The “Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics” has been accepted for registration by the “Directory of Open Access Journals” (https://doaj.org). DOAJ’s mission is to increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals. DOAJ registration is regarded as an important and widely accepted quality stamp and therefore this (future) registration is a requirement for journals hosted on openjournals. The DOAJ website contains a detailed list of criteria for inclusion of journals.
May 18, 2022
May 11, 2022
The journal Ecclesial Futures is available at openjournals since May 12 2022. This journal publishes research and theological reflections on development and change in local Christian communities and the systems that support them. Ecclesial Futures is an international and ecumenical journal that takes an interdisciplinary approach to theological research and reflections. The journal was previously published by Wipf and Stock Publishers and those volumes are now also available via openjournals.
April 22, 2022
With Google Analytics, editors can gain insight into the reading behaviour of their audience. Editors can find out how well articles are read, which subjects arouse the most interest and where readers come from. Installing Google Analytics in a journal website is relatively easy, but it does require a Gmail account. We will soon distribute a short instruction so that editors can set up this tool themselves.
April 21, 2022
It is possible to bundle selected articles as a special collection (or special issue). For example, articles that deal with the same subject, but which were published in different issues. Or articles that are all linked to a conference. A number of journals on openjournals make use of these possibilities, such as Historical Life Course Studies, LIBER Quarterly and Journal for the History of Knowledge. Should you be interested to use this feature for your journal, do not hesitate to contact the open journals team.
April 8, 2022
The journal Handelingen has recently joined the openjournals platform. Handelingen makes a valuable contribution to the professional practice of pastors, spiritual counsellors and other academics who wish to deepen their reflection on the religious and philosophical aspects of their own professional practice. The journal has existed for about 50 years and until now had limited online access. The journal is now published by Radboud University Press as a diamond open access publication, via the openjournals platform.
March 4, 2022
To ensure the sustainable preservation of articles, openjournals archives all articles published on the platform at both Portico and the PKP Preservation Network. Both archives services store all articles in a dark archive, an archive that is not searchable and public. A dark archive becomes publicly accessible only after a so-called trigger event has occurred. An example of a trigger event is the discontinuation of a magazine.
February 27, 2022
Transparency is important for modern scientific journals and this includes a statement on publication ethics, on the journal website. In this statement, an editorial staff states the policy with regard to authorship, intellectual property, availability of research data, as well as a description of complaints procedures. Increasingly, indexing services, for example, pay attention to the availability of such a statement. But it is of course also pleasant for authors and readers if this is properly arranged. Openjournals can advise.
The platform openjournals.nl has existed for one year now. There are many other countries where a similar platform exists. For example in Finland, Denmark and France. National, well-organised services where scientists can make their work available to readers easily and without barriers. In many countries, a good infrastructure is being created to publish science open access, also for books or other information sources. A good development!
February 16, 2022
It is important for academic journals to reach an interested audience. In that process, indexing services such as Web-of-Science (Clarivate) and Scopus (Elsevier) play an important role. These services use sophisticated search engines to present readers papers of interest. Sometimes journals have to apply for inclusion in their databases. Moreover, some services apply stringent criteria and a lengthy review process. Openjournals can assist in starting this application process.
February 1, 2022
Openjournals recently launched its new website. This new website allows us to inform you better about developments at openjournals, such as new services, advice to editors and introducing new journals on our platform. We would love to hear your opinion or your suggestions for improvements.
December 6, 2021
Last October, Radboud University Press, the new diamond open access publishing house of Radboud University, was festively opened. The university publishing house aims to publish both journals and books in full open access. The diamond open access model of Radboud University Press made openjournals the preferred partner for hosting the academic journals at no cost to the author or reader. Currently, Revue Relief and Religie & Maatschappij are already published at openjournals. We congratulate Radboud University Press on its official launch and look forward to further collaboration.
December 5, 2021
Twitter is a widely used social medium within academic circles. In short messages, researchers alert each other to new articles, findings, conferences, call for papers and more. This makes Twitter an ideal platform for scientific journals to collect copy, tip off interested parties about new publications and engage in a conversation with the readership. In addition to openjournals themselves, several OJ journals are also on twitter:
Openjournals also offers a personalized introduction into Twitter and the tools to get your journal hooked up to academic Twitter. Make an appointment for this by emailing email@example.com.
July 4, 2021
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is the largest independent database of information on OA journals. All journals on openjournals.nl should be registered or applying for registration with DOAJ. Journals must meet strict requirements to be accepted by DOAJ. For example, a clear description of the journal, its editors and the editorial process must be described on the website. Furthermore, a journal must publish at least 5 articles per year. More information about the admission requirements can be found at this link.