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DOAJ’s open letter to SSHA communities about Plan S

The recently published Royal Historical Society (RHS) working paper on Plan S contains some errors about the role that DOAJ might play in Plan S certification. These misunderstandings are commonplace and we, the DOAJ Management Team, have seen them before in other responses to Plan S. They are disappointing but they are not surprising. The […] Read More...

Published Thu, 16 May 2019 at 07:15
Article uploads: the importance of an ISSN

This is a reminder that in February this year we tightened up procedures for article uploads. This includes checks that are carried out on uploads particularly ISSN, DOI, and full text URL information. This means that, whether uploading article XML to us or JSON via the API, the metadata must include the exact same ISSN […] Read More...

Published Wed, 15 May 2019 at 12:57
All University of California campuses commit to DOAJ

Ten institutions from the University of California – all ten campuses – commit €90,000 to DOAJ, the largest US consortium to support DOAJ via the SCOSS initiative so far. DOAJ is very pleased for the support received from the University of California towards a sustainable funding model promoted by SCOSS. Read More...

Published Fri, 26 Apr 2019 at 16:51
UK Jisc consortium commits 117,000 EUR to DOAJ

We are very happy to confirm that 29 institutions from the UK’s Jisc consortium commit €39,000 per year for 3 years to DOAJ via the SCOSS initiative. Thank you so much for your continued support!   Read More...

Published Fri, 26 Apr 2019 at 14:57
Swiss consortium pledges 216,000 Eur to DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO

We are delighted to announce that the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, comprising sixteen libraries and the Swiss National Science Foundation, is the third national consortium to commit to the SCOSS initiative. swissuniversities, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, contributes approximately 50% of the total costs in the framework of the Swiss National […] Read More...

Published Thu, 25 Apr 2019 at 10:34
We’ve added 2 new columns to the journal CSV.

In a series of enhancements to article metadata, we have released the third today.* If you are familiar with DOAJ metadata then you probably already know that you can download a CSV file which contains the journal-level metadata for all the journals in DOAJ. It is updated every 30 minutes and is probably one of the […] Read More...

Published Wed, 10 Apr 2019 at 07:10
Why do we ask applicants to wait 6 months before they apply again?

When we reject an application, the rejection email contains details about why the application was not successful and usually tells applicants that they must wait 6 months before submitting another application for the same journal to us. Why do we do this? One reason is that it is an attempt to discourage repeat applications, made […] Read More...

Published Mon, 08 Apr 2019 at 07:05
Full DOAJ data dump now available

“We’re going to a hackathon and would love to work with DOAJ’s data! Do you have a dump of all DOAJ data?” “Er, no. Sorry. I mean, we could get it for you but it will take a while. You could probably get it yourself if you know how to extract the JSON… When do […] Read More...

Published Fri, 05 Apr 2019 at 08:32
SILVER SPONSOR COPERNICUS PUBLICATIONS ANSWERS OUR QUESTIONS ON DOAJ AND OPEN ACCESS

Dr Xenia van Edig, Business Development, answers our questions. -Your organisation has been supporting DOAJ for a few years now. Why is it important for Digital Science to support DOAJ? As an information hub for all those interested in high-quality peer-reviewed open-access journals, the DOAJ is an extremely important platform. It is independent and committed […] Read More...

Published Thu, 07 Mar 2019 at 07:30
Quality of DOAJ listed journals

A recently published article on a comparison of blacklists and whitelists draws the conclusion that “In the DOAJ, more criteria relate to transparency of business and publishing practices rather than to the quality of peer review. This indicates a risk of falsely endorsing the legitimacy of a journal based on its transparent nature, while at […] Read More...

Published Mon, 25 Feb 2019 at 11:01
Feature: article upload enhancements

At DOAJ, we work hard to maintain a high level of recency and accuracy in our metadata. All of our metadata is freely available, in various formats, to those who want it. This means that any errors in it get distributed freely around the web. To reduce these and negate the knock-on effect, DOAJ works […] Read More...

Published Thu, 21 Feb 2019 at 09:52
¡Primera institución en Colombia en dar apoyo a DOAJ!

Estamos muy orgullosos de dar la bienvenida a la Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas como la primera institución colombiana en convertirse en miembro de DOAJ. Colombia es undécimo país en el mundo con más revistas académicas indexadas en DOAJ (325). Solo en 2018 añadimos 59 nuevas revistas y esperamos poder continuar con una relación […] Read More...

Published Thu, 14 Feb 2019 at 15:05
First Colombian University to Support DOAJ!

We are very happy to welcome Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas as the first institution from Colombia to become a DOAJ member. Colombia is the 11th country in the world with the most journals indexed in DOAJ (325). In 2018 we indexed 59 new journals in DOAJ and we hope we continue to have […] Read More...

Published Thu, 14 Feb 2019 at 15:03
RESOLVED: DOAJ IN READ-ONLY MODE 30th January

UPDATE: Our maintenance work completed successfully yesterday and read only mode for DOAJ has been disabled. All functions are working as normal. The DOAJ will be in read-only mode from 20:00 to 22:00 CET on Wednesday 30th January. This will affect usual functionality of DOAJ in four main areas. There may also be a brief […] Read More...

Published Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 08:51
First institution from the Middle East to support DOAJ!

We are very happy to be able to welcome King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the first institution from the Middle East to support DOAJ based on the recommedations of SCOSS (www.scoss.org). J. K. Vijayakumar (Vijay), Library Director says: “As a strong supporter of Open Access movement and as […] Read More...

Published Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 17:28
Large Scale Publisher Survey reveals Global Trends in Open Access Publishing

9th January 2019 – A survey of publishers with journals indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) has revealed surprising trends in the way that content is published; what types of organisations are publishing the content; on how publishing standards are being accepted globally; and geographical trends on the uptake of open access. The […] Read More...

Published Wed, 09 Jan 2019 at 08:12
Are you using an up-to-date version of DOAJ metadata? Apparently not.

Did you know that DOAJ’s metadata refreshes every hour? Given how many changes we, the DOAJ Team, make to the database on a weekly basis plus all the article metadata which is continuously being uploaded to us, the hourly update is absolutely necessary. DOAJ is seeing more use of its API than ever before (2018 […] Read More...

Published Tue, 08 Jan 2019 at 07:04
DOAJ Progress Report for 2018

A very Happy New Year to all our readers. We wish you all the best for 2019. It’s going to be an exciting year for DOAJ and for open access. Much of the work which you can read about below will come to fruition in 2019 , as well as new opportunities presenting themselves. With […] Read More...

Published Thu, 03 Jan 2019 at 12:53
Survey reveals need for good guidance about trustworthy places to publish research

19 December 2018 – A survey carried out by the Think. Check. Submit. initiative has revealed a strong demand from both researchers and librarians for guidance about where to publish and an appreciation of the services that the initiative offers. However, it also revealed a need for further educational resources and wider reach for the […] Read More...

Published Wed, 19 Dec 2018 at 10:00
DOAJ’s New Governance Model

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18th December 2018 DOAJ will implement a new governance model in 2019 which will see DOAJ financers having a role in the organisation’s Board and Council. All organisations funding DOAJ with €1500 or more will be eligible for nomination. In January 2019 DOAJ will inaugurate a new governance model providing the structure […] Read More...

Published Tue, 18 Dec 2018 at 14:26

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