openaccess

Open Access

Web sites providing unrestricted access to scholarly journal articles and monographs.

 

*An Open Access publication is one that meets the following conditions:

» The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small number of printed copies for their personal use.
» A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable Open Access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving (for the biomedical sciences, PubMed Central is such a repository).
» Open Access is a property of individual works.
» Community standards, rather than copyright law, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work.
*Source: http://omicsonline.org/open-access.php

** Please check for embargo periods **


BioMed Central

All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. Approximately 130 titles are available full text. Subject areas include biology and biomedicine.

Free Medical Journals

Dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet. It lists a large number of medical journals that currently provide free full-text access.

MEDLINE

The National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.

Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization committed to making scientific and medical literature a public resource. The journals vary in their selectivity and contain differing amounts of commentary articles from opinion leaders in a variety of scientific disciplines. They include PLoS ONE - life and health sciences; the community journals (PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases); PLoS Medicine and PLoS Biology, highly selective journals publishing fewer than 10% of submissions along with a range of informative and influential non-research content.

PubChem

Freely accessible database created by NIH in 2004 to provide information about small organic molecules. It is designed for use as a research tool and as a starting point that may lead to the development of new medications. The database connects chemical information with biomedical research and clinical information, organizing facts in numerous databases into a unified whole.

PubMed Central

Digital archive of life sciences journal literature. PMC currently provides free and unrestricted access to the full text of 104 life sciences journals, with more to come.

 


D-Lib Magazine

A solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.

 

Digital Book Index

provides links to more than 105,000 title records from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 66,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Database of the University of Lund (Sweden) which provides access to quality controlled scientific Open Access Journals covering several subject areas. Open access journals use a funding model that does not charge the readers. Approximately 1,670 titles are available in full text. Currently 414 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 76,402 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

 

Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR) is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.

HighWire

Over 15 million articles from over 4,500 PubMed journals, including 939,111 free full text articles and from 868 HighWire-hosted journals. Covering several subject areas.

OAIster

A project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service which aims to create a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone. It has 5,740, 091 records from 522 different institutions.

 

OMICS Open Access Journals

OMICS Group International through its Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community. OMICS Group hosts over 700 leading-edge peer reviewed Open Access Journals and organizes over 1000 International Conferences annually all over the world. OMICS Publishing Group journals have over 10 million readers and the fame and success of the same can be attributed to the strong editorial board which contains over 50000 eminent personalities that ensure a rapid, quality and quick review process. OMICS Group signed an agreement with more than 1000 International Societies to make healthcare information Open Access. OMICS Group Conferences make the perfect platform for global networking as it brings together renowned speakers and scientists across the globe to a most exciting and memorable scientific event filled with much enlightening interactive sessions, world class exhibitions and poster presentations.

 

PLoS - Public Library of Science

PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. PLOS objectives: Provide ways to overcome unnecessary barriers to immediate availability, access and use of research; Pursue a publishing strategy that optimizes the quality and integrity of the publication process; Develop innovative approaches to the assessment, organization and reuse of ideas and data.

 

POPLINE

Population Online, the world's largest database on reproductive health, containing citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE contains nearly 360,000 records and has been maintained since 1973 by the INFO Project (formerly Population Information Program). The majority of items are published from 1970 to the present, however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827. The database adds 12,000 records annually and is updated every Monday.

 

Project Gutenberg

Offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Questia

The first online library that provides access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. Includes 2,500 books and 9,000 articles.

Social Science Online Periodicals

Provides access to the full text articles from over 200 scientific periodicals in the social sciences. It is permanently being updated and includes: a subject table, a title index and a section overview.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 30,900 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 15,000 downloadable full text documents.

Springer Open

SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer’s portfolio of 160+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science ranging from very specialized titles to SpringerPlus, our interdisciplinary open access journal that covers all disciplines...read more.

Wiley Open Access

New initiative from Wiley to drive quality peer reviewed publishing with speed and efficiency through open access publication.  All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.

WHO Global Malaria Programme

Responsible for malaria policy and strategy formulation, operations support and capacity development, and coordination of WHO's global efforts to fight malaria. The Department establishes and promotes — based on evidence and expert consensus — WHO policies, normative standards and guidelines for malaria prevention and control, including monitoring and evaluation.

WHO Data and Statistics:

(1) WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) - National statistics for 70 core indicators on mortality, morbidity, risk factors, service coverage, and health systems. (2) WHO Global InfoBase Online - Data on chronic diseases and their risk factors for all WHO Member States.  (3) Global Health Atlas - Standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. (4) Regional statistics - Statistical information from WHO Regional Offices.

 

 

 

 

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