The Royal Danish Library will increase the visibility of Danish Open Access journals

The Royal Danish Library is helping Danish Open Access journals get indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and thereby improve the reputations and impacts of the journals as scientific Open Access journals.

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The Royal Danish Library has initiated a project that aims to get more Danish Open Access journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ). As an Open Access journal, it is seal of approval to be indexed in DOAJ due to a number of Open Access-relevant inclusion criteria. These criteria include, among other things, the journals clearly stating their peer review process, the allocation of copyright between authors and the journal, their choice of copyright license, and the use of any publication fees (Article Processing Charges). 

When a journal is indexed in DOAJ, it is verified as a scientific Open Access journal. In other words, it improves the impact and credibility of the journal. Furthermore, many systems use DOAJ's data, including various Journal Finders and databases, ensuring visibility of the journal in other systems as well.

About Directory of Open Access Journals 

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) was founded in 2003 and today more than 18,000 Open Access journals from all disciplines around the world are indexed. DOAJ only indexes journals that operate with an Open Access publishing model, and therefore not the so-called hybrid journals that operate with both a subscription and an Open Access model. 

Inclusion in DOAJ is a quality seal in itself and an opportunity to increase awareness of the journal. 

The DOAJ organization is non-profit, 100 percent independent and financially supported by libraries, publishers, and others.


Project manager: Solveig Sandal Johnsen,