DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Reaches its SCOSS Funding Target Within 18 Months and Sets Its Sights On New Work
From SPARC Europe:
We are delighted to announce that the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has reached its funding target to cover its operational costs as outlined in its SCOSS [Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS)]
application. Eight consortia and 175 institutions/organisations from 18 different countries have committed support to DOAJ. “
There are organisations that have already made the decision to help fund DOAJ, but are still deliberating over the details of their financial commitment. Though the funding goal has now been met, these organisations may still commit financial support. Furthermore, the SCOSS Board has allowed DOAJ to present a new work package, both to these organisations and any additional organisations that come forward in 2019. The package describes additional activities that DOAJ would like to pursue with the extra funding, should it be granted.
The Board has supported the second work package on the conditions that DOAJ reports on progress made in a progress report on the activities delineated in the SCOSS application form, and that DOAJ describes the new work package in detail and includes a budget for the amount of funding needed. For details see the financial overview and the new work package.
SCOSS endorses this plan through the end of 2019.
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