No. 47 (2022): A short introduction to DOAJ

Portrait of Dominic Mitchell.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) was founded in 2003. It currently lists more than 18,000 peer-reviewed, strictly open access journals (Gold or Diamond). Dominic Mitchell, who has worked for DOAJ for the last ten years, explains how the indexing process is managed by a combination of volunteers and salaried staff like himself, how they work to exclude predatory journals from the list, and how DOAJ is financed. He also discusses collaborative projects that DOAJ are involved in, including The Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (4th ed., 2022).

First published online: December 30, 2022.

Published: 2022-12-30