A recent survey of publishers with journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) revealed trends in the way that content is published, what types of organizations are publishing the content, how publishing standards are being accepted globally and geographical trends on the uptake of open access. This interesting topic came to us from the DOAJ in their blog post, “Large Scale Publisher Survey Reveals Global Trends in Open Access Publishing.”

Some of the more interesting findings include the top five most common types of publishing organizations in DOAJ. Topping the list is University Department or Press, followed by Non-Commercial Publisher, Library Publisher, Research Center and Society Publisher.

More publishers are supplying metadata to DOAJ than ever before. The number of respondents providing article metadata to DOAJ has increased from 55% in 2013 to 84% in 2018.

Based on all the findings, the DOAJ team plans to adapt and develop its systems, in accordance with its strategy, to ensure that the DOAJ platform meets user needs, particularly those needs of the global publishing community.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.