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Open Access Journals

Open Access Journals

25.10.2016 09:24

Reliable information can also found freely online, as long as you know where to look. Here are a few tips on free online journals.

Open Access WeekThis week is the international Open Access Week. That is why for once we librarians ignore our precious e-collections and tell you about free online information. Here are a few services that give you free access to fulltext articles.

DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains ca. 9000 open access journals covering all areas of human knowledge. All articles have been peer reviewed. 

BioMed Central

Nearly 300 journals focusing on biology, clinical medicine and health. Articles have been peer reviewed. 


Highwire Press offers access to 177 scientific publications on several fields.

PLOS (Public Library of Science)

Seven scientific online journals. PLOS started as an American service but now has a European editorial office, as well. 

*Open access, OA, refers to the free accessibility of information. However, most often it is used to refer to the free accessibility of scientific information and research data.