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What is an Open Access Journal?
Open Access (OA) stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse. Here’s why that matters.
Most publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles must pay to access them. Anyone who wants to use the articles in any way must obtain permission from the publisher and is often required to pay an additional fee.
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Open Access Journals
Search Open Access Journals:
BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) publisher with an open access publishing model.
Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
NASA is preserving and providing public access to peer-reviewed papers from NASA-funded research beginning in 2016.
Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.
Wiley Open Access
Wiley Open Access publishes a number of online journals across biological, chemical and health sciences. "Browse Journals" or search across "all areas."