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Open Access: OA Resources & News


DOAJ - directory of Open Access journals.

DOAB - directory of Open Access books.

COAR - confederation of Open Access repositories.

ROAR -  registry of Open Access repositories.

ROAD - directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources.

OpenDOAR - directory of Open Access repositories around the world.

Sherpa/Romeo - database of publishers' policies, in particular for self-archiving.

Sherpa/Juliet - grant funders' publishing requirements for authors who've received grant awards.

Creative Commons - provides free licenses that enable authors to control copyright.  FAQ about CC.

SPARC - provides a free author addendum to enable authors to modify copyright.

SPARC, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) - brings together representatives from North American universities with established faculty open access policies and those in the process of developing such policies.

OASIS - Open Access Sourcebook.  Self-Archiving FAQ available.

OASPA - Community of Open Access journal publishers whose members adhere to a Professional Code of Conduct.

Open Access Directory - listing numerous OA resources  and terms, composed by Simmons College.

PeerJ - scientific open access journal.

Peter Suber leading voice in the Open Access movement.

eLife - open access journal, non-profit science publishing collaboration between funders and practitioners of research

e-prints - repository software that supports research papers, theses, preprints, postprints, etc. Contains an informative OA blog - Cornell University's eprints in quantitative biology, physics, statistics, and more.

PLoS - Public Library of Science produces seven peer-reviewed OA journals

PMC (formerly called PubMed Central) - freely accessible digital archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature.  

BioMed Central - publishes 237 peer-reviewed Open Access journals.

Hindawi Publishing Corp. - publishes more than 300 Open Access journals.

Sage Open - publish peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format.

Elsevier - Articles published in their Open Access journals are made available for everyone to access immediately upon publication. Browse their open access journal directory and filter by specific subject.

Springer - Open Choice Program

Science Commons - an effort to share scientific research and technology through Open publishing.

Open Access Week - a global event scheduled each year in October promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

PLoS HowOpenIsIt? -  Open Access Spectrum (OAS) guide provides standardized Open Access terminology in an easily understandable, comprehensive resource

Think Check Submit - Choose the right journal for your research. Site has an easy-to-use checklist that researchers can consult when investigating whether a journal can be trusted

News Feed

Disclaimer: The accuracy of these feeds is dependent on Google News. All efforts have been made to retrieve on target citations, however on occasion it is possible to view an article not about Open Access because keyword(s) in the search strategy appears in the article but not in the right context.

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