Open access refers to the free online access of scholarly information on the internet. This can be achieved by depositing material (within copyright) into an institutional or subject repository, and/or publishing in an open access journal. Much of this scholarship is indexed by Google Scholar, enabling instant, international exposure to research which benefits readers and authors alike.
The Research Information Network (RIN) in the UK has produced a comprehensive booklet outlining the open access movement.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a searchable directory of international, peer reviewed, open access journals.
OpenDoar is a searchable directory of international academic (institutional) open access repositories.
The Registry of Open Access Repositories(ROAR) searches international open access repositories (institutional, subject and journal collections) such as PubMed, union lists of theses, and the Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW).
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