8 March 2021
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has announced a new partnership with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The arrangement shines a spotlight on the importance of open access at a time when both libraries and the organizations on which they depend — such as DOAJ — are facing unprecedented financial risks.
“We are delighted to announce this new agreement today with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries and greatly appreciate their support of our work. Partnerships such as this are key to the future of DOAJ, open access, and scholarly publishing,” said Lars Bjørnshauge, DOAJ Founder and Managing Director.
“ASERL libraries have long supported improvements in scholarly communication and the infrastructure that undergirds the research, teaching and learning missions of our member institutions. Facilitating investments in community-based organizations like DOAJ clearly advances those goals,” commented Jan Lewis, Director of Academic Library Services at East Carolina University and President of ASERL’s Board of Directors for 2020-2021.