Directory of
Open Access Books

41,882 academic peer-reviewed books from 617 publishers

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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OPERAS Certification Service

The Certification service aims to certify open access (OA) book publishers, based on their publishing practices, in particular their peer review procedure and their licensing policy. 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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DOAB relaunches on the open source DSpace platform

The DOAB Foundation is pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) has successfully migrated to a new open source environment, based on DSpace 6. Following the migration, all its services will remain free of charge with all data being freely available.

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DOAB Milestones

30,000+ open access books from over 400 publishers.

We are pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) recently reached two key milestones in terms of book coverage and unique publishers on its platform.

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Crowd-funding the Open Science and Open Access Infrastructure: Reports from the Field 2/2

As part of the 2020 Charleston Conference we participated in a, virtual, Lively Discussion organised by SCOSS and moderated by Vanessa Proudman (SCOSS). During this session, Eelco Ferwerda (DOAB / OAPEN) together with Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ), Kevin Stranack (PKP) and Silvio Peroni (OpenCitations) shared...

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Crowd-funding the Open Science and Open Access Infrastructure: Reports from the Field 1/2

As part of the 2020 Charleston Conference we participated in a, virtual, Lively Discussion organised by SCOSS and moderated by Vanessa Proudman (SCOSS). During this session, Eelco Ferwerda (DOAB / OAPEN) together with Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ), Kevin Stranack (PKP) and Silvio Peroni (OpenCitations) shared...

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