Despite being a reputable organization in the learning space, most either don’t know about the Directory of Open Access Books or question its reliability. In both cases, here is the information you need to know before accessing the DOAB. It is a power-packed resource that enables the readers to find the exact information they are looking for online without much hassle.
Directory of Open Access Books is a community-driven discovery service operating online. It not only indexes content but provides access to scholarly and peer-reviewed open access books and lets the user find open access, book publishers.
Do you know the best part of DOAB?
Being a community-driven service, it is free. So, it provides free-flowing information for all types of readers, free of cost. As per the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services, DOAB has an important role in supporting the learning materials in books to open access models. Essentially, it makes learning and reading free of cost and accessible for learners.
DOAB not only enhances publisher discoverability but simplifies the online workflows. It is open-source that you and everyone can trust.
DOAB in-houses the free to share eBooks made accessible by academic publishers in open access. So, it offers direct access to the full text of publications on the publisher’s website. With its key focus on three subjects-
It exclusively covers all other disciplines. Thus, all the books you will find on DOAB have a full open-access license. That’s why the books are free to share on the platform.
You can read more about it in this article below enlisting the digital libraries of the world.