Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI) is a full-text database of open-access scientific journals.
Our mission lies in putting together an international platform for indexing open-access scientific journals. In a short-term perspective, we are considering calculating the journal impact factor. When it comes to calculating the impact factor, of great significance is how full the archive has gotten over the previous two years. For instance, the impact factor for 2014 is calculated based on the indicators for 2012—2013.
What is open access to us? We are convinced that open access means that content is in free access for any user. Open access implies that users will be able to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or reference full article texts in the journal without having to ask for prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Which publications do we construe as academic? In our view, academic publications are scientific journals published by universities, scientific centers, and scientific publishing houses all across the world.
Here are the conditions for entering Open Academic Journals Index:
1. The journal has to have a website that contains full article texts;
2. The journal’s website has to say that the journal is open access.
Once the journal is entered into Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), the journal publisher can start using the OAJI logo.