Open Source E-Resources

African Journals Online (AJOL)

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) was initiated in May 1998 as a pilot project managed by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP), a Non Profit Organisation in Oxford, UK. It aimed to promote the awareness and use of African­ published journals in the sciences by providing access to tables of contents (TOCs) on the Internet. The project was evaluated at the end of 1999, and it was recommended that AJOL be continued and expanded to include more journals in more subject areas, as well as abstracts of articles. More than half of the 100 000 plus full text articles on the site are in Open Access journal partners, and are free to download.

Bioline International

Bioline International is a pioneer in the provision of open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health, international development, tropical medicine, food and nutritional security, and biodiversity. Bioline increases the visibility of this research by making it readily available to researchers across the world. Bioline is not a publisher, but an aggregator that provides a free platform for journals who wish to participate in the global open access movement.

BioMed Central

We are an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals.

All original research articles we publish are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication. Authors retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague. DOAB is being developed in close cooperation with Lars Bjørnshauge and Salam Baker Shanawa (director of SemperTool), who were also responsible for the development of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). SemperTool develops and maintains DOAB system.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains more than 10,000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals.

eLife Sciences

eLife Sciences is a unique, non-profit collaboration between the funders and practitioners of research to improve the way important results are presented and shared. The open-access eLife journal is the first step in this initiative to make science publishing more effectively benefit science and scientists.

F1000 Research

F1000Research is an Open Science publishing platform for life scientists, offering immediate publication of posters, slides and articles without editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent refereeing and the inclusion of all source data.

Hindawi Publishing

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a commercial publisher of peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. Founded in 1997, Hindawi currently employs more than 1,000 employees and publishes 400+ open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL)

Nepal Journals OnLine(NepJOL) is a service to provide access to Nepalese published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship

NepJOL is a database of journals published in Nepal, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of NepJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.

Pediatric Neurology Briefs (PNB)

Pediatric Neurology Briefs (PNB) has been published monthly since 1987 as a continuing education service designed to expedite and facilitate review of current medical literature concerning pediatric neurology. In 2015, PNB is relaunched as an open access, peer-reviewed, journal with an expanded editorial board. PNB has a new website and content management system capable of organizing peer-review and providing improved indexing, DOI assignment, and online full-text article view. Digitization of back issues, archiving, and inclusion in PubMed are future goals. The new online open access PNB aims to reach more physicians, researchers, and other healthcare providers with highlights of the latest advances in pediatric neurology and commentaries by specialists in the field.


To solve our greatest challenges we need a 21st century update to scholarly communication. Our mission is to efficiently publish the world's knowledge. We do this through Internet-scale innovation and Open Access licensing to save your time, your money, and to maximize recognition of your contributions. We aim to drive the costs of publishing down for the academic community, while improving the overall publishing experience, and providing authors with a publication venue suitable for the 21st Century.

We have two peer-reviewed publications: "PeerJ" serving the Biological and Medical sciences and "PeerJ Computer Science".

Pensoft Publishers

Pensoft is an independent academic publishing company, well known among biodiversity scientists worldwide for technologically cutting-edge open access journals, such as: ZooKeys, Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ), PhytoKeys, MycoKeys, Nature Conservation, NeoBiota, and Comparative Cytogenetics. Founded in 1992 in Bulgaria, “by academics, for academics”, initially focusing on book publishing, it has grown to become an innovative and leading open access journal publisher. Pensoft has published more than 1000 books and over 4,000 open access articles, mostly in the field of natural history.

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

In less than a decade, PLOS (Public Library of Science) has helped to liberate tens of thousands of research articles and to advance scientific discovery as a pioneer of Open Access (OA) publishing. Our journals have now established OA as an effective and sustainable way to share the latest and best research with everyone


ScienceOpen is a freely accessible research network to share and evaluate scientific information. We aggregate Open Access articles from a variety of sources – opening them up to commenting and discussion. Manuscripts submitted to ScienceOpen will be published Open Access and evaluated in a fully transparent Post-Publication Peer Review process

Ubiquity Press

Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone.

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