Want a New Way to Support Open Access? Support DOAJ Through Amigos

Looking for ways to support open access? Become a supporter of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). This independent database contains over 16,000 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Open access journals from all countries and in all languages are welcome to apply for inclusion. DOAJ is financially supported by many libraries, publishers and other like-minded organizations. Supporting DOAJ demonstrates a firm commitment to open access and the infrastructure that supports it.

In its role as a billing partner for DOAJ, Amigos Library Services is offering member libraries the opportunity to become DOAJ supporters for 2022 with a 30% discount. Library support of DOAJ enables them to continue their work processing journal listings, reviewing prospective journals and promoting best practices in open access publishing.

DOAJ support comes at two levels: Basic and Sustaining. Benefits for Basic DOAJ Support include:

  • Acknowledgement as a DOAJ Basic Supporter on the DOAJ Supporters' webpage: https://doaj.org/support/supporters/
  • Designation on the Supporters' webpage that your support was facilitated by Amigos
  • Ability to provide Supporter Feedback at supporter-helpdesk@doaj.org
  • The right to use the DOAJ Basic Supporter status in marketing activities

Sustaining DOAJ Support includes all the benefits of Basic support, plus participation in governance by nominating and voting on members of the DOAJ council and advisory board.

Libraries also have the option to pay three years up front to receive an additional discount. For additional details or to become a supporter, please contact Tracy Byerly at byerly@amigos.org.