Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

What is it?

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a website that lists Open Access journals. It is maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access (IS4OA). The project defines open access journals as scientific and scholarly journals that meet high quality standards by exercising peer review or editorial quality control and "use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access." 

The Budapest Open Access Initiative's definition of Open Access is used to define required rights given to users, for the journal to be included in the DOAJ, as the rights to 

read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.

What´s it used for?

Primarily it is used to identify open access journal titles. Approximately 40 percent of them are searchable at the article level. Articles are searchable by article author or title, ISSN, journal title, abstract, or keywords.

The aim of DOAJ is to:

increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

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