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Danish Open Access journals and Directory of Open Access Journals

A number of university libraries collaborate with the Directory of Open Access Journals to promote the representation of Danish journals in the database.

Copenhagen Business School, Aalborg University and Det Kgl. Bibliotek's university libraries - Aarhus University Library, Copenhagen University Library and Roskilde University Library - collaborate with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) to promote Open Access journals in Denmark. Admission to DOAJ shows that your journal meets a number of criteria (see which criteria on this page), while your journal will achieve increased visibility.

How do you get your journal admitted?

If you want to have your journal indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, make sure that your journal meets DOAJ's basic conditions. If your journal meets all the requirements, we recommend that you read our letter of intent before applying for admission.

    Five good reasons to get your journal admitted into DOAJ

    The Directory of Open Access Journals is one of the world's most influential Open Access services and has advocated 'best practice' and high standards in Open Access. By having your journal indexed in DOAJ, it provides the opportunity for greater prestige and a more prominent position within its field.

    The basic criteria for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals are both an accepted and recognised way of measuring whether an Open Access journal follows the standards of academic publishing. Through the admission criteria, the journal will get help adapting to a number of ethical and quality standards, which will make it a more attractive publishing channel.

    In order to obtain Open Access funding support, it is often a requirement that the applicant publish in journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Indexing in DOAJ ensures that your journal complies with the applicable rules for several international initiatives.

    Via the Directory of Open Access Journals, metadata from a journal article is distributed to all major RSS readers as well as the many research organisations and university libraries that use DOAJ's widgets, RSS feeds, API (Application Programming Interface) and other services. Indexing in DOAJ increases the visibility of search engines like Google, and it typically generates three times as much traffic to a journal's web page and increases the exposure of the published content.

    DOAJ is the largest Open Access journal database and contains journals from many different countries. DOAJ has built a global editorial team through a network of 'managing editors', ambassadors and volunteers, who do everything they can to provide support locally, and who also guarantee that information about the indexed journals is displayed worldwide.

    Read about the basic conditions for admission in DOAJ's application guide.

    The guide will also help you through the initial phase of the application to have your journal admitted to DOAJ.

    You need to register and fill out an online form with the basic data of your journal.

    The web form is in English. If you need a Danish language version of the basic conditions, you will find it here.

    If you need to see an example of a completed application, you can see one here.

    Read about the goal in the collaboration between Det Kgl. Bibliotek and DOAJ in “State of Intent ” (in English).

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