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.

 

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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.

The automatic search features are a bonus. I really like the way the new entries arrive automatically, and all I have to do is respond to the prompt to approve them. Navigation in the new release is intuitive and friendly. Linking directly to DOIs and full text is convenient and makes it easy to access and share my own research.

Professor Penny Brothers, University of Auckland

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