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Explore the Directory of Open Access Journals

What is the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)?

Launched in 2003, DOAJ is a community-curated list of quality, peer-reviewed open access journals that adhere to a range of ethical and quality standards. Covering more than 13,000 open access journals from over 300 areas of study, DOAJ is used by many organizations worldwide as a starting point for information searches for open access material of the highest quality.


DOAJ’s mission is to “increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals globally, regardless of discipline, geography or language.”

DOAJ is fully committed to taking action to combat questionable publishers and questionable publishing practices

DOAJ makes an impact by:

  • Helping publishers to serve authors better
  • Helping publishers to adopt best practice, making their journals more attractive as publishing channels
  • Operating globally
  • Increasing traffic to journal sites and visibility of content through indexing in the DOAJ database.

To search for a journal title in DOAJ, type the title into the search box on the homepage and click on the magnifying glass:


Skim the results to see if the journal is indexed in DOAJ.


Click on the journal title to see more information about the publication, including the date it was added to DOAJ, the country of the publisher, publication charges, and editorial information.


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