Redalyc (Autonomous University of the State of Mexico) , AmeliCA and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) are delighted to announce a collaboration focussed on increasing DOAJ’s coverage of Latin American non-APC Open Access journals and to broaden the implementation of AmeliCA’s and Redalyc’s advanced technologies that make journal publishing more efficient and increase the visibility of the content.
Both organisations will work to increase the visibility of non-commercial, open access journals from Latin America and to encourage those journals to strive towards better standards and to adopt best practice. A particular focus will be journals published in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. DOAJ has been focussed on improving their coverage in DOAJ since 2019 with its project with the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the recently announced collaboration with Érudit, Canada.
Lars Bjørnshauge, Founder and Managing Director of DOAJ, says: “We are very excited to be able to work with Redalyc-AmeliCA. We share the common goals of promoting non-commercial and non-English language open access publishing and helping non-APC and non-English language journals. DOAJ already has representatives on the ground in Latin America who are ready to collaborate with Redalyc-AmeliCA so this partnership really feels like a good fit.”
Arianna Becerril-García said: “We’ve always been big supporters of DOAJ and have always encouraged Redalyc journals to apply for indexing. Redalyc have been working for many years to automate the export of data to DOAJ and help journals in this matter. This collaboration is the perfect opportunity for more efficiency and coordination and will be an effective way to ease the integration of non-APC, non-English journals into DOAJ.”