Directory of
Open Access Books

51,930 academic peer-reviewed books

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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PRISM: Peer Review Information Service for Monographs

The Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM) aims to provide information from 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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Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff (SUES)

Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff (SUES) is an initiative by various European institutions, infrastructures, and organizations (IBL-PAN, OPERAS, DOAJ, DOAB, EIFL, AEUP), as well as a number of French scientific publishers, aimed at supporting scientific communication in Ukraine and helping scholarly journals and academic publishers to continue their publishing activities.

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Building stronger infrastructures to support open access books: LYRASIS, DOAB and OAPEN

In 2021, DOAB and OAPEN entered into a new partnership with LYRASIS to develop its services for U.S. partners. As DOAB continues to grow, now including well over 50,000 open access books, Sharla Lair, (LYRASIS), and Tom Mosterd, (DOAB-OAPEN) recently discussed what libraries, publishers and other U.S. partners may expect from both open infrastructure services for open access books in the near future.

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New functionalities for DOAB and OAPEN Library: Selective Export and KBART format

New export format: KBART  This month we have introduced a new metadata format: KBART. Adding the KBART export format to both DOAB and the OAPEN Library has been requested by the library community and offers another option for exporting our metadata and seamlessly connecting to the metadata...

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Guest post: Overcoming the challenges of open access books – part 2/2

We are pleased to share the second part of this guest blogpost by one of our DOAB Gold Sponsors, written by Leila Moore, Taylor and Francis. Part one is available here. Leila Moore is Open Access Books Lead at Taylor & Francis. After graduating from the University of Reading with a BA honours in...

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