Description: Provider of academic research without a paywall
What is good: Holding to the value that academic research results should be freely available for the greater good
HQ Location and Country: UK
Operation locations: Wolrldwide depending on where research is done

The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was launched in 2003 with 300 open access journals. Today, this independent database contains over 15 000 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Open access journals from all countries and in all languages are welcome to apply for inclusion.

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DOAJ is an independent non-profit organisation managed by Infrastructure Services for Open Access C.I.C. (IS4OA), a community interest company based in the United Kingdom. It is funded by donations and run by volunteers. 


A holistic political economy is based on human knowledge, the political-economy should be a learning system. Making knowledge freely available for the benefit of everyone is an important contribution to the accumulation of common-wealth - it helps us join the dots of increasing and complex knowledge.