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The journals cover all areas of biology and medicine and include broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Retrovirology and BMC Genomics. BioMed Central also operates Chemistry Central. The same platform also provides access to SpringerOpen, a range of fully open access journals and books from Springer.
MNRAS is a popular journal amongst University of St Andrews academics. It has a very liberal archiving policy, allowing authors to post publisher pdfs immediately upon publication to repositories such as arXiv and Research@StAndrews:FullText. This makes Green Open Access easier to implement as there are no embargo periods.
Many institutions now provide archives of electronic theses, and a large number are open access.
DOAJ is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. Indexes over 8,800 journals and contains over 1 million searchable articles .
OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records, representing free digital resources from over 1,000 open access collections worldwide. Most records are 'harvested' from archives and repositories via the 'Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting' (OAI-PMH)
The Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each repository has been visited by project staff to give a quality-controlled list of repositories. The OpenDOAR search lets you search the contents of over 2,000 repositories listed in OpenDOAR for freely available academic research information.
The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Like OpenDOAR, ROAR has an option to search for a particular repository, or for open access content (http://roar.eprints.org/content.html)
The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. This portal provides access to to content produced and stored using bepress’s widely used Digital Commons publishing and institutional repository platform. the interface allows you to explore by subject area.
Subject and institutional repositories
Individual repositories provide open access content for specific subject areas or from institutions and research organisations.
St Andrews Research Repository is an open access digital repository for the University's research outputs and scholarly content. The repository contains over 2,500 items including e-theses, research publications, ebooks, reports and digitised material from the Library's Special Collections.
Open access to over 800,000 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. ArXiv is operated by Cornell University. Submissions are reviewed by expert moderators to verify that they follow accepted standards of scholarly communication.
RePEc is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 75 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. It contains over 1.2 million research items including working papers and journal articles. Search for all RePEc contents at IDEAS (http://ideas.repec.org/)
SSRN is devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN is made up of specialised research networks including Classics, Philosophy and Political Science Networks. It provides access to over 380,000 full text documents through the SSRN eLibrary (http://papers.ssrn.com/)