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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Positive review of the DOAJ

Heather Morrison, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Charleston Advisor, January 2008.  A review.  From the conclusion:

The Directory of Open Access Journals is a significant resource. DOAJ has developed a well-deserved reputation for quality, and is the world’s most authoritative list of fully Open Access, peer-reviewed titles. The size of the title list in DOAJ is very impressive, and compares favorably with commercial options. DOAJ is growing dramatically. The service provided by DOAJ is so obviously important, and the membership fees such an incredible bargain, that it seems highly likely that ongoing economic security will be a reality for DOAJ in the not too distant future. Libraries, consortia, universities, and research centres should consider membership; vendors serving the library community are well advised to consider DOAJ membership or sponsorship.

Update. A self-archived copy of the article is on deposit at E-LIS.