THE STATE MANAGEMENT OF SCIENCE IN AFRICA HAS PROVED ITS LEADING POSITION IN CARING FOR ITS SCIENTISTS
DOAJ is confirmed as a key index for African journals
Recognizing DOAJ as a key index for journals in other countries will be a positive factor in reducing the monopoly of Web of Science and Scopus. Science knows no boundaries, so when the procedure for assessing the quality of scientific work is monopolized, science itself suffers. And the evidence of this statement lies on the surface: any author, referring to his/her manuscript to some journal, asks the first question: "Is this journal included in the Web of Science and Scopus?". That is, the main thing for the creator of a scientific work is not the desire to share his developments with the world, but the desire to satisfy the formal requirements of the ministries according to the criterion of belonging of the journal to two "promoted" resources. At the same time, it is surprising that in most cases access to the publication is closed by these resources, which significantly reduces its chances of being seen and appreciated by the world community. It is this problem that is being solved, placement of the publication in DOAJ, as a platform with strict criteria for the selection of journals, confirming that the quality of publications in such journals may be higher than the quality of publications in journals indexed by Web of Science and Scopus.