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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Review of DOAJ

Péter Jacsó, DOAJ — Directory of Open Access Journals, Péter's Digital Reference Shelf, December 2009.

The DOAJ database, with bibliographic information about nearly 5,000 open-access journals, offers more than its name implies, by virtue of also having searchable traditional bibliographic data, keywords and abstracts for 331,000 articles of 1,725 open-access scholarly journals. The software offers good browsing options for the journal records, but the search and output features should be enhanced. Adding records about journals with delayed open access (of 6-12 months moratorium) would significantly enhance this excellent database. ...