We are delighted to announce that the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has reached its funding target to cover its operational costs as outlined in its SCOSS application. Eight consortia and 175 institutions/organisations from 18 different countries have committed support to DOAJ. “We’d like to thank our supporters. That this many organisations have
29 institutions from the UK’s Jisc consortium commit €39 000 per year for 3 years to DOAJ.
The Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, comprising sixteen libraries and the Swiss National Science Foundation, is the third national consortium to commit to the SCOSS initiative. swissuniversities, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, contributes approximately 50% of the total costs in the framework of the Swiss National Strategy for Open Access.
Ten institutions from the University of California – all 9 campuses – commit €90 000 to DOAJ, the largest US consortium to commit so far.
The report is the result of an assessment that involved the SCOSS Board as well as representatives from DOAJ and SHERPA/RoMEO, offers a thorough examination of what worked – and what could have worked better, and includes details of how lessons learned will be incorporated moving forward. Download it here.
REDYLAC-UAEM, a scholarly-led initiative based on a public university infrastructure, recently became SCOSS’s latest member organisation.
In just over one year, together with the library and research communities worldwide, we have helped raise over 1 million euros from across the globe to help fund DOAJ and Sherpa RoMEO. If you have not yet contributed to Sherpa RoMEO, who still have a way to go to reach their target, please contact Azhar Hussain: Azhar.Hussain@jisc.ac.uk
SPARC Europe meets with a group of experts to explore how we might formally and strategically fund open infrastructure, with a range of stakeholders from across the globe.
To follow those who are contributing to DOAJ using the using the SCOSS funding model, see their dedicated page here https://doaj.org/scoss
Last month, a call for expressions of interest was made in an effort to identify potential applicants for SCOSS’s next funding cycle. A total of 38 completed forms were received and are currently under review. Those chosen to submit to the full application process will be notified in December at the latest.