Open Access Resources


arXiv: An e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology giving open access to over 363,552 e-prints.

African Journal Archive: A retrospective digitization project of full-text journal articles published in Africa. Journal articles hosted on the Archive extend back to the first issue (if available) and end with the last pre-current issue (determined by the publisher). The website currently comprises 700 issues and 150,000 pages of journal archives of academic, scholarly, institutional, museums, and professional research organizations in Africa.

Bentham OPEN: The journals cover all major disciplines and are freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) will be available free of charge on the Getty Web. Free Web access to BHA is an advantage not only to all traditional users of the database but also to such potential users as institutions in developing countries and independent scholars worldwide, who until now have been unable to afford access to the BHA.

CSIR Research Space: An open access, full text repository of research output of the CSIR.

Directory of Open Access Journals: The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Ebrary : A freely available research center featuring a highly interactive, searchable database of documents pertaining to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. The new site contains a growing selection of reports, papers, newsletters, posters, and other important materials from government agencies and other trusted sources.


Highwire Press: The largest archive of free full-text science in the world.

Hindawi: A collection of peer-reviewed, open access journals covering several areas in Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences.

IDRC Digital Library : An open access repository of research results and documents generated by IDRC-funded projects, IDRC funding recipients, and IDRC staff. a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication addressing the scholarly use of multimedia resources in online higher education.

OAIster: A collection of previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable.

OpenDOAR: An authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.

Open J-Gate: An electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain.

Open Science Directory: A global search tool for all open access and special programs journal titles.

Sabinet Open Access Journal Collection: Full-text access to 44 South African journals.

World Bank Open Data: Includes World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators and Global Economic Monitor. Gateway to global science information, some full-text.

African Online Scientific Information Systems
AOSIS Open Journals is a commercial publisher of peer-reviewed scholarly journals, covering a wide range of academic disciplines. It is a division of African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd, a private company incorporated in South Africa, founded in 1999, with its roots in online continuing professional development (CPD) for several professions. AOSIS Open Journals enables scholarly journals to take full advantage of the opportunities unlocked by electronic publishing and open access.

Open Access Publish in European Networks
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.

Directory of Open Access Books
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books

Springer Open Books
Springer Open journals and books are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. They are subject to high-level peer review, author and production services ensuring quality and reliability of the work.

In-Tech Books
Peer-reviewed open access journals as well as 2,378 open access book titles in our collection.
Sciencedirect Open Journals
Articles published in Science direct Open Access journals are made permanently free for everyone to access immediately upon publication.

Wiley Open Access
Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines .Wiley Open Access journals are supported by a network of authoritative journals and societies as well as internationally renowned editorial board members. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. Wiley Open Access publishes a number of online journals across biological, chemical and health sciences

Oxford Open Journals
Oxford University Press (OUP) is mission-driven to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research.

Taylor & Francis Open and Routledge Open
Taylor & Francis and Routledge currently publish a number of pure open access journals, with no subscription content. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer review and expedited online publication.