DOAB : SCOSS crowdfunding call

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), led by OpenEdition and OAPEN Foundation (Open Access Publishing in European Networks), has just been selected by the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) initiative as an international infrastructure of open science that is eligible for crowdfunding. A crowdfunding call has now been launched to institutions that wish to support this certification service of peer-reviewed academic books available in open access.

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Launched by SPARC Europe to coordinate a shared funding system of projects and services in order to sustain open science, SCOSS is comprised of a dozen partners.

This funding is offered to institutions around the world, for several selected infrastructures, for a period of three years.

Together with OpenCitations and the Public Knowledge Project, the DOAB is among the infrastructures that have been selected by SCOSS as part of its 2nd funding cycle and that are financially supported by the French National Fund for Open Science (FNSO).

The DOAB is a directory that guarantees that its indexed books are (peer-reviewed) academic works that are available in open access. It is intended for readers, libraries but also for research funders who want the quality standards of open access publishing to be guaranteed and certified. The DOAB currently indexes more than 29,000 books in open access from 385 publishers around the world.

The creation of the DOAB foundation, driven by the CNRS, the Aix-Marseille University and OAPEN, is part of the actions set forth in the National Plan for Open Science.

The certification service of the DOAB is one of the services offered as part of the OPERAS infrastructure project – Open access in the European research area through scholarly communication – coordinated by OpenEdition and Huma-Num.

Partner institutions of OpenEdition’s Freemium program who wish to contribute to the funding of the DOAB can contact us at: freemium[at]openedition.org

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