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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

DOAJ membership program

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has launched a membership program.  See today's press release.  From the site:

Thanks to funding from Open Society Institute, The Royal Library of Sweden, SPARC, SPARC Europe and Axiell we have been able to operate, extend and improve the DOAJ over the last 3 years making the DOAJ the authoritative listing of peer-reviewed scholarly open access journals.

We need your support for the continuing operation and development of the DOAJ. In order to create a sustainable financial foundation for the continuing development and operation of DOAJ we now launch a membership program allowing individuals, universities, research centers, libraries, library organisation, library consortia, aggregators and other organisations to contribute.

Statement from Peter Suber in support of the membership program:

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is used by faculty around the world to find peer-reviewed journals where they can submit their work, as well as to find journals where they will have open access to the peer-reviewed research of colleagues. In these ways, the DOAJ enhances the value of open-access literature and helps connect authors and readers. Every institution that supports open access, or researchers who support open access, should support the DOAJ. I hope you will consider joining its membership program.

DOAJ Membership Benefits

  • Acknowledgement as a DOAJ Member on the DOAJ Membership Pages, including link to your/your institutions/your company's homepage.
  • Access to the list of recently added titles
  • Subscription to e-mail list for DOAJ members
  • Access to list of removed titles
  • The right to use the DOAJ membership in marketing activities....

PS:  I said it and I meant it.  We need the DOAJ.  Please ask your institution to help.