DOAJ Annual Highlights 2023

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"This is the DOAJ Annual Highlights from 2023, which outlines some of the key data, projects and work from 2023. 

During 2023 we have both celebrated significant milestones and continued to develop our organisation and service to keep pace with the changing landscape.

2023 marked twenty years since Lars Bjørnshauge launched DOAJ with just over 300 titles at Lund University Library. Since then DOAJ has grown to become a global index and a service relied upon by librarians, researchers, funders and publishers worldwide. Through our two decades of serving as a trusted open infrastructure, we have maintained our commitment to promoting equity and diversity in scholarly communications. Our anniversary webinar series that ran throughout the year has been a great opportunity to reflect with our community on what global, open and trusted means today. During 2023, we also reached the milestone of 20,000 journals in the index, and through our new “journal stories” series, we have celebrated the unique voices and perspectives they represent.

Amidst all these festivities, we continued our core work of reviewing and evaluating the many journal applications we receive each month, and our global team of dedicated volunteers and experienced Managing Editors added almost 2000 new titles to the index. Our journal evaluation is only one element of our commitment to standards in journal publishing, and we were proud to launch two new collaborative initiatives during the year that champion and promote best practice: the Open Access Journals Toolkit and the PLACE (Publishers Learning and Community Exchange).

Sustainability remains a core focus for DOAJ, and we continue to invest in our systems and processes to ensure we respond to the needs of our diverse community. DOAJ is dependent on community contributions to sustain our service, and in 2023 we took the opportunity to review and publish new models for publishers and for libraries and institutions. This will enable us to continue serving the global scholarly community for years to come."


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Date tagged:

03/12/2024, 09:34

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03/12/2024, 05:34