Directory of
Open Access Books

Over 85,500 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.


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.

read more

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 peer review procedure. 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.

read more
DOAB is a service of

JSTOR, African Platform for Open Scholarship (APOS), Fulcrum, and Thoth Open Metadata join DOAB Trusted Platform Network

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is delighted to formally announce that four new platforms have recently joined the DOAB Trusted Platform Network. JSTOR, the African Platform for Open Scholarship (APOS), Fulcrum (University of Michigan Press), and Thoth Open Metadata have each signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DOAB to facilitate cross-platform collaboration for open access books.


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.


DOAB officially launches its new service to further build trust in peer review and open access academic book publishing

The Hague, 16 November, 2022. The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a community-driven discovery service for open access books, is launching its Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM). PRISM is a service provided by DOAB as part of the OPERAS service portfolio.


BIC to Thema – after the conversion

Do you happen to be interested in Estonia; Antarctica; Ancient (Classical) Greek; the time period c 1914 to c 1918 (World War One period); Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; Publishing and book trade; Public international law: criminal law; Pharmacology; Rehabilitation: brain and spinal injuries; Colonialism...


Guest post: Taylor & Francis – A Decade of Publishing OA Books

We are excited to share with the members of DOAB that we recently marked 10 years of open access book publishing. Negotiating Bioethics became the first fully open access Taylor & Francis book back in 2013. Ten years later, with a list of more than 1,500 OA titles and thousands of...