All things open access – resources, books, journals

Oalib

Title: Open Access; all things open access – resources, books, journals

Author: ITC, The Netherlands

Full Text & Source: http://www.itc.nl/Pub/Home/library/Other-sources-of-information/open_access

The Internet, Online, 23/3/2015

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Open Access Search Engines

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.

Oalib (Open Acces Library) is working on a new scholar search engine for all scholars worldwide. Without any registration, Open Access Library allows you free access to a database of over 263,385 openly accessible academic-articles, The ultimate goal of Open Access Library is to prompt academic exchange and advancement.

African Journals Online : Open Access section
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. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

Bioline International
Open access to quality research journals published in developing countries

Directory of Open Access journals
The aim is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

The Directory of Open Access Repositories – OpenDOAR
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.

Medknow
Medknow Publications is a publisher for peer-reviewed, online/print+online journals in the area of STM. Medknow is the largest open access publisher publishing on behalf of learned societies and associations. Medknow pioneers in ‘fee-less-free’ model of open access publishing and provides immediate free access to the electronic editions of the journals majority of which do not charge the author or author’s institution for submission, processing or publication of the articles

CBS Open Data
CBS Open Data is a Dutch database where (governmental) data can be downloaded and used by e.g. computer programmers. Themes include, amongst others, healthcare, population and farming. (Information on the Dutch/ Netherlands situation only.)

Open Access Books

Directory of Open Access Books DOAB
Beta version: DOAB was launched in a beta version with a selected number of publishers. The primary aim of the beta phase is to receive feed back from publishers, users and other stakeholders in the service. The service will be further developed in close consultation with participating publishers.

InTech open
InTech is a pioneer and the largest multidisciplinary open access publisher covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. Since 2004, InTech has published 1827 books and 12 journals with the aim of providing free online access to high-quality research and helping leading academics to make their work visible and accessible to diverse new audiences around the world.

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
Provides free access to thousands of research outputs and knowledge products on development. The OKR is the centerpiece of the World Bank Open access policy; is inter-operable with other repositories; and is specially formatted for harvesting according to open access protocols. All content is covered by a set of Creative Commons licenses.

UN Habitat – Resources and Publications
Currently, UN-HABITAT has a collection of over 500 electronic and print publications covering a wide variety of topics ranging from water and sanitation, the environment, urban management, land and housing, to slums, women’s rights and shelter.

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