Open Access Journals

Open Access Journals

Open-access journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader "without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself." Some are subsidized, and some require payment on behalf of the author. Subsidized journals are financed by an academic institution, learned society or a government information center; those requiring payment are typically financed by money made available to researchers for the purpose from a public or private funding agency, as part of a research grant. There have also been several modifications of open-access journals that have considerably different natures: hybrid open-access journals and delayed open-access journals.

Open-access journals (sometimes called the "gold road to open access") are one of the two general methods for providing open access. The other one (sometimes called the "green road") is self-archiving in a repository. The publisher of an open-access journal is known as an "open-access publisher", and the process, "open-access publishing".

In successively looser senses, open-access journals may be considered as:

  • Journals entirely open access
  • Journals with research articles open access (hybrid open-access journals)
  • Journals with some research articles open access (hybrid open-access journals)
  • Journals with some articles open access and the other delayed access
  • Journals with delayed open access (delayed open-access journals)
  • Journals permitting self-archiving of articles


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Open Access Journals - History
... Many journals have been subsidized ever since the beginnings of scientific journals ... researchers, and even to provide for others to publish in such journals, to build up the prestige of these journals and their visibility ... The first digital-only, free journals (eventually to be called "open-access journals") were published on the Internet in the late 1980s ...
Delayed Open Access Journal
... Delayed open-access journals are traditional subscription-based journals that provide open access or free access upon the elapse of an embargo period following the ... A journal subscription or an individual article purchase fee would be required to access the materials before this embargo period ends ... Some delayed open-access journals also deposit their publications in open repositories when the author is bound by an (immediate or delayed) open-acce ...
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... See also CategoryDelayed open access journals, CategoryHybrid open access journals, and CategoryOpen access journals List of open-access journals ...
List Of Academic Databases And Search Engines
... academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, or in repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles ... giving bibliographic information about finding books and journal articles ... "free" or "subscription" can refer both to the availability of the database or of the journal articles included ...
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... Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Journals4Free JournalSeek LivRe Open J-Gate University of Nevada Collection of Free Electronic Journals RevistasCSIC.es ... Jan Szczepanski's lists of OA-journals For a more complete list, see the category, Open access journals List of open access journals with Wikipedia entries ...

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