Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Latin America and the Caribbean contents
At the First Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication in Lund/Copenhagen the idea of creating a comprehensive directory of Open Access Journals was discussed. The conclusion was that it would be a valuable service for the global research and education community. Open Society Institute (OSI) supported the initial project work undertaken by the Lund University Libraries. Today DOAJ is sponsored by Lund University, INASP, National Library of Sweden, Svensk Bibliotek Forening, Springer.
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. Today DOAJ indexes 6.919 journals worldwide, 18% from Latin America and the Caribbean: 1.256 open access journals from Latin America and the Caribbean are incorporated in DOAJ
Costa Rica 23
Puerto Rico 9
Virgin Island 2
Dominican Republic 1
Source: DOAJ list by country (visited: August 2011)