Tag Archives: DOAJ

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Have parts of DOAJ metadata in your catalogue/discovery service/A-Z List changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely?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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DOAJ making improvements to data, UI and discoverability

(8 April 2015) By the end of April, DOAJ will have released 10 new upgrades or developments that we are working. These will cover the following areas: - reinstating OpenURL - giving every article its own landing page - structured metadata and Google Scholar compatibility - improved OAI-PMH - upgraded facets for searching and filtering […]


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DOAJ introduces new standards to help community address quality concerns

(March 2015) After all the hard work that scholars put into their research, they are eager to have the papers reporting on their work widely read.  Many understand that publishing their article in an open access journal provides them with the opportunity to reach the widest possible audience.  However, lingering concerns about the quality of […]


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Who’s Afraid of Peer Review? DOAJ responds

(18 October 2013) Two weeks ago today DOAJ published an initial response to the John Bohannon ‘sting’ article published in Science Magazine. (See here).    The response came a day after the article’s embargo broke, while Twitter, blogs and news sites were excitedly discussing the article’s implications, the shortcomings of its methodology and the failings. Now […]


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