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Open Access Resources: OA Journals

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Beall's List of Predatory, Open-Access Publishers - Metadata

"Predatory, open-access publishers are those that unprofessionally exploit the author-pays model of open-access publishing (Gold OA) for their own profit. Typically, these publishers spam professional email lists, broadly soliciting article submissions for the clear purpose of gaining additional income. Operating essentially as vanity presses, these publishers typically have a low article acceptance threshold, with a false-front or non-existent peer review process."

General Open Access Journals

AATA(Abstracts of International Conservation Literature)

AATA Online is a comprehensive database of over 117,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.


BOAI - Journal Business Guides

The Budapest Open Access Initiative arises from a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001. The purpose of the meeting was to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet.


  • DOAJ
    The Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 4818 journals in the directory. Currently 1927 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 367890 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
  • HighWire
    HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth! As of 4/12/10, we are assisting in the online publication of 2,008,453 free full-text articles and 6,247,270 total articles. There are 16 sites with free trial periods, and 45 completely free sites. 287 sites have free back issues, and 1222 sites have pay per view!
  • Journal TOCs
    You can search the latest Table of Contents (TOCs) of 13,244 journals collected from 433 publishers. More journals are added continuously. You can start by searching for TOCs by journal title or by keywords (searching 339,689 TOC articles). You also can browse TOCs by publisher or by subject. 
    Then, if you click on a journal title, the latest Table of Contents will be displayed.
  • JURN
    A curated academic search-engine, indexing 3,593 free ejournals in the arts & humanities.
  • NewJour
    This is the archive for the Internet list for new journals and newsletters available on the Internet.
  • OpenJ-Gate
    A service by Informatics dedicated to the promotion of the Open Access movement for scholarly journals
  • ResearchNow
    ResearchNow allows you to Search or Browse through peer-reviewed Berkeley Electronic Press journals, plus a wealth of unrestricted working paper series, preprints, monographs, and other content from institutional and subject-matter repositories hosted by bepress.
  • Social and Human Sciences Online Periodicals-UNESCO
    Social and Human Sciences Online Periodicals website has been updated recently (March 2004) and now includes around 700 references of e-periodicals specialized in social and human sciences. The selected periodicals give free access to all or part of their recent articles. Our list covers the major social and human sciences disciplines and is organized under 33 topics. 
  • SpringerOpen Journals
    SpringerOpen gives you the opportunity to publish open access in all areas of science. It makes it easier than ever for you to comply with open access mandates, retain copyright and benefit from Springer's trusted brand.

  • OpenAire
    OpenAIREplus (2nd Generation of Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) was launched in Pisa in early December. The 30 month project, funded by the EC 7th Framework Programme, will work in tandem with OpenAIRE, extending the mission further to facilitate access to the entire Open Access scientific production of the European Research Area, providing cross-links from publications to data and funding schemes. This large-scale project brings together 41 pan-European partners, including three cross-disciplinary research communities.

Subject Based Journal Article Collections

  • BEPress - Berkeley Electronic Press
    A collection of Economics, Business, Marketing, and Law journals with a scattering of political science, public affairs, science/technology, and humanities titles. NOTE: BEPress uses a "quasi-open access" model where users are required to fill out a guest form identifying their local library, which then gets subscription information.
  • BioMed Central (BMC)
    over 100 Open Access journals in the life sciences and medicine.
  • CogPrints
    Papers in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, biology, and other disciplines related to cognitive science. 
  • Free Full Text Journals in Chemistry
    Online chemistry journals available either in full or in a trial. Separate lists for educational and Russian journals. 
    Eprints in the Scientific and Technical fields 
  • PubMed Central
    a digital archive of biomedical literature, sponsored and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Some very recent material may be indexed before the online access is available. Full text articles are linked directly from the PubMed version of MEDLINE. 
  • Social Science Research Network
Abstracts and full papers both submitted by the authors and harvested from partner publishers' databases. Topics include Accounting, Economics, Information Systems, Legal Scholarship, Management, Marketing, Negotiation, and Social Insurance. Search by keyword or browse by topic. Some articles are pay-for-access. 
Marine and aquatic sciences resources (articles, papers, presentations, etc.)
The collection of a consortium of 12 natural history and botanical libraries, including digitized books and journals. Especially strong in 19th century writings. See BioStor (below) for additional searching options.
  • BioStor
    Search interface and tools for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (see above) and related resources. Citation searches, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley integration, etc.
  • Papers in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, biology, and other disciplines related to cognitive science.
      E-prints in information and library science

Open Access National Journals

  • Atatürk Üniversitesi Open Journal System (OJS)
    Atatürk Üniversitesi sorumluluğunda yayınlanan akademik dergi, bülten ve gazeteden oluşan toplam 17 süreli yayının on-line dergiye dönüştürülmüştür. Şu ana kadar 9 akademik dergi ve iki bülten üzerinde sürdürülen işlemler tamamlanmıştır. Toplam 211 sayı içinde yayınlanan 2844 makaleye tam metin erişim söz konusudur. Proje tamamlandığında tam metin erişilebilir makale sayısı 5775 olacaktır.
  • Türk Geriatri Dergisi / Turkish Journal Of Geriatrics
    "Turkısh Journal Of Gerıatrıcs";Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Social Scisearch, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, Index Copernicus Master List, EMBASE, SCOPUS ve TÜBİTAK - ULAKBİM "TÜRK TIP DİZİNİ" kapsamında yer almaktadır.

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