We are pleased to announce that 23 EDP Sciences’ journals have recently been awarded the DOAJ Seal for best practice in open access publishing. Only around 10% of journals indexed in the DOAJ are awarded the DOAJ Seal, so it is a gratifying mark of recognition of the excellent work our journals are doing.

The successful journals are:

  • 4open
  • Acta Acustica
  • BIO Web of Conferences
  • BSGF-Earth Science Bulletin
  • E3S Web of Conferences
  • Emergent Scientist
  • EPJ Applied Metamaterials
  • EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies
  • EPJ Photovoltaics
  • International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering
  • International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • ITM Web of Conferences
  • Journal of Oral Medicine & Oral Surgery
  • Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate
  • Matec Web of Conferences
  • Natures Sciences Sociétés
  • OCL
  • Oil & Gas Science & Technology
  • Parasite
  • Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability
  • SHS Web of Conferences
  • Sicot J
  • Sustainable Buildings

“There are seven criteria which a journal must meet to be eligible for the DOAJ Seal. These relate to best practice in long term preservation, use of persistent identifiers, discoverability, reuse policies and authors’ rights.” (DOAJ website)

The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) contains over 15 000 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Open access journals, whose primary target audience are researchers or practitioners, from all countries and in all languages, may apply for inclusion in DOAJ. The presence of an editor and an editorial board is required. All articles must pass through a quality control system (peer review) before publication.

Find out more about the DOAJ Seal here.