What are 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.

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Open Access Journals - History
... Many journals have been subsidized ever since the beginnings of scientific journals ... and academic 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 ...
List Of Open Access Projects - Lists of Open Access Journals (all Fields, Not Institution-specific)
... Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Journals4Free JournalSeek LivRe Open J-Gate University of Nevada Collection of Free Electronic Journals RevistasCSIC.es Open access publishing Scientific ... 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 ...
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 ... 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-access mandate ...
List Of Academic Databases And Search Engines
... for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, or in repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles ... databases for information about databases giving bibliographic information about finding books and journal articles ... to the availability of the database or of the journal articles included ...
Lists Of Journals - Lists of Journals - By Accessibility
... See also CategoryDelayed open access journals, CategoryHybrid open access journals, and CategoryOpen access journals List of open-access journals ...

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