Couperin to Support DOAJ as a Consortium

couperinWe are very pleased to announce that Couperin, the French national academic consortium, has agreed to support DOAJ. Currently 47 of the Couperin members have signed up and more are underway.

Couperin.org is a national academic consortium with more than 250 members: Universities and higher education schools, research performing agencies, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, museums, hospitals etc. Couperin.org is one of the most important and active consortia with more than 110 agreements signed every year.

Their department of prospective and services provides members with valuable services and is very committed in promoting and advocating Open access in France.

Sandrine Malotaux (Head of Documentary Negotiations Department): DOAJ is one of the most valuable initiatives launched in the last 15 years: a simple and effective infrastructure, considerably helpful to librarians, researchers, authors and publishers.

It provides the most up-to-date and thorough information and promotes Open Access in the most efficient way – no frills and impeccable. Couperin.org is very proud to support DOAJ.

Nordic Research Organizations support DOAJ!

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:

Denmark

FI – Styrelsen för Forskning og Innovation, Uddanelses- og Forskningsministeriet (The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry for Education and Research)

Finland

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)

Norway

NSD – Norsk senter for forskningsdata (Norwegian Centre for Research Data)

UHR – Universitets- og Høgskolerådet (The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions), Det nasjonale publiseringsutvalget (The National Publication Committee)

Sweden

VR – Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council)

KB – Kungliga biblioteket (The National Library)

Iceland

RANNIS – Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands (The Icelandic Centre for Research)

Faroe Island

Nordic level – NordForsk

Read more about the Nordic cooperation on research publications: https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/Forside?request_locale=en