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¡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
RESOLVED: DOAJ in read-only mode 18th-20th December

Our maintenance work completed successfully yesterday and read only mode for DOAJ has been disabled. All functions are working as normal. From 8pm (UK/UTC) on 18th December until 8pm on 20th December (UK/UTC) DOAJ will be in read-only mode for essential maintenance. This will affect usual functionality of the DOAJ site in four main areas: […] Read More...

Published Fri, 07 Dec 2018 at 13:18
Université de Lorraine, the first French institution to provide sustainable funding based on SCOSS recommendations

We are very happy to be able to announce Université de Lorraine as the first French institution to join our growing list of institutions who have committed to provide sustainable funding to DOAJ for a period of three years as recommended by SCOSS. Frédéric Villiéras, vice-provost for research at Université de Lorraine says: “We are […] Read More...

Published Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 14:55
¿Qué es el DOAJ?

El DOAJ es un directorio en línea comisariado por la comunidad que indexa y proporciona acceso a revistas académicas de alta calidad, de acceso abierto y revisadas por pares. El DOAJ es independiente. Toda la financiación se realiza a través de donaciones, el 40% de las cuales provienen de patrocinadores y el 60% de editoriales […] Read More...

Published Fri, 09 Nov 2018 at 16:22
El DOAJ, independencia y la importancia de la imparcialidad

El DOAJ recibe regularmente preguntas y, a veces, quejas de bibliotecas, consorcios de bibliotecas y otras instituciones académicas sobre el papel que desempeñan en el DOAJ las editoriales académicas tradicionales. Un error común es que el DOAJ es propiedad de estas organizaciones, o está totalmente subvencionado por ellas, y que el DOAJ sólo beneficia a […] Read More...

Published Wed, 07 Nov 2018 at 11:14
DOAJ, Independence and the Importance of Impartiality

DOAJ receives regularly questions and, sometimes, complaints from libraries, library consortia and other academic institutions about the role which publishers—by “publishers” I mean the traditional publishing organisations in academic publishing—play in DOAJ. A common misconception is that DOAJ is owned by, or wholly subsidised by these organisations and that DOAJ is only of benefit to […] Read More...

Published Wed, 07 Nov 2018 at 11:14
Copyright and Licensing – Part 4

This is the fourth post in a series, by our Editor-in-Chief Tom Olijhoek, which focusses on the details of copyright and licensing, how they are applied to works and which options and best practices DOAJ recommends. You can read all 4 installments in this series here. We also have a help page dedicated to Copyright […] Read More...

Published Tue, 30 Oct 2018 at 14:14
WANTED Turkish and Farsi/Persian speakers: a call for volunteer DOAJ Associate Editors

UPDATE: Applications are now closed. DOAJ has a network of 130 skilled volunteers who spend a few hours a week processing new journal applications for us. Would you like to join us? We are now recruiting volunteers who understand Farsi and/or Turkish. (You do not have to be a native speaker.) You must also be proficient […] Read More...

Published Thu, 18 Oct 2018 at 08:33
’10 web design features that are now browser history’ – or, at least, they should be.

A great blog post from the summer, published on the DataSalon blog and written by Jon Monday, caught our attention recently. Written in celebration of 25 years of the World Wide Web, the blog post looks ‘back on some design features from the early days of the Web’ which have been consigned to “browser history”. […] Read More...

Published Tue, 16 Oct 2018 at 12:21
Sponsorship model and pricing for 2019

Last year, we launched our new sponsorship model. This was after feedback from existing sponsors that we needed to be clearer about the benefits and costs of sponsorship. For 2019, after feedback from users, we will no longer be displaying sponsors on our homepage. This will help our homepage to render better on smaller screens. […] Read More...

Published Mon, 08 Oct 2018 at 13:22
Infrastructure and why sustainable funding so important to services like DOAJ

You can’t run a service like DOAJ on a shoestring, or fund it on a hand-to-mouth basis, which is how DOAJ has been funded until last year, so large amounts of sustained funding are really crucial to the database’s security, stability, scalability and, ultimately, survival. Last month, DOAJ came under attack and the whole process […] Read More...

Published Mon, 01 Oct 2018 at 07:20
Are we overestimating the problem of “predatory” publishing?

In order to unravel the unjustified association of open access with bad or even predatory publishing Tom Olijhoek and Jon Tennant wrote this blog post, recently published in the LSE Impact Blog. Last summer an international association of investigative journalists launched a massive media offensive on the problem of predatory publishing in science. The data shown […] Read More...

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2018 at 07:58

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