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

(17 August 2017) Important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have 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 of new applications that DOAJ currently receives […]


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New DOAJ promotional materials

(5 July 2017) DOAJ is often asked for materials to help librarians and open access advocates to spread the word about open access and DOAJ. You can now access, share, and use DOAJ’s  new promotional materials. Two flyers and a poster are a click away.


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DOAJ to remove approximately 3300 journals

(9 May 2016) Today DOAJ will remove approximately 3,300 journals for failure to submit a valid reapplication before the communicated deadline; a deadline which was extended twice to allow more time for reapplications. This batch removal is another step in DOAJ’s two year long project to increase the value and accuracy of the information provided […]


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OpenURL is now live on DOAJ

(27 Spril 2015) After a hiatus of a year and a half, OpenURL is now fully functional on DOAJ again, upgraded from Version 0.1 to Version 1. More here.


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Volunteer with DOAJ

(21 April 2015) DOAJ is looking for volunteers to help review journal applications. In addition to volunteers with English as a mother tongue, Chinese and Indonesian speakers are welcome. Read about the 18 different languages and how to apply.


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DOAJ to develop a metadata harvester and API

(16 April 2014) In May DOAJ we will be starting development of a metadata harvester and an API. The harvester will collect he PLoS metadata, doubling the DOAJ article count. The API will allow publishers to bulk upload their own article metadata without having to manually upload an XML file. For mega-publishers such as Redalyc, […]


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Twelve exciting and important developments due for release by DOAJ

(8 April 2015) DOAJ has a busy year ahead. Among the deliverables are openURL, a landing page for every article, structured metadata, Google Scholar compatibility, subject browser and shareable, stable URLs. These and several more developments are described in detail here.


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