“In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals.”
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is proud to announce that it is now listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
DOAJ states its aims:
“The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals. “
The selection criteria is as follows:
- Subject: all scientific and scholarly subjects are covered
- Types of resource: scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.
- Acceptable sources: academic, government, commercial, non-profit private sources are all acceptable.
- Level: the target group for included journals should primarily be researchers.
- Content: a substantive part of the journal should consist of research papers. All content should be available in full text.
- All languages
- All content freely available.
- Registration: Free user registration online is acceptable.
- Open Access without delay (e.g. no embargo period).
Quality: For a journal to be included it should exercise quality control on submitted papers through an editor, editorial board and/or a peer-review system.
Periodical: The journal must have an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number, for information see http://www.issn.org). Online journals must have an eISSN.”
Discover more about the Directory of Open Access Journals here.