Friday, December 15, 2006

DOAJ hits 2500

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (www.doaj.org) has reached a notable milestone. According to an announcement released on December 15, 2006
(www.doaj.org/doaj?func=loadTempl&templ=061215), there are now 2500 OA journals in the DOAJ, with OA journals being defined as "quality controlled scientific and scholarly electronic journals that are freely available on the web". The number of DOAJ OA journals has grown steadily; 1.5 additions a day has been quoted as an average and approximately 500 journals have been added (so far) in calendar 2006.

Congratulations to the DOAJ!

This post reflects my personal opinion only and does not represent the opinions or policy of the BC Electronic Library Network or the Simon Fraser University Library.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Important milestone. There are some other collections, boasting larger number of OA journals though. I have listed them here

Anonymous said...

Important milestone. There are some other collections, boasting larger number of OA journals though. I have listed them here

Sathya said...

Open J-Gate (www.openjgate.org) has the largest coverage of open access journals, as an A&I service to OA literature. It is worth your attention. The total number of articles indexed from 4,000+ Englinsh language journals in OA domain (both peer-reviewed and popular) exceeds a million.