Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Monday, May 12, 2003

Today is the official launch of the Lund Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Users may browse for journals by discipline or search by journal name. This fall they will be able to search full-text at the article level. The DOAJ database supports metadata records for library catalogs, and even makes its own metadata OAI-compliant, which should further enhance the visibility of these OA journals. The launch edition covers about 350 journals, but it welcomes suggestions for other journals to include. The DOAJ is supported by the Lund University Libraries, the Open Society Institute, and SPARC.