These directories can be used to help discover OA publications:
- Directory of Open Access Journals A directory of over 5000 academic, peer reviewed OA journals (almost 2300 of which are article searchable).
- Directory of Open Access Books A directory of over 30,000 academic, peer reviewed OA books
- OpenDOAR Directory of academic Open Access repositories.
- OAIster search engine A collection of academically-oriented digital resources searchable by anyone.
- Registry of Open Access Repositories, ROAR
- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
An international organization dedicated to promoting the creation, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations.
- Open Access Map
The Open Access Map displays the locations of all types of OA-related initiatives, including funding policies, government documents, university mandates, repositories, and Open Access journals.
Educational materials organized in small modules and freely available to be customized as you wish. An initiative of Rice University.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
An index providing access to over 1 million full-text open access graduate theses and dissertations from institutions in Canada, United States, and all over the world.
These publishers give authors the option to pay a fee to make their article immediately open access, although the publisher still retains copyright. This hybrid model of open access does not always apply to the publisher's full suite of journals.
Many publishers hosted by HighWire Press offer free access to the back-files of biomedical journals.
What is Sherpa/RoMEO
Sherpa/RoMEO is a searchable database of publisher policies on the self-archiving of journal articles on the web and in Open Access repositories. The archiving rights policy for each publisher's entry is coded according to a colour category.
- green can archive pre-print amd post-print or publisher's version / PDF
- blue can archive post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF
- yellow can archive pre-print (i.e. pre-refereeing)
- white archiving not formally supported
All open access journals allow archiving and can be taken as RoMEO "green". "Gold" is not a RoMEO colour category, but is often used to describe publishers of open access journals.
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