The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was launched in 2003 with 300 open access journals. Today, this independent database contains over 15 000 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Open access journals from all countries and in all languages are welcome to apply for inclusion.
DOAJ is financially supported by many libraries, publishers and other like-minded organisations. Supporting DOAJ demonstrates a firm commitment to open access and the infrastructure that supports it.
DOAJ is a co-author to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing that provide the basis of the DOAJ basic criteria for inclusion.
DOAJ is an independent non-profit organisation managed by Infrastructure Services for Open Access C.I.C. (IS4OA), a community interest company based in the United Kingdom. DOAJ relies entirely on the voluntary donations of its supporters and sponsors. Neither DOAJ or IS4OA receives grants or funding from any other source.
DOAJ has an Advisory Board and Council, the members of which carry out their duties voluntarily.
DOAJ has the support of over 100 voluntary editorial staff who help us to review applications for journals to be indexed. All volunteers are bound by an agreement and must declare any conflicts of interest.
DOAJ has a global network of Ambassadors who promote open access and best practice in their regions. Our Ambassadors are also bound by an agreement and must declare all conflicts of interest.