The Reapplications project is officially complete.

DOAJ is very pleased to announce that its Reapplications project, which started in January 2015, is officially complete. Although the last reapplication was processed by the DOAJ Editorial Team at the end of October, some tidying-up remained to be done: a few discontinued journals; a few which had changed title; and a few for which […]

UPDATE ON REAPPLICATIONS AND NEW APPLICATIONS

In March 2014 DOAJ implemented much more detailed criteria for listing, which enabled DOAJ to provide granular information enabling universities, research funders and governments to check journals for compliance with Open Access policy and mandate requirements.    This led to a reapplication process that was a necessary step towards ensuring that all journals in DOAJ […]

Final call! Journal reapplications to DOAJ close 31 March

The extended deadline for journals to reapply for listing in DOAJ closes on Thursday 31 March 2016 at midnight UK time (GMT+1). All journals that were accepted into DOAJ before March 2014 must reapply to remain indexed in the Directory. Journals that do not reapply will be removed from our list. Don’t delay – please […]

Reapplications are open. Have you submitted yours yet?

Just a reminder that reapplications are open and that you must submit your reapplication(s) before the end of 2015. Failure to do so, will result in your journal being removed from DOAJ. The reapplications are coming in fast. BioMed Central just submitted 220 in one go! Great work BMC. We recently sent out a first […]

Update on our reapplication process

I just read a great post in the Digital Commons’ DC Telegraph which has prompted me to write a little update of where we are with the reapplication process that we have been speaking about—that is, the process where all existing journals in DOAJ have to reapply to stay indexed. As happens with some development […]

A note about Reapplications

Eventually, about 99.3% of all the journals that are currently indexed in DOAJ will have to reapply to ensure that they meet the new criteria requested by the application form. With our technical partners, Cottage Labs, we are developing a system that will make the reapplication process as easy as possible. It will allow reapplications […]

Myth-busting: DOAJ takes too long to reach a decision

This is a myth. From about 2012 until 2017, DOAJ was struggling to keep on top of the amount of applications being received. Implementing new acceptance criteria and making 9900+ journals reapply exacerbated the problem and suddenly we had many reapplications and new applications coming in at the same time. Triage All applications go through […]

Myth-busting: DOAJ indexes “predatory” journals

This is, of course, a myth. Some people are afraid to use DOAJ because they believe that it lists questionable (“predatory”) journals. DOAJ started to clean up its index in 2014. DOAJ was the first service to define the standards aimed at preserving the quality and trustworthiness of a database of open access journals. Today, […]