May 19, 2022

DOAB and OAPEN, PKP and OpenCitations Latest Services to Earn SCOSS Recommendation as Second Funding Cycle Launches

From SPARC Europe:

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), of which SPARC Europe is a founding member, is launching its second funding cycle; three vetted “vital open infrastructure” services are being presented to the international scholarly community for funding:

  • The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a digital directory of peer reviewed Open Access books and Open Access book publishers; and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), a growing repository of freely accessible academic books; and
  • PKP, a university initiative that creates open source software and services, including Open Journal Systems (OJS), which is used to publish more than 9,000 OA journals worldwide.
  • OpenCitations, a scholarly infrastructure service that provides open bibliographic and citation data;

With the launch, SCOSS is appealing to academic institutions and their libraries, research institutes, funding organisations, national and regional governments, international organisations, learned societies and service providers—everyone who is invested in Open Access and Open Science—to consider helping support one or more of these services through a three-year commitment.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.