Directory of
Open Access Books

48,416 academic peer-reviewed books from 682 publishers

DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.


DOAB and OAPEN jointly selected for second funding cycle SCOSS

SCOSS, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services, selected DOAB as essential infrastructure to support the transition of monographs and book chapters to open access models. SCOSS encourages the open science community to consider financially supporting DOAB and its services where possible.

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OPERAS Certification Service

The Certification Service aims to certify open access (OA) book publishers, based on their publishing practices, in particular their peer review procedure and their licensing policy. The goal of the service is to support trust in OA book publishing, by improving transparency around quality assurance of OA book publishers and their publications.

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DOAB partners with SciELO to further enhance publisher discoverability and simplify workflows

The Hague, 10 June, 2021. DOAB, a central discovery service for open access books, is pleased to introduce a new partnership with SciELO. Through this new initiative, SciELO Books becomes part of a group of several trusted platforms to enhance the discoverability of open access books and create a more seamless process for publishers to list their open access books in DOAB.


DOAB relaunches on the open source DSpace platform

The Hague, 17 February 2021. The DOAB Foundation is pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) has successfully migrated to a new open source environment, based on DSpace 6. Following the migration, all its services will remain free of charge with all data being freely available.


New functionalities for DOAB and OAPEN Library: Selective Export and KBART format

New export format: KBART  This month we have introduced a new metadata format: KBART. Adding the KBART export format to both DOAB and the OAPEN Library has been requested by the library community and offers another option for exporting our metadata and seamlessly connecting to the metadata...


Guest post: Overcoming the challenges of open access books – part 2/2

We are pleased to share the second part of this guest blogpost by one of our DOAB Gold Sponsors, written by Leila Moore, Taylor and Francis. Part one is available here. Leila Moore is Open Access Books Lead at Taylor & Francis. After graduating from the University of Reading with a BA honours in...