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Outreach/Open scholarship/Influential people and organisations

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Advocacy organisations

Open access publishers

Directories and aggregators

  • OpenDOAR - The Directory of Open Access Repositories
  • OAD - The Open Access Directory
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals. A searchable, indexed database of all known open access journals that meet their criteria for inclusion (currently almost 10,000).
  • DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books. Similar to DOAJ but for scholarly monographs.

Policy and mandates

  • ROARMAP - Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies
  • SHERPA/JULIET - Research funders' open access policies


Influential people

  • Peter Suber - One of the earliest vocal advocates for open access. Published a book on it last year. From his Wikipedia bio:
Peter Suber (born November 8, 1951) is the creator of the game Nomic and a leading voice in the open access movement. He is the Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, a senior research professor of philosophy at Earlham College, the open access project director at Public Knowledge, a senior researcher at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center and Office for Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the Board of Enabling Open Scholarship, the Advisory Boards at the Wikimedia Foundation, the OpenKnowledge Foundation, and the advisory boards of other organizations devoted to open access and an information commons.'
Peter Suber on Google+
  • Alma Swan - Director of Advocacy Programmes, SPARC Europe
Alma is one of the most knowledgeable there is on open access policy. Has been involved in many different open access initiatives.

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