We are thrilled to bring you the news that the Directory of Open Access books has more than 10.000 OA books and chapters! We would like to thank all publishers of open access books listed in DOAB for building the world’s largest collection of peer-reviewed books and chapters with an open license.
Successful partnership with OpenEdition
Our special thanks goes to our partner OpenEdition
, who has been very important for DOAB’s growth in 2017. OpenEdition added around 40 new publishers from the OpenEdition Books
collection to the directory, which resulted in over 2000 new OA books.
DOAB in ‘Dramatic Growth of Open Access’ Blog
DOAB regularly features in the ‘Dramatic Growth of Open Access’ blog in The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
as one of the fastest growing OA resources. In her latest post
, Heather Morrison notes that DOAB tops the list in growth percentage, both in the number of new OA titles (65%) and the number of publishers (40%).
De Gruyter approaching 1000 OA books in Open Access Book Library
DOAB sponsor De Gruyter
will celebrate over 1000 open access books on degruyter.com by the end of this year. All titles are available in the De Gruyter Open Access Book Library to read, download and share. The library
contains all of De Gruyter's open access books and those of publishing partners. In 2005, De Gruyter published its first open access monograph making it one of the first traditional publishers to offer open access books.
Springer Nature highlights benefits of OA
DOAB sponsor Springer Nature
has published a white paper
comparing the usage data for OA and non-OA scholarly books. Springer Nature is the first publisher to clearly demonstrate the ‘OA effect’: based on the data from SpringerLink
, OA books on average have 7 times more downloads, 50 percent higher citations and 10 times more mentions. The publication is accompanied by a very helpful infographic. Check it out here