Who is responsible for DOAB?

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) was established by OAPEN Foundation in 2012, in close cooperation with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) & SemperTool.

DOAB is a service of DOAB Foundation. DOAB Foundation is a non-profit legal entity under Dutch law (‘stichting’), established by OAPEN Foundation and OpenEdition. The Foundation is based at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.

Executive Board:

  • Pierre Mounier (Associate Director of OpenEdition and coordinator (community) of OPERAS)
  • Niels Stern (Director of OAPEN Foundation)

Supervisory Board:

  • Neil Jacobs - Chair (UK Research and Innovation)
  • Bas Savenije (OAPEN Foundation)
  • Didier Torny (CNRS)
  • Lucinda Jones (National Library of the Netherlands)
  • Maryline Crivello (Aix-Marseille University)

DOAB Scientific Committee

The DOAB Scientific Committee advises the DOAB Executive Board and the Supervisory Board on scientific matters and monitors the development and implementation of PRISM.

The Scientific Committee (SC) consists of members with experience or knowledge in SSH scholarship and the editorial side of monograph publishing. SC members have a diverse background, representing different publishing cultures and disciplines. The SC is an independent body, to be consulted in scientific matters. Its members cannot have other roles within DOAB. SC members are appointed for a period of 4 years, and can be reappointed for new terms. Members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board cannot be members of the Scientific Committee. Decisions are made by consensus and, if consensus cannot be reached, by majority vote.

The chair has been appointed by the members of the SC. The chair of the SC acts as advisor to the Executive Board.

Scientific Committee members

Terms of Reference for the Scientific Committee of DOAB