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!
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