OASPA Open Access License Types

“The charts show numbers of articles published in fully OA journals (left), and OA articles in hybrid journals (right), color-coded by license type. The most permissive licenses are at the bottom (CC BY), through to least permissive at the top, except for the tiny amount of CC0.

The volume of publications from OASPA continues to grow. Just under 4M articles were published by members in the period 2000-2021.
Just under 1M of the cumulative total were published in 2021, representing a growth of around 46% over the previous year and around one quarter of total recorded output.
The total number of articles reported by members has more than doubled since 2018, and grown around 20x over the last decade.
Publications in fully OA journals continue to dominate output, at around 4x that in hybrid.
CC BY licenses (Creative Commons attribution only) dominate. They account for almost three quarters of members’ total output, and for 81% of their output in fully OA journals….”

A Short Introduction to DOAJ

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) was founded by Lars Bjørnshauge in 2003; the current managing director is Joanna Ball. A cornerstone in the global Open Science landscape, DOAJ currently lists more than 18,000 peer-reviewed, strictly open access journals (Gold or Diamond). Dominic Mitchell, who has worked for DOAJ for the last ten years, explains how the indexing process is managed by a combination of volunteers and salaried staff like himself, how they work to exclude predatory journals from the list, and how DOAJ is financed. Furthermore, DOAJ is involved in several collaborative projects promoting high-quality scholarly publishing, including The Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (4th ed., 2022).

Adoption of Creative Commons Licences for the Maximum Utilisation of e-Resource: A Use Case of Open Access Journals Indexed in DOAJ: The Serials Librarian: Vol 0, No 0

Abstract:  The present study aims to investigate the trend and growth of Open Access (OA) journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) portal. The authors found that there are 17,379 indexed journals in 80 languages from 130 countries covering all fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The study presents findings on the contribution to DOAJ by subjects, country, DOAJ seal, article processing charges (APC), and author publishing rights. The study found that medicine journals were highest in this portal and the majority of contributions came from Indonesia. It was also found that the majority of the journals allow the author to hold publishing rights and only 8% of OA journals received the DOAJ seal. The maximum numbers of OA journals have Creative Commons Attribution licences and the highest APC is Rs. 3,97,985. DOAJ is the main source of information in facilitating organized access to OA literature. It is recommended to raise a DOAJ special seal for practicing extra high-level commitment to OA publications.

 

Vacancy: Managing Editor(s) – freelance – DOAJ News Service

“We are looking for freelance Managing Editor(s) to join our global team of editors who are responsible for the review of journals applying for inclusion in DOAJ. The positions are full- or part-time, up to 35 hours per week, working remotely; the number of hours will be agreed upon on an individual basis….”

Coverage of DOAJ journals’ citations through OpenCitations – Protocol

Abstract:  This is the protocol for the research of the coverage of DOAJ journals’ citations through OpenCitations.

Our goal is to find out:

about the coverage of articles from open access journals in DOAJ journals as citing and cited articles,

how many citations do DOAJ journals receive and do, and how many of these citations involve open access articles as both citing and cited entities,

as well as the presence of trends over time of the availability of citations involving articles published in open access journals in DOAJ journals.

Our research focuses on DOAJ journals exclusively, using OpenCitations as a tool. Previous research has been made on open citations using COCI (Heibi, Peroni & Shotton 2019), and on DOAJ journals’ citations (Saadat and Shabani 2012), paving the grounds for our present analysis.

 

After careful considerations on the best way to retrieve data from DOAJ and OpenCitations, we opted for downloading the public data dumps. Using the API resulted in a way too long running time, and the same problem arose for using the SPARQL endpoint of OpenCitations.

A short introduction to DOAJ by Open Science Talk podcast

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) was founded by Lars Bjørnshauge in 2003; the current managing director is Joanna Ball. A cornerstone in the global Open Science landscape, DOAJ currently lists more than 18,000 peer-reviewed, strictly open access journals (Gold or Diamond). Dominic Mitchell, who has worked for DOAJ for the last ten years, explains how the indexing process is managed by a combination of volunteers and salaried staff like himself, how they work to exclude predatory journals from the list, and how DOAJ is financed. Furthermore, DOAJ is involved in several collaborative projects promoting high-quality scholarly publishing, including The Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (4th ed., 2022).

Role of DOAJ in Promoting Open Access in India

Abstract:  The Open Access (OA) movement supports online access to scholarly publications, eliminates financial and legal restrictions, and supports the dissemination of knowledge. Open access is not a new concept for Indian researchers. Still, there is some gap in the open access movement in India. Open access journals are growing in India, but many are questionable publications, and researchers are sending their papers to such journals. Many times, researchers are not able to identify the correct journal for their paper publication. The major goal of this study is to evaluate the role of DOAJ in the corpus of knowledge made by scholarly publications published between 2003 and 2022. Worldwide recognized database DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was analyzed for this research study. Open access publishing demonstrates how the world of knowledge is  dynamic. India has significantly contributed to the growth of knowledge with its 326 open access journals. DOAJ ambassador and other OA advocates are also trying for promoting open access in India.

GOA8: Decisions and preliminary schedule « Walt at Random

“Here’s where things stand with regard to Gold Open Access 2017-2022:

Decisions

I will be using fees from DOAJ where that seems appropriate, based on fee code for last year and other factors. (Usually decided publisher-by-publisher; some big publishers provide spreadsheets with fees, which I’ll use.)
I will be using counts from DOAJ where that seems appropriate, based on availability of counts and consistency with previous data.
There will be a new CC column for count codes, e.g. d (DOAJ), f (pattern find), w (provided on website), e (estimate–rarely if ever used)
Unless things go more smoothly than expected (see below), malware sites will only be checked twice (and sites that had malware in GOA7 will only be checked once)
Final decision on Country book won’t be made until later, but given the underwhelming usage and interest, it may not happen….”

VACANCY: Community Manager, DOAJ – freelance – DOAJ News Service

“We are looking for a freelance Community Manager to join our team to manage stakeholder engagement and community-building across the organisation. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 30 hours per week. 

The right candidate for this position believes that research should be and can be inclusive and available to everyone, regardless of gender, social or economic status, geographic location, ethnicity, or race. …”

 

Open Access Journals in Mathematics: A Study based on Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Abstract:  This study aims to perform a quantitative analysis of open access journals in the field of Mathematics that are included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), an index that includes more than 18,206 peer-reviewed journals in all fields of knowledge published by 130 nations in 80 languages. According to the survey, 228 journals, or 1.25 percent, publish articles relating to Mathematics out of the 18,206 open access journals that the DOAJ indexes as of September 19, 2022. The Indonesia 35(15.35%) and United Kingdom 30(13.16%) are the top two countries publishing the most open access  journals  in  Mathematics.  Out  of  228  journals,  192  (84.21%)  are  published  in  the  English language.  Journals  adhere  to  Creative  Common  licencing  in  260  (97.94%)  of  cases. While  128 journals  (56.14%)  limit  the  authors’  ability  to  hold  full  copyright,  100  journals  (43.86%)  do  not. Publishers  of  open  access  journals  in  Mathematics  favoured‘Blind  Peer  Review’  as  125  journals (54.82%) followed this system followed by ‘Double Blind peer review’ by 65 journals (28.51%), ‘Peer review’ by 34 journals (14.91%). Open peer review” wasfollowed by each 4 journals (1.75%).

DOAJ commits to the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI) | DOAJ News Service

This is a post by our Managing Director, Joanna Ball.

DOAJ is proud to be a community-driven infrastructure. It is one of the most well-established open infrastructures, having grown and developed considerably since its founding by Lars Bjørnshauge in 2003. Its criteria have been adopted as an unofficial gold standard in Open Access journal publishing across the community. 

I am pleased to share the news that we are committing to the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI). The principles align with our core values, mission and identity as an open, global and trusted infrastructure.

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Indian Contribution to Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): An Overview

Abstract:  This paper gives an overview of open access publications in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The publication covers the indexed journal from India in DOAJ. Data was collected from the DOAJ website in August 2021. The result explained that 319 journals are published in India in 7 different languages. This study presents the year-wise journal publication from India with a start from 2003. Creative Commons license or similar license being used to publish the journal, almost 98% of journals use any of Creative Commons license.

Open Access Journals of Political Science Available In DOAJ: A Study

Abstract:  The study deals with the “Open Access Journals available in Political Science in the  Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). It is the most recognized and authoritative list of scholarly open access journals in Political Science in DOAJ. Subject-wise, country-wise, Publisher wise, and language-wise data was collected. The data is based on open access journal available in Political science in the DOAJ. The data was collected from 2018 to 2020. Political science journals were selected from the official website of the DOAJ database  (http://www.doaj.org).

 

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing – OASPA

“The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organisations that have seen an increase in the number, and broad range in the quality, of membership applications. Our organisations have collaborated to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications and to clarify that these principles form the basis of the criteria by which suitability for membership is assessed by COPE, DOAJ and OASPA, and part of the criteria on which membership applications are evaluated by WAME. Each organisation also has their own, additional criteria which are used when evaluating applications. The organisations will not share lists of or journals that failed to demonstrate that they met the criteria for transparency and best practice.

This is the third version of a work in progress (published January 2018); the first version was made available by OASPA in December 2013 and a second version in June 2015. We encourage its wide dissemination and continue to welcome feedback on the general principles and the specific criteria. Background on the organisations is below….”