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Open Initiatives

These pages highlight VIVA efforts to investigate and support open educational, resource, and access models that increase access and affordabilty to high quality educational resources for Virginia students. Please use the links to the left to access more information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

VIVA Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Membership


VIVA has committed to open education and open scholarship through consortial support of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ),, an authoritative international directory for quality, peer-reviewed, open access journals. By making this curated list of resources available, DOAJ “aims to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact” (About DOAJ). The DOAJ brings together more than 10,000 open access journals from more than 100 countries, featuring nearly 2 million articles that are freely available to all. Nearly half of VIVA’s 72 members became supporting members of the DOAJ. This type of support enables the DOAJ to continue in their work processing and reviewing journals to be listed and promoting best practices in open access publishing.


Currently, through the consortium, 34 VIVA members directly support the efforts of the DOAJ. As stated on the DOAJ website, VIVA support will enable the non-profit to: “do a better and quicker job in processing journals to be listed in DOAJ, and strengthen our efforts in promoting good open access publishing practice.” The agreement reflects member institutions’ commitment to supporting quality, peer-reviewed Open Access materials. The 34 institutions are listed here, and to learn more about the history and goals of the DOAJ, click here.


















VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).