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.
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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.
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.
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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.