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    6 academic journals from MECS Publisher have been included in DOAJ databases since December 2011.


    The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is website, which lists open access journals and is maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access. Until January 2013, the DOAJ was maintained by Lund University. The project defines open access journals as scientific and scholarly journals that meet high quality standards by exercising peer review or editorial quality control and "use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access." The Budapest Open Access Initiative's definition of open access is used to define required rights given to users, for the journal to be included in the DOAJ, as the rights to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles".

    As of January 2013, the database contains 8536 journals, with an average of four journals being added each day in 2012. The aim of DOAJ is to "increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact."