What is Directory of Open Access Journals?

Read more about the database Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

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About DOAJ

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a database that indexes and promotes high-quality peer-reviewed Open Access journals from around the world. DOAJ sees 'Open Access' as the only sustainable model for future academic publishing. The primary purpose of the database is to increase the visibility and reputation of peer-reviewed Open Access journals. Admission to DOAJ is a hallmark of quality in itself and an opportunity to increase awareness of the journal.

Support for DOAJ with a focus on Open Access

The DOAJ database is financially supported by libraries, publishers and other similar organisations. The organisations that support DOAJ demonstrate a commitment to Open Access and the infrastructure that supports Open Access.

DOAJ is a co-author of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, which form the basis of DOAJ's basic conditions that journals must meet before being included in the database.

How to submit your journal in DOAJ

A guide to applying for indexing in the database can be found on DOAJ's website. There you can read more about how to submit your journal in relation to DOAJ's criteria, and the guide makes it easy for you to send your application after you have worked with the criteria.