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Cressman Library and Open Access
Many of the library subscription databases will include results with links to open access journals and articles, in addition to what the library subscribes to. Many examples are listed here, along with sites that are entirely free and open access. You may find this page to be especially useful when you have time for browsing.
Open Access Journals
Along with the thousands of journals the Cressman Library subscribes to, many of our databases include indexing, abstracting and full text to peer reviewed open access journals. This page lists databases to open access journals that aren't part of a library subscription. (UPDATE: Links are now included on this Research Guide to library databases that do also provide open access).
PubMed will also link out to journals the library subscribes to. On the article abstract page, follow the full text links in the upper right corner of the page. If the library has access, these links will work. Be sure to access PubMed from the library website or a Research Guide, though. Try PubMed w/Full Text Finder links.
Open Access | Green, Gold, Hybrid
PubMed with Full Text Finder links
PubMed and PubMed Central
(Open Access and subscription)
PubMed also links out to journals the library subscribes to. On the article abstract page, follow the full text links in the upper right corner. If the library has access, these links will work. Be sure to access PubMed from the library website or a Research Guide, though.
Better yet, search PubMed w/Full Text Finder links.
PubMed with Full Text Finder links
Look for the Full Text Finder logo indicating whether or not we have full text access to an article. If the library does not have access to the full text of an article, you will be redirected to WorldCat Discovery, the library catalog, to request an Interlibrary Loan.
Sciences, open access databases and/or publishers
Brill Open Access Biology Journals
Contributions to Zoology
International Journal of Wood Culture
Timing & Time Perception Reviews
Open-access journals across all of academia, covering hundreds of specialty areas in Science, Health, Technology, Engineering as well as Humanities and Social Sciences, and is one of the largest and fastest-growing open-access publishers worldwide.
Scroll through the Knowledge Unlatched (KU) collection of journals. Interested in reading articles from one of the journals? Click through to the journal website for current issues and more.
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Open access to BioResearch Open Access, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, Health Equity, Healthcare Transformation, Journal of Endourology Case Reports, Journal of Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Infections Case Reports, Systems Medicine, and Transgender Health.
Open Access from Wolters Kluwer. Peer-reviewed articles in over 400 medical society journals in over 40 specialties with a focus on emerging markets. Access Medknow journal articles while searching our Ovid database--select "Journals@Ovid Full Text"
and look for Open Access Results highlighted in the right column.
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) is an academic open-access publisher. MDPI publishes 188 diverse peer-reviewed, scientific, open access, electronic journals.
Nature journals that are open access
This page goes to a listing of Nature Research Open Access journals and provides info for publishing an Open Access article. Use the list to browse, click the journal title. On the journal title page note the databases the journal is indexed in and from there go to the journal website.
Oxford University Press journals that are open access or free
Open Access and Free search limiters are selected in the lower left column.
"PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Research in published articles is rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately available to everyone completely free of restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impact possible."
"The world’s first multidisciplinary Open Access journal, PLOS ONE accepts scientifically rigorous research, regardless of novelty. PLOS ONE’s broad scope provides a platform to publish primary research, including interdisciplinary and replication studies as well as negative results. The journal’s publication criteria are based on high ethical standards and the rigor of the methodology and conclusions reported."
Over 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include
links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites with open access. All others will require subscription access. For Cedar Crest Cressman Library subscriptions look for LinkOut access. PubMed LinkOut with CCC holdings
is now available.
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Your Gateway to U.S. Federal Science. Topics include Biology & Nature, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Environment & Environmental Quality, Natural Resources & Conservation
"SciTechnol is an innovative platform that encourages multidisciplinary, peer reviewed international journals committed to promote research in the fields of science and technology. It encourages scientific research by disseminating the researched outcome in vast areas of pure and applied sciences by offering a hybrid publication model that allows the researchers to publish through open access as well as subscription modes."
"The SpringerOpen portfolio has grown tremendously since its launch in 2010, so that we now offer researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals."
For Cressman Library subscription access, go to SpringerLink
Wiley Open Access
See also: Knowledge Unlatched
To access the journals the library also subscribes to and indexing/abstracting of other Wiley journals, use this link instead: Wiley Online
AAAS The journal Science Advances is entirely open access. Other AAAS journals are available with free registration with access from 1997 to current, but with a 1 yr. embargo.
Royal Society Royal Society Open Science and Open Biology are full open access. Other Royal Society journals are open as of issues that are from 10 years ago with either an approximately 1 year (for biological sciences) or approximately 2 year (for physical sciences) embargo on more current issues.
Sciences, featured open access journals
ScienceDirect Open Access: 2015 - present
From Canadian Science Publishing
Life Sciences, featured open access journal
Life Science Alliance
Life Science Alliance is a global, open-access, editorially independent, and peer-reviewed journal launched by an alliance of EMBO Press, Rockefeller University Press, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Available as of January 2018.
Medicine, featured open access journal from JAMA
Mathematics, open/partial open access database, Project Euclid
Psychology, featured open access journals
Humanities and Social Sciences, open access journals
Brill Open Journals
Brill is a publishing house with over three centuries of scholarly publishing. All journals are hybrid/open access. This page goes to the Brill list of full open access journals.
Discover Brill Open Access journal articles and book chapters.
Many subjects, apen access
arXiv.org (via Cornell University)
PRE-PRINTS. Open-access archive for scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.
For Open Access, enter your search terms, pull open the Search by menu and select OA titles.
Ubiquity Press, open scholarship
"Ubiquity Press was founded by researchers at University College London (UCL) in 2012. We believe that the aim of academic publishing should be the widest possible dissemination of research, and are therefore 100% open access."
(4) Open Journals (theoj.org)
The Journal of Open Source Software · http://joss.theoj.org
The Journal of Open Source Education · http://jose.theoj.org
The Open Journal of Astrophysics · http://astro.theoj.org
The Journal of Brief Ideas · http://briefideas.org
All 4 Open Journals run on open source software. Available at GitHub: https://github.com/openjournals
Sponsored by NumFOCUS