Directory of Open Access Books milestones: 30,000 open access books from over 400 publishers

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We are pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) recently reached three key milestones in terms of book coverage, unique publishers and future financial sustainability. 

Over 30,000 books from more than 400 publishers

The number of open access books included in DOAB has grown impressively from just over 10,000 books in 2018 to 31,917 as of today. In terms of publishers, we are happy to see that over 400 publishers are included in DOAB as we strive to improve the coverage of the directory.
To celebrate this new milestone we took a closer look at the DOAB platform. Check out the key figures on publications per language, publication period and the distribution of licenses below.

SCOSS Campaign – halfway financial sustainability target

Thanks to new pledges of support from Canada, France and the Netherlands we surpassed the halfway point of our SCOSS campaign. Currently, we are at 60% of our financial target. In these challenging times, we are grateful for the worldwide support for DOAB and OAPEN and commitment to OA books. Have a look at the updated supporter page on the DOAB platform here, now consisting of nearly 50 SCOSS supporters and DOAB members.

We welcome and encourage additional libraries and funders to consider becoming a SCOSS supporter and help us in achieving our financial sustainability target.

For more information regarding the SCOSS campaign please contact Tom Mosterd at

For more information regarding any other DOAB related matters please contact Lotte Kruijt at

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