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Open Access

Open Access is a publishing and distribution model that provides free, unrestricted access to research outputs such as journal articles and books. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results content is open to all with no access fees.

Open Access Books

Hathi Trust

Digital library containing over 8 million books (as well as other digitized materials) from research libraries and cultural institutions around the world, mainly digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiative. Full text searching of all materials is available. The collection is largely older titles in the public domain.

Directory of Open Access Books

Searchable directory of over 15,000 academic, peer-reviewed books covering all major subject areas.

Open Book Publishers

Founded by academics at the University of Cambridge, they publish open-access monographs and textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences

OAPEN

Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) has a digital repository containing over 1500 academic, peer-reviewed books across all disciplines.

Directory of Open Access Books

A discovery service for open access books operated by the OAPEN foundation. This online directory contains over 15,000 academic, peer-reviewed books and chapters covering all disciplines.

World Digital Library

A collaborative project from the US Library of Congress and UNESCO that makes available thousands of significant primary source materials (including books) from libraries, archives and museums around the world

Open Access Journals

Open Repositories

Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of freely accessible journals and articles across all major subject areas. Over 12,000 journals and 3 million articles available through the searchable database.

Digital Commons Network

Over 2 million full-text scholarly articles and other research works from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.

PubMed Central

PubMed Central is a full-text, open access database with articles from the biomedical and life science disciplines. PubMed Central is administered by the National Library of Medicine .

arXiv

Pre-print repository hosted by Cornell University covers scholarship in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, economics, and statistics.

bioRxiv

Modeled after ArXiv, this repository is a pre-print archive for the biological sciences. Administered by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Open Publishers

PLOS Journals

Public Library of Science publishes several well-established open access, peer-reviewed journals that cover a range of disciplines in the sciences including PLOS Biology, PLOS One, and PLOS Medicine.

Springer Open

Springer publishes a number of open access journals through it's Springer Open publishing arm. These journals cover areas in science, medicine, humanities and the social sciences.

Open Library of Humanities

A high-profile initiative to establish a non-profit open access publisher for the humanities and social sciences. The Open Library of Humanities publishes and supports 23 journals.

Open Humanities Press

A scholar-led, open access publishing collective, Open Humanities Press publishes a selective list of independently-produced open access journals in critical and cultural theory.

Ubiquity Press

British-based open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. Ubiquity press publishes 60 journals covering a range of subjects and disciplines.

Cogitatio Press

Open access publisher with journals in the areas of Media and Communication, Politics and Governance, Social Inclusion and Urban Planning.