VIVA has committed to open education and open scholarship through consortial support of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), https://doaj.org/. DOAJ is 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. This consortial 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, 37 VIVA members directly support the efforts of the DOAJ. VIVA support, which began in 2016, enables 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 continuing agreement reflects member institutions’ commitment to supporting quality, peer-reviewed Open Access materials. To learn more about the history and goals of the DOAJ, click here.