Directory of
Open Access Books

Over 79,000 academic peer-reviewed books

DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.

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DOAB and OAPEN jointly selected for second funding cycle SCOSS

SCOSS, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services, selected DOAB as essential infrastructure to support the transition of monographs and book chapters to open access models. SCOSS encourages the open science community to consider financially supporting DOAB and its services where possible.

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PRISM: Peer Review Information Service for Monographs

The Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM) aims to provide information from open access (OA) book publishers, based on their peer review procedure. The goal of the service is to support trust in OA book publishing, by improving transparency around quality assurance of OA book publishers and their publications.

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Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff (SUES)

Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff (SUES) is an initiative by various European institutions, infrastructures, and organizations (IBL-PAN, OPERAS, DOAJ, DOAB, EIFL, AEUP), as well as a number of French scientific publishers, aimed at supporting scientific communication in Ukraine and helping scholarly journals and academic publishers to continue their publishing activities.

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DOAB officially launches its new service to further build trust in peer review and open access academic book publishing

The Hague, 16 November, 2022. The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a community-driven discovery service for open access books, is launching its Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM). PRISM is a service provided by DOAB as part of the OPERAS service portfolio.

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Re-classifying knowledge: moving from BIC to Thema

As you may have seen in our newsletters, we at OAPEN & DOAB are moving from the BIC classification to the new Thema classification. A little background Why are we doing this? The subjects of the books and chapters in the OAPEN Library and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) are described in...

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Barricading an open access website – reflections on the attack on DOAB

As many of you might have noticed, last week the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) website was unavailable for several days. Sadly, the reason for this was not a technical glitch as we first suspected, but an actual attack on DOAB. During the weekend of 21 January, someone decided to flood the Domain...

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