DOAB Trusted Platform Network

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) serves as a central discovery service for open access books. DOAB collaborates with several trusted platforms to enhance the discoverability of open access books and create a more seamless process for publishers to list their open access books in DOAB.

Publishers who add their open access books to any of the platforms part of the DOAB Trusted Platform Network can request the platform to check and verify which of their open access books meet the DOAB criteria, and to automatically list verified books in DOAB thanks to this collaboration.

The following platforms are part of the DOAB Trusted Platform Network:

Users will be able to recognise DOAB trusted platforms thanks to a special “DOAB Trusted Platform” icon. Through the DOAB Trusted Platform Network, DOAB and its partners aim to enhance discoverability, simplify metadata integration processes and increase trust in open access book platforms.

About the DOAB Trusted Platforms

About OAPEN Library

The OAPEN Library is a hosting platform specifically built for open access books. It consists of a quality-controlled collection of more than 24,000 open access books and chapters from over 400 academic publishers worldwide. These publishers benefit from services in the areas of hosting, deposit, dissemination, digital preservation, and usage reporting.

About OpenEdition

OpenEdition is a comprehensive digital infrastructure for academic communication in the humanities and social sciences. It brings together four complementary platforms focused respectively on journals (OpenEdition Journals), book series (OpenEdition Books), research blogs (Hypotheses) and academic events (Calenda). Recognised as national research infrastructure since 2016, OpenEdition is a public non-profit initiative supported by major research institutions, whose main mission is the promotion of open access digital publishing. OpenEdition also aligns its work with the framework of the Comité pour la science ouverte (French open science committee).

About Project MUSE

Project MUSE has offered libraries affordable access to essential humanities and social sciences research for more than 25 years, as an integral part of the scholarly communications ecosystem and platform of choice for respected not-for-profit publishers. Currently, Project MUSE is the trusted and reliable source for over 700 journals and over 70,000 books, from more than 200 of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies. MUSE also hosts thousands of open access books and several open access journal titles, freely available to anyone worldwide.

About SciELO Books

The SciELO Books Portal publishes national and thematic collections of academic books online with the objective of maximising the visibility, accessibility, use and impact of the research results, essays and studies that are published in them. The books published by SciELO Books are selected by a scientific committee following a peer review process. The SciELO Books Portal is part of the SciELO Program of FAPESP and interoperates and shares goals, resources, methodologies and technologies with the SciELO Journals Network, contributing to the development of scientific communication in both publishing media.


JSTOR strengthens the depth and quality of research by bringing together more than 12 million journals, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines on a platform with unique tools for teaching and exploration. We do this in partnership with libraries, museums, and publishers, working together to reduce costs, extend access, and preserve scholarship for the future as affordably and sustainably as possible. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve access to knowledge and education for people around the world that also includes Constellate, Ithaka S+R, and Portico.

About APOS

The African Platform for Open Scholarship (APOS) supports diamond open access publishing of African books and journals. This publishing model is built for the advancement of social justice principles, that is, the removal of barriers to publishing without compromising on academic rigour. The platform aims to address capacity, infrastructure, affordability and sustainability issues making it a potential solution for advancing the dissemination of African scholarship. APOS offers each participating African institution the opportunity to retain their identity through taking ownership of their segment within the platform showcasing its academically sound scholarship.

About Fulcrum

Fulcrum is a community-based, open source publishing platform that helps publishers present the full richness of their authors’ research outputs in a durable, discoverable, accessible and flexible form.

About Thoth Open Metadata

Thoth Open Metadata is a community-led non-profit platform and service facilitating open metadata management and dissemination workflows for Open Access (OA) books and book chapters. With Thoth, publishers can easily create and distribute metadata in a variety of standard formats such as MARC, ONIX, KBART, and JSON, in numerous variants reflecting specific platforms’ requirements. Thoth’s platform and services assist publishers in the creation, management and dissemination of fully open metadata records for their titles, leading to improved, higher-quality metadata that benefits the entire scholarly publishing ecosystem. Thoth also supports an integration of the data, which is released with a CC0 dedication, with third-party applications through its open APIs, enabling innovative new content and services to be developed.