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Open Access Research

This guide contains information about open access resources and events held by the University Library.

Open Access Week

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

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Learn About Open Access

Open Access Faculty Panel Discussion

Open Access Journals

The resources below are portals to open access, scholarly journals.

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    DOAJ aims to be a comprehensive portal for quality, scholarly open access journals.
  • Directory of Open Access Scholarly Journals in Education
    The Education Research Global Observatory maintains a complete and current directory of open access peer-reviewed journals in education.
  • BioMed Central - is a United Kingdom-based, for-profit scientific publisher specialising in open access journal publication. BioMed Central publishes 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals in STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) disciplines. BioMed Central is owned by Springer Science+ Business Media.
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS)  is an inclusive, nonprofit, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE, publishes peer-reviewed journals in science and medecine. One PLoS publication, PLoS One, has an efficient, innovative peer-review process that results in the publication of all technically sound papers.
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