Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access licence. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository.

Bioline International

Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. It provides open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. The journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity.

Directory of Open Access Resources (OpenDOAR)

The Directory of Open Access Resources (OpenDOAR) aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative list of academic open access repositories for end-users who wish to find particular archives or who wish to break down repositories by locale, content or other measures. Users can search for repositories by the following regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, North America, and South America​ is a global science gateway, providing one-stop searching of over 90 national and international scientific databases and portals from more than 70 countries. Users can search and translate 400 million pages of science and technology information. Resources available via WorldWideScience include DOAJ and all the Journals Online projects (JOLs).

Project MUSE

Project MUSE provides online access to 500 full-text journals from 200 non-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences.


Bookboon's free online textbooks for students are focused and to the point. They are all written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.

Cooperative African Newspapers Project

A new project to create an electronic database of holdings information for newspapers (all formats and all languages) published in sub-Saharan Africa. Initially it will consolidate holdings information for collections in North America, but will later expand to include holdings of libraries in Africa, Europe, and elsewhere. The project is sponsored by the Africana Librarians Council (ALC) of the [US] African Studies Association, and the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).


Leading electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and areas of computer science, philosophy, biology, the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources (ROAD)

ROAD, the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources, is a service offered by the ISSN International Centre with the support of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO. ROAD provides a free access to a subset of the ISSN Register. This subset comprises bibliographic records which describe scholarly resources in Open Access which have been assigned an ISSN by the ISSN Network : journals, conference proceedings and academic repositories.

Electronic Journals Library

The Electronic Journals Library is a service offered by the University Library of Regensburg to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the Internet. At the moment, it contains 19540 titles, among them 2195 online-only journals, covering all subjects. 7414 journals can be read free-of-charge.


E-LIS is an open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related disciplines. It offers free access to "e-prints in library and information science" research papers.

HighWire Press

HighWire Press at Stanford University develops and maintains the web versions of important journals in biomedicine and other disciplines. A list of journals with free full-text articles online is available.

Information Research is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is hosted, and given technical support, by Lund University Libraries, Sweden and editorial support by the University of Borås , Sweden.

Journals Online

The journals online provide access to online journals published in-country and covering a wide range of academic displines. The objective of the Journals Online is to give greater visibility to the participating journals and the research they convey. They provide information on each participating journal, including aims and scope, contact details and general information. It also provides tables of contents and abstracts (where available) for all articles published within these journals. Many full text articles are also available.

· Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL)

· Latin American Journals Online (LAMJOL)

· Mongolia Journals Online (MongoliaJOL)

· Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL)

· Philippines Journals Online (PhilJOL)

· Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL)

· Vietnam Journals Online (VJOL)


JournalTOCs is a free current awareness service aimed at researchers worldwide. You can use JournalTOCs to keep up-to-date with the latest Tables of Contents from over 22,000 journals, including over 5,700 Open Access journals.

National Academies Press

The National Academies Press (NAP) allows readers in most developing countries to obtain Academies reports free from the NAP Web site in portable document format (PDF). Access is also available to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a multidisciplinary journal that spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. It is published weekly in print and daily online in PNAS Early Edition.

OATs: Open Access Textbooks LibGuide

The OATs Libguide provides access to descriptions and links to known initiatives and organizations that support the development and promotion of Open Access textbooks, and to OA and low-cost e-books and textbook catalogs and databases.

Open Science Directory

The Open Science Directory has been developed by EBSCO and the Hasselt University Library based upon a request by marine information management experts collaborating within the framework of the IOCs (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO) IODE (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange) programme. The goal is to create a global search tool for all open access and special programs journal titles. About 13,000 journals are now available in the Open Science Directory.



ScienceOpen, is a next generation Open Access platform that builds on the premise that scholarly publishing is not an end in itself, but the beginning of a dialogue to move research forward. It combines over 1 million articles from all areas of modern science, the humanities and social sciences with collaborative pre-publication workspaces, immediate publication and post-publication peer-review.

Social Sciences Directory

Social Sciences Directory is a multi-disciplinary open access journal that was set up to provide low-cost publishing opportunities and respond to changing user behaviour.

Multi-disciplinary Science

The following is a list of links to and information about about multi-disciplinary Science e-resources. These resources are open access and freely available to all.

African Journal Archive

The African Journal Archive is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa. Journal articles hosted on the Archive extend back to the first issue (if available) and end with the last pre-current issue (determined by the publisher). The website comprises over 700 issues and 150,000 pages of journal archives of academic, scholarly, institutional, museums, and professional research organizations in Africa. Online access to the archive is free of charge to Africa and the world.

De Gruyter Open

De Gruyter Open (formerly Versita) is one of the world’s leading publishers of open access scientific content. Today De Gruyter Open (DGO) publishes about 400 own and third-party scholarly journals across all major disciplines.

Indian Academy of Sciences

The prestigious peer-reviewed journals of the Indian Academy of Sciences are available online free to all users. Publications cover the physical sciences, life sciences, physics, mathematics, chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, plant sciences, animal sciences, and modern biology, materials science, astrophysics and astronomy, genetics plus the journal Resonance, aimed at improving the quality of science education and teaching.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A non-governmental research organisation conducting inter-disciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis' (IIASA) charter stipulates that all its research findings should be freely disseminated worldwide. The full-text of the iIIASA's publications can be downloaded from its website at no charge. The contents of this catalogue can be browsed by author, date, project, subject or type, or the required publication can be located using a simple keyword search. A free quarterly newsletter, Options, is also available. IIASA is a member of ICSU.


PeerJ is an Open Access publisher that makes access to research free to all and affordable to publish for researchers & their institutions.
PeerJ provides academics with two Open Access publication venues: PeerJ (a peer-reviewed academic journal) and PeerJPrePrints (a 'pre-print server'). Both are focused on the Biological and Medical Sciences.

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

PLOS is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. PLOS engages in Open Access advocacy, innovation, and publication of scientific research, making articles immediately available for everyone online, free of restrictions. The organization launched its first journal in 2003 and now publishes PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Pathogens, and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. PLOS is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with additional offices in Cambridge, UK

PubMed Central

PubMed Central is an open access web-based archive of journal literature for all of the life sciences. It is being developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

SciELO Scientific Electronic Library Online

The objective of the site is to implement an electronic virtual library, providing full access to a collection of serial titles (from Brazil, Cuba and Chile in a broad range of subjects languages ie Portuguese, Spanish and English), a collection of issues from individual serial titles, as well as to the full text of articles. The access to both serial titles and articles is available via indexes and search forms. There are separate portals in Portuguese and Spanish