Foot Marks of LIS Journals in DOAJ: an Analytical Study

Ramesh Kuri




            Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ which lists the open access scientific and scholarly journals in various subject disciplines was selected to analyze the open access availability of the Library and Information Science discipline. In the study it is found that 150 open access e-journals are published in the area of Library and Information Science discipline by various publishers of the world. These 150 Library and Information Science e-journals have been analyzed based on the LIS journals in social science discipline, country of journal published, language of journal published, and year of journal addition to the DOAJ. 


Open Access, E-journals, DOAJ, Library and Information Science, Directory, Social science

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