We are very happy to welcome a number of Nordic research organizations as members of DOAJ.
These organizations maintain the Nordic list of authorized research publication channels. Several have open access policies and mandates in place and would like to pave the way for (new) open access journals to be visible in the directory.
“In three Nordic countries — Denmark, Finland and Norway — national lists of authorized research publication channels are used for indicators in the national performance-based research funding systems. Each country has significant running costs in maintaining and updating the bibliographic data in their databases. Sweden, Iceland and Faroe Islands do not have such a funding system but are planning to use similar lists.
The Nordic countries are therefore cooperating on a common registry of research publications channels. Although there are some policy differences between each country in how the lists are compiled and used – for example, the number of levels used in each country differs – collaboration on the underlying bibliographic data is both possible and desirable without the need to harmonize policy at all levels.”
The objectives of the Nordic collaboration on publication channels are:
- to reduce and share the burden of maintaining bibliographic data concerning publications channels,
- to improve and refine the data quality contained in each national database and provide for greater comparability,
- to facilitate and improve analysis of research output at national level and comparatively between Nordic countries.
The following stakeholders are cooperating in this project:
FI – Styrelsen för Forskning og Innovation, Uddanelses- og Forskningsministeriet (The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry for Education and Research)
TSV – Tieteellisten Seurain Valtuuskunta (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies)
OKM – Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö (Ministry of Education and Culture)
CSC – Tieteen tietotekniikan keskus (IT Center for Science)
NSD – Norsk senter for forskningsdata (Norwegian Centre for Research Data)
VR – Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council)
KB – Kungliga biblioteket (The National Library)
RANNIS – Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands (The Icelandic Centre for Research)
Nordic level – NordForsk
Read more about the Nordic cooperation on research publications: https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/Forside?request_locale=en