Open Access Journals

By , October 24, 2006 6:45 pm

A new database that is available on the Library Website is the Directory of Open Access Journals. This database covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and
scholarly journals with the aim to cover all subjects and languages.

  • There
    are now 2,433 journals in the directory.
  • Currently 714 journals are searchable at article level.
  • As of today 119,344 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

Open Access Journals are peer-reviewed or editorial-quality journals that are freely available online. They define open access journals as journals that use a funding model
that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. From the
BOAI definition of “open access”, they won’t include a journal in the directory unless the users have the right to “read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts” of the articles.

Journals can be browsed by subject or searched by keyword. Once you get to the journal, you can browse by issue/year or even search some of the journals for a keyword in a particular article. These are online journals being made open-access by their publishers via their own websites, so the features and functions will vary.

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