“Enago, the leader in editing and publication support services, today announced the worldwide release of Open Access Journal Finder (OAJF) that aims at enabling research scholars to find open access journals relevant to their manuscript. OAJF uses a validated journal index provided by Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – the most trusted non-predatory open access journal directory. The free journal finder indexes over 10,700 pre-vetted journals and allows researchers to compare their paper with over 2.7 million articles and counting. Seeing the positive response in the initial pilot stage, OAJF has also been rolled out in languages other than English, primarily Chinese, Japanese, and Korean….”
“The Enago Open Access Journal Finder enables you to find quality open access journals that are pre-vetted to protect you from predatory publishers. This free journal finder solves common issues on predatory journals, journal authenticity, and article processing fees by utilizing a validated journal index provided by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Enago’s proprietary search algorithm helps you shortlist journals that are most relevant to your manuscript and research objectives, thus giving you the best chance of publication.”
A November 2017 study found that “limiting our search to all ‘articles’ and ‘reviews’ published between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2012. … only 43% of primary scientific articles and 50% of review papers relating to coral dominated MPAs [marine protected areas] were freely accessible to decision makers” but didn’t seem to be aware that “SCOPUS only has 29.18% coverage of the DOAJ Open Access titles.”
“SCOSS (The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) recommended to their member institutions to support DOAJ with funding that will enable DOAJ to move towards a new crowdfunding effort and away from its incremental annual contribution system. Under the new model organisations will work towards sustaining DOAJ for the coming 3 years, giving it more stability for the mid-term. This will enable DOAJ to develop a fully comprehensive, longer term development plan for its systems and services….”
“Open Access has rapidly gained popularity in Europe and the USA, but by comparison its growth in Asia has been very slow.
The situation in Asia is explored in a report published by Asia OA, a forum hosted by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). This report analysed the status of Open Access publishing in sixteen countries in Asia. The major finding was that all countries studied are already adopting Open Access policies, but that they lack the organised efforts and support to make Open Access successful in each country.
As an ambassador of DOAJ in India, and living in the Asian continent, I have decided to do research on Open Access development in Asia. Just a simple Google search (country name + open access) gave me the following indication about the state of Open Access in each country….”
“Total number of OA journals listed [in the DOAJ] today = 10,567…
Here’s the breakdown by CC license, in descending order from the most popular:
CC-BY = 4,633 = 43.8%
CC-BY-NC-ND = 2,361 = 22.3%
CC-BY-NC = 1,768 = 16.7%
CC-BY-NC-SA = 677 = 6.4%
CC-BY-SA = 585 = 5.5%
CC-BY-ND = 94 = 0.8%
Total with CC licenses = 10,024 = 94.8%
Total without CC licenses = 543 = 5.1%…”
“Infrastructure Services for Open Access C.I.C. (is4oa) is a Community Interest Company based in the United Kingdom….
The company’s activities will provide benefit to the global community of users of openly accessible research publications and data.
During the recent decade research results (publications) have increasingly been published in journals using an Open Access model which is different to the existing dominant model based on subscriptions (reader pays). However Open Access publications are not always easy to discover and locate.
The activities of our company will facilitate easy access to Open Access resources by providing a free-to-use discovery service for all users and a means to enable libraries to integrate Open Access publications in their services (library catalogues, web-portals etc.)
Founded by Dr. Alma Swan and Dr. Caroline Sutton….”