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Open Access Resources: Journals and Books

Get more information about what Open Access means, and find OA resources in a variety of formats to support your research and teaching.

Journals Recently Added to DOAJ

The Directory of Open Access Journals contains over 10,000 journals and is growing all the time. Journals in DOAJ must meet standards for inclusion. Here are some titles that were recently added to the directory:

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OA Journals

Open access journals are not by definition lower quality than subscription-based journals. Peter Suber says it best: "OA journals can use the same peer review procedures, the same standards, and even the same people as toll access (TA) journals.  This isn't hypothetical, and actually happens whenever established TA journals convert to OA.  The key variables in journal quality are the quality of authors, the quality of editors, and the quality of referees, all of which are independent of the journal's price or medium."

Our Scholar OneSearch discovery system contains journal articles from many open access sources, such as the Public Library of Science and BioMed Central.

If you're interested in publishing your work in an open access journal, use the Directory of Open Access Journals to find journals in particular disciplines.

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Start an OA Journal

Want to publish your own open access journal? You can! We offer a hosted platform, Open Journal Systems (OJS), for members of the Northeastern community to publish journals. For more information, please visit our Digital Publishing website.

Read more about what's involved in publishing an OA journal at the Open Access Journal Publishing Resource Index.

Open Access Books

Books can be shared online as well as journal articles! Some are in the public domain, meaning they are not protected by copyright law, while others are specifically licensed for open access use.