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 the DOAB platform.

Over 30,000 books from more than 400 publishers.

The number of open access books included in DOAB has grown impressively from just over 10,000 books in 2018 to 31,917 as of October 12th, 2020. In terms of publishers, we are happy to see that over 400 publishers are included in DOAB as we strive to improve the coverage of the directory.

To celebrate this new milestone we took a closer look at the DOAB platform. Check out the key figures on publications per language, publication period and the distribution of licenses below:

Figure 1: DOAB Publications by Language

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Figure 2: Number of titles per publication period

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Figure 3: DOAB distribution of Open licences

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