Integration with DOAJ

Expanding Open Access

Many of our clients are expanding their Open Access initiatives in 2014 in light of mandates and growing popularity with their researchers. We have been working with a number of them to expand the functionality in Elements to further support institutional requirements and to develop features that would benefit the community as a whole.


credit to JISC


photo credit: JISC

Released with Elements v4.9

To support researchers whose articles are published in Open Access Journals, we released Elements v4.9 with integrated information from DOAJ. Now, when researchers go to deposit their articles in their institutional repository, a new DOAJicon will be displayed alongside the other licensing information if that article has been indexed by DOAJ.

Additionally, when manually adding a publication, if a user selects a journal name that exists in DOAJ, or any other journal data source, Elements will now automatically populate publisher and ISSN fields (unless they have already been entered). We hope this will improve the completeness and quality of bibliographic data captured in Elements and reduce the burden on our users.




Collaborative spirit

This is just another example of how working collaboratively with our clients has allowed us to bring a timely feature to our users. A big thank you to everyone who was involved and as always our awesome team.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our new DOAJ integration or Elements v4.9, you can get in touch via our support site or with an email.

About DOAJ

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals. Find out more on their website.

With this partnership, we have the opportunity to position ourselves as
a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool