DOAJ started its ambassador program in 2016 for Global South countries like in China, India, Africa, Latin America. Now this program is expanded to Indonesia, Japan and Korea. As Editor and Ambassador in China I also worked very closely with editors in other Asia countries, especially with Korean editors. Since November 2016, the number of Korean journals in DOAJ has been increased from 27 to 58 which is doubled. Also being invited I published an article titled Quality Open Access publishing and Registration to Directory of Open Access Journals, explaining the DOAJ criteria in Science Editing which is a ESCI, Scopus and DOAJ indexed journal.
On 31 Oct 2016 which is exactly one year ago, I have been invited as DOAJ ambassador to give a presentation to Korean editors about how to be registered in DOAJ by Korea Federation of Science and Technology.
Starting from 31 Oct 2017, more than 20 professionals applied to be DOAJ ambassador in Korea and co-organized by Korean Council of Science Editors, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, National Library and Korea, DOAJ is having a 4-days training to the candidates and will appoint its ambassador by the end of this training program. Tom the Editor in Chief of DOAJ, Leena the ambassador for India and I are the trainer for this training.