Open Access Electronic Journals and Articles

See our Open Access pages for information and support at Aberystwyth University.

Information of Organisations and Research Journal Collections:

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.

OAIster | Home is a union catalogue of digital resources. OAIster provides access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). OAIster can be searched by Title, Author/Creator, Subject, Language or Entire Record. Searches can also be limited by resource type (text, image, audio, video, dataset) and sorted by title, author, date and hit frequency.

SPARC , The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries. The SPARC Open Access Newsletter is available here:

Directory of open access journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals aiming to cover all subjects and languages. The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Library Publishing Media – an open-access publisher based at Oxford (UK) – was established in support of the global open access movement and to promote excellence In biomedical sciences. All LibPubMedia electronic publications are freely available to everyone without the need for subscription.

PubMed Central  is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). With PubMed Central, NLM has taken the lead in preserving and maintaining access to the electronic literature.

BioMed Central is a Science, Technology and Medicine publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings.

Public Library of Science is a non-profit OA organisation of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. All material published by the Public Library of Science, whether submitted to or created by PLoS, is published under an open access license that allows unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Digital Library and Archives : Digital Library and Archives (DLA) provides access to scholarly electronic journals that are peer-reviewed, full text and accessible without cost. Journal range from topics in education, engineering, literature to technology, philosophy and libraries science. Most journals are available in both PDF and HTML.

African Journals Online: AJOL is the world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals. In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to make African-origin research output available to Africans and to the rest of the world. AJOL is a Non-Profit Organisation based in South Africa.

The Electronic Library of Mathematics :Established 1996, ELibM is the longest-running and largest open access repository in mathematics. The Electronic Library of Mathematics contains online journals, article collections, monographs, and other electronic resources in the field of mathematics. All material is in electronic form and access is generally free, except for some periodicals with a "moving wall", i.e., a certain delay period after which resources become freely available.

E-LIS (E-prints for Library and Information Science): An international open access archive for e-prints related to Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application disciplines. E-LIS aims to further the OA philosophy by making available papers in LIS and related fields. it is a free-access international archive.

HighWire Press : A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1276 journals and 6,104,489 full text articles from over 140 scholarly publishers. HighWire-hosted publishers have collectively made 1,936,285 articles free .

Open Humanities Press: Open Humanities Press is an international open access publishing collective in critical and cultural theory. A diversity of critical approaches and voices is central to OHP's mission to foster leading research in the humanities. OHP aims to be internationally diverse in its content, editorial process and, as an open access publisher, makes its scholarly literature freely available to anyone with an internet connection around the world.

Penn State Free Math Journals: An extensive list of mathematical journals from Penn State University. the list contains Electronic Journals and Printed Journals (some available electronically).

Organic e-prints : 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.

SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) is a major source of Open Access Science, Technology and Medicine literature from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.