DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high-quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. All DOAJ services are free of charge, including being indexed. All data is freely available. Directory of Open Access Journals-DOAJ is an indexing and abstracting service for scholarly open access journals. The Higher Education Commission-HEC of Pakistan recognizes DOAJ indexing. Therefore, if a research journal listed in DOAJ is delisted, it is also removed by HEC from HEC’s Journal Recognition System-HJRS. Journals of 80 different languages are indexed in DOAJ. DOAJ covers research journals of 130 countries. In total, 17,564 research journals are included in the database of DOAJ, out of which 12,275 journals do not have Article Processing Charges-APCs. Therefore, this directory has 7,398,447 articles with open access to all the viewers. RBE is in the process of getting indexed in DOAJ.
It is a local indexing service developed indigenously. Many research journals published in Pakistan, particularly in local languages, are indexed in Tehqeeqat. HEC also recognizes the indexing of a journal in Tehqeeqat. We have started the processing of indexing in Tehqeeqat.
Open-access database, OAJI (Open Academic Journals Index), was established on Jule 4, 2013. Conceived in 2013 as a database for scientific journals, it was developed in 2014 into a full-text platform for the submission of peer-reviewed papers as well. The database is serviced by Cherkas Global University’s research information lab. RBE is in the process of getting indexed in OAJI.