An offer the journal couldn’t refuse

How a Danish collaborative project paves the way for DOAJ inclusion




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The article describes a two-year project (running from 2021 to 2022) that worked on getting Danish Open Access journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The project was run in partnership by Copenhagen Business School (CBS Library), Royal Danish Library and Aalborg University Library, in close collaboration with DOAJ. All of the journals that participated are hosted on the libraries’ Open Journal Systems (OJS). In this article the authors demonstrate some of the challenges the journals and the project group faced in the inclusion process and in the assistance the project provided, as well as learning outcomes and perspectives.


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How to Cite

Rosenkrantz Hansen, Claus, Jesper Boserup Thestrup, Rasmus Rindom Riise, Rie Karen Marie Iversen, and Solveig Sandal Johnsen. 2023. “An offer the journal couldn’t refuse : How a Danish collaborative project paves the way for DOAJ inclusion”. Nordic Perspectives on Open Science 8 (June).



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