Growth of Open Access Journals in Directory of Open Access Journals

Abstract

Author(s): Manpreet Kaur, Anil Kumar

Study is to know the growth of open access journals included in the Directory of Open Access Journals. The DOAJ provides the number of open access journals which are published globally. The different parameters like year-wise, country-wise, publishers-wise and language-wise are used for the data analysis. In this study, data is collected from the DOAJ website. The study found that 14442 total number of open access journals are included in DOAJ. In the year 2017, the highest number (17.08%) of journals is included. A large number of journals from Indonesia (11.37%), United Kingdom (11.21%) and Brazil (10.12%) are included as compared to other countries. The study is an original research work conducted with the help of the DOAJ website.

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