DOAB partners with SciELO to further enhance publisher discoverability and simplify workflows

The Hague, 10 June, 2021. DOAB, a central discovery service for open access books, is pleased to introduce a new partnership with SciELO. Through this new initiative, SciELO Books becomes part of a group of several trusted platforms to enhance the discoverability of open access books and create a more seamless process for publishers to list their open access books in DOAB.

“This new agreement with SciELO really supports DOAB’s mission to increase discoverability and trust for open access books. We see a great interest in DOAB coming from Latin America and with the help of SciELO we can improve the onboarding process for scholarly Latin American OA publishers making it easier and more efficient for them and for us”. Said Niels Stern, co-director of DOAB Thanks to this collaboration, publishers that add their open access books to SciELO Books can request the platform to check and verify which of their open access books meet the DOAB criteria and to automatically list verified books in DOAB.

Abel Packer, Director of SciELO/FAPESP Program says “The partnership with DOAB will improve the presence of SciELO Books in the global flow of scholarly communication. Being part of the open access DOAB Trusted Platform Network is a recognition of the efforts SciELO Books and its network of university and scholarly presses to improve quality, interoperability and visibility of open access book publishing”

Users will be able to recognise DOAB trusted platforms thanks to a special “DOAB Trusted Platform” icon. Through the DOAB Trusted Platform Network, DOAB and its partners aim to enhance discoverability, simplify metadata integration processes and increase trust in open access book platforms.

The following platforms are already part of the DOAB Trusted Platform Network:

DOAB invites other platforms interested in learning more about the DOAB Trusted Platform Network to get in touch.

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About DOAB The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of the DOAB Foundation. The DOAB Foundation is a non-profit established by the OAPEN Foundation and OpenEdition. DOAB is currently developing a certification service for OA books as part of the OPERAS Research Infrastructure.

About SciELO Books The ScIELO Books Portal publishes national and thematic collections of academic books online with the objective of maximising the visibility, accessibility, use and impact of the research results, essays and studies that are published in them. The books published by SciELO Books are selected by a scientific committee following a peer review process. The SciELO Books Portal is part of the SciELO Program of FAPESP and interoperates and shares goals, resources, methodologies and technologies with the SciELO Journals Network, contributing to the development of scientific communication in both publishing media.

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