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    • Include the ISSN of the journal when you email us.
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    • For broken links in articles, include the journal’s ISSN, title and the title of the article.
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I know a journal which should be in DOAJ but isn’t. What should I do?

Contact the journal and ask them to submit an application. You can also send us the details of the journal—title and ISSN—and we will contact them.

The journal I am looking for isn’t in DOAJ. Why?

Maybe the journal hasn’t applied to us or its application is still in progress. Maybe the journal was removed from DOAJ.

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