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.
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.read more
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.read more
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.
In 2021, DOAB and OAPEN entered into a new partnership with LYRASIS to develop its services for U.S. partners. As DOAB continues to grow, now including well over 50,000 open access books, Sharla Lair, (LYRASIS), and Tom Mosterd, (DOAB-OAPEN) recently discussed what libraries, publishers and other U.S. partners may expect from both open infrastructure services for open access books in the near future.
Providing transparency and building trust: the Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM)
In the summer of 2021, DOAB started a new service in beta phase: PRISM (Peer Review Information Service for Monographs). PRISM’s goal is to provide transparency about the peer review process that applies to the books in DOAB. Services such as PRISM can support research integrity and help build trust...
To many the internationalisation of academic publishing may mean: a strong focus on global issues, written in English only. However, many academic books are written in other languages than English. We tend to link non-English publications to regional issues, so there is a tension between English as the...