PLOS answers our questions on Open Access Publishing and DOAJ | Louise Page | News Service
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"Louise Page, Chief Innovation Officer at PLOS answers our questions
Your organisation has been supporting DOAJ for a few years now. Why is it important for PLOS to support DOAJ?
As a leading Open Access publisher we strongly support DOAJ and its mission to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, Open Access research. Our two organizations were launched in the same year and PLOS has always valued the importance of having an independent organization provide validation of a journal’s probity to help ensure that researchers find a suitable, vetted Open Access home for their work.
What benefits does being indexed in DOAJ bring to your journals?
There are a number of benefits that PLOS derives from being indexed in DOAJ. The first is simple: visibility. Authors who are unaware of us can find PLOS listed in the directory, which shows our commitment to providing high-quality, peer-reviewed Open Access content. In addition, authors can rest assured that only legitimate journals are listed, which is a check against predatory journals. Also, many university libraries use DOAJ as the pathway to provide content, including PLOS, to their scholars...."