JMIR Publications is happy to announce that JMIR Public Health and Surveillance has been awarded the prestigious Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal. The DOAJ Seal is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing. Only 10% of the 15,000 peer-reviewed journals indexed in DOAJ have been awarded this Seal.
The DOAJ applies strict criteria to review and index Open Access journals, which include licensing, quality control, journal website, and editorial evaluation to name a few. The DOAJ Seal is awarded for additional best practices including the use of persistent identifiers, long-term digital preservation, XML metadata supply, and Creative Commons licensing.
Having JMIR Publications’ journals indexed in DOAJ is significant. The cOAlition S/Plan S Journal Tracker Tool (JCT) uses DOAJ-indexed journals as key criteria to assess whether journal policies comply with funder mandates of Open Access cOAlition S. cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality, was launched by a group of national research funding organizations, with the support of the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC).
Additional JMIR Publications’ journals indexed/accepted in DOAJ include: Journal of Medical Internet Research, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, JMIR Research Protocols, JMIR Human Factors, JMIR Mental Health, JMIR Serious Games, JMIR Medical Informatics, JMIR Formative Research, JMIR Diabetes, JMIR Cancer, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, JMIR Medical Education, JMIR Aging, JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, JMIR Cardio, JMIR Public Health and Surveillance and the Interactive Journal of Medical Research. Additional journals may currently be under evaluation. DOAJ is used by more than 5000 institutions worldwide, and JMIR Publications is delighted to be a part of this directory. To review all JMIR journals with the DOAJ seal, click here.