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Open Access Publishing

Definition of Open Access

Open Access Search Engines and Bibliographies

OAIster
Searches for and retrieves open access/freely available digital resources from institutions and organizations around the world; BioMed Central, PubMed Central and other open access and self-archiving repositiories are searched by this service.

OpenDOAR: The Directory of Open Access Repositories
This site lists, describes and indexes digital repositories that are open to public searching and data harvesting.

University of Maryland Libraries, Virtual Technical Reports Center: EPrints, Preprints, & Technical Reports on the Web
 "Institutions listed here provide either full-text reports, or searchable extended abstracts of their technical reports". Alphabetical by institution name  (from
OpCit Project) 

 Subject Directory of Open Access Sites

All Topics | Agriculture | Business | Computer Science | Economics | Education | History | Information Science | Language | Mathematics | Medicine | Political Science | Psychology | Science | Sociology

All Topics

 eScholarship Repository
This free, open-access repository infrastructure supports the full range of scholarly output, from pre-publication materials to journals and peer-reviewed series.

Open Access Directory - Data Repositories  This is a list of repositories and databases for open data.

Open Access Directory - Discipline Repositories This is a list of OA disciplinary respositories (also called central or subject repositories). Unless otherwise noted, they accept relevant deposits regardless of the author's institutional affiliation.

University of Maryland Libraries, Virtual Technical Reports Center: EPrints, Preprints, & Technical Reports on the Web
 "Institutions listed here provide either full-text reports, or searchable extended abstracts of their technical reports". Alphabetical by institution name  (from
OpCit Project) 

Agriculture

Organic Eprints Organic Eprints is an international open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture. The archive contains full-text papers in electronic form together with bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata.

Business

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc., working papers and abstracts are provided by journals, publishers, and institutions for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary, which consists of two parts: a database containing abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, and an Electronic Paper Collection of downloadable full-text documents. SSRN is composed of specialized research networks/journals in the social sciences: Accounting, Economics, Financial Economics, Legal Scholarship, Management, Negotiations.  
 

Computer Science

Citeseer
(1998-  , aka ResearchIndex), developed at NEC Research Institute, NJ, USA, caches openly accessible full-text research papers on computer science found on the Web in Postscript and PDF format for autonomous citation indexing. 

Computing Research Repository (CoRR)
An open computer science repository, for preprints and papers that are not published elsewhere. Click on "Search the Repository".

Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity Research reports, surveys and books in computational complexity.

Economics 

EconPapers  A collection of links to working papers, journal articles, software and books on economics.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc., working papers and abstracts are provided by journals, publishers, and institutions for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary, which consists of two parts: a database containing abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, and an Electronic Paper Collection of downloadable full-text documents. SSRN is composed of specialized research networks/journals in the social sciences: Accounting, Economics, Financial Economics, Legal Scholarship, Management, Negotiations.  
 

Education

British Education Index (1997-  )
A freely accessible database of the full text of conference papers, working papers and electronic literature which supports educational research, policy and practice, initially a project in the JISC Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme, administered by the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, Great Britain..

ERIC  is a comprehensive database containing abstracts of journal articles, reports, curriculum guides, conference proceedings, etc.  It covers all areas of education at all age and grade levels.  ERIC Documents 1993+ are now freely available online.  Documents before 1993 are in the library on microfiche.  The library's microfiche subscription ended with ED455358.

History

History Cooperative
Provides full text access to recent issues of several top history journals.

Information Science

D-Lib Magazine
A solely online journal with a focus on issues related to digital libraries, including articles on new technologies, applications, and social and economic issues.
 

Digital Information in the Information Research Field
Listing of sources of online information and research in the fields of information management, information science, and information systems.   The site includes journals and newsletters which contain at least a portion of free material.

E-LIS, E-Prints in Library and Information Science  

Language

Open Language Archives Community (OLAC)
OLAC, the Open Language Archives Community, is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources by: (i) developing consensus on best current practice for the digital archiving of language resources, and (ii) developing a network of interoperating repositories and services for housing and accessing such resources.

Mathematics

Front for the arXiv

Mathematics Preprint Search System

Medicine

Biomed Central
BioMed Central is an independent commercial publishing house that provides open access to biomedical research.  

Free Medical Journals
A web site collecting links to medical journals that offer their contents online free of charge. In addition to linking to free online medical journals, the site classifies them by the lag time between print publication and free online access (no lag time, one year, two years, etc.), and by language.

PubMed Central
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature..

Political Science 

DOAJ: Political Science
Journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals that pertain specifically to the field of political science. 

Psychology

CogPrints
An electronic archive for self-archived papers on cognition. Areas included are: psychology, neuroscience, linguistics,  computer science,  philosophy, biology, medicine, and anthropology as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

History and Theory of Psychology Eprint Archive (HTP Prints)
An archive of online papers in psychology and the history of psychology.  In addition to journal articles, this resource archives papers that are not suited to  traditional journals in the field, e.g. conference papers, highly illustrated papers, longer essays, literature reviews, papers with a highly specific focus.

Psycoloquy
Articles and peer commentary in all areas of psychology as well as cognitive science, neuroscience, behavioral biology, artificial intelligence, robotics/vision, linguistics and philosophy (Eprints.org archive).

Science

arXiv
Main administration site at Cornell University, multiple mirrors worldwide, manages access to research papers.
 

Astronomy Preprints & Abstracts
Hosted by National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA, linked list of sites, includes institutional preprint servers. 

CERN Document Server (CDS)
Searchable Web interface to bibliographic records, including  documents in particle physics and related areas, covers preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs.
 

E-Print Network
The Department of Energy's E-Print Network provides access to electronic preprints in science and technology available from diverse sites.

Highwire Press
Highwire Press is an e-publishing company based at Stanford University.  Some issues of its journals are free.

Information Bridge
Provided by US Department of Energy (DOE), has open source to full-text and bibliographic records of DOE research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics. Contains full-text documents produced and made available by the DOE National Laboratories and grantees from 1995 forward.

NCEAS Data Repository  Contains data sets about ecology.

NTRS, NASA Technical Reports Server
Searches for aerospace related bibliographic citations and links you to the publisher of the information.  Some articles are free. 

PhilSci Archive
An electronic archive for preprints of articles in the philosophy of science.
 

PLoS: Public Library of Science
Seven peer-reviewed open access journals: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS ONE, and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
  

Sociology

WWW Virtual Library: Sociology Electronic Journals and Newsletters
Collection of publications dealing at least to some extent with sociology.  Some free full text journals mixed in with abstract listings and subscription journals.

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