Maine Policy Review now indexed in DOAJ

Maine Policy Review, published by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, is now being indexed in The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). DOAJ is the most important community-driven, open-access service in the world, indexing more than 16,000 open-access journals covering science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. DOAJ includes journals from 125 countries, published in 80 different languages.

According to its website, “DOAJ’s mission is to increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals globally, regardless of discipline, geography or language.”

MPR’s online articles are already downloaded more than 55,000 times per year by readers from around the world; inclusion DOAJ will raise MPR’s profile as a scholarly journal and have the following benefits for MPR and its authors:

  • MPR’s reputation and prominence will be enhanced.
  • MPR’s commitment to best practices in scholarly publishing will be clear to authors.
  • MPR will be compliant with many open-access initiatives and programs around the world.
  • Since DOAJ metadata is free, MPR’s article metadata will be incorporated into search engines and discovery services including Scopus, Serial Solutions, and EBSCO.
  • Traffic to MPR’s website will likely increase and its visibility in search engines will improve.
  • Since DOAJ includes more open-access journals from countries around the world than any other major indexing services, MPR’s international coverage will increase.