DOAJ reaches new milestones

We have just completed the transition to a new environment and launched a new platform with integrated functionality for sharing, exporting and enhanced search/browse functionality: at the article level, search results can be filtered by language and publication year and by license and publication fee; at the journal level, you can filter by subject, by country, by license and by publication fees. These facets will be developed further in the months to come. (Read more about our enhancements on our home page.)

We are also very proud to announce that the DOAJ has reached two important milestones:

  1. For the first time since launch in 2003, more than 50% of the journals are providing metadata at article level. We will continue to work with the 2000+ publishers to increase this figure.
  2. More than 1 million articles are now searchable in DOAJ which means more than 1 million article-level metadata entries are available for harvesting! We expect this figure to increase significantly in the months to come.

We continue to work with key stakeholders to agree on and implement new, tighter criteria for the inclusion of journals in the DOAJ: critieria that will address issues of quality and openness, as well as other kinds of information about the journals.

We are very excited about these developments and we are grateful for the continued support from the community. We always need more support so we can continue to provide a better service, so please considerSupporting the DOAJ.

For more information, please contact Lars Bjørnshauge or Dom Mitchell.

The Directory of Open Access Journals is provided by IS4OA in cooperation with SemperTool.

The DOAJ Team