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The Open Access (OA) movement is driven by the principle that publicly funded scholarly research should be freely available to the public. Due to pressure from libraries, research funders and other agencies, academic publishers are making an increasing amount of content open access. This page is curated by the University of Cumbria to guide learners and researchers toward trusted, high quality, peer-reviewed scholarly content.

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    Open Access ,   Kopernio  Automatically search the Library's subscriptions, pre-print servers, institutional repositories and private blogs for free PDFs. Works with Web of Science, Pubmed, Google Scholar and 1000s of other academic platfroms including ScienceDirect and JSTOR.


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  • Subject Specific OA Journals and Resources

    Below is an indicative selection of subject specific open access journals and resources. 


    Children and Family


    Health and Social Care

    Land and Life Science

    Religion and Theology

    Science, Technology and Engineering



    Open Access ,   Cogent Business & Management  Cogent Business & Management, part of Taylor & Francis/Routledge, is a multidisciplinary open access journal that strives for inclusivity and global reach. 

    Economic Research

    Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja publishes rigorous scientific papers which make a significant contribution to any field of economics – theoretical, applied or empirical – with special attention given to experiences of the transition from socialism to market economies in Eastern Europe. 

    European Research on Management and Business Economics ERMBE

    ERMBE is an international peer-reviewed open access journal. The articles published are related to any specialities in the fields of Business Economics (accounting, business management, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, organization theory, strategic management, etc.). 

    International Journal of Business and Management Studies 

    The International Journal of Business and management Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in the fields of business and management. 

    International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility

    The International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility (JCSR) offers a unique platform for the latest theoretical and empirical research and for innovative concepts for sustainable business strategies which create value for business and society (shared value).  

    International Journal of Finance and Banking Studies

    IJFBS’s major focus is to provide a scienctific base for scholar and researchers. IJFBS aims to promote world-wide interdisciplinary studies and research in the field of banking, finance and economics. 

    International Journal of Innovation

    IJI Journal  focuses on the publication of scientific contributions in the innovation field, with the preferential theme of the process of innovation in technology. 

    International Journal of Quality Innovation

    The Journal explores the changing role of quality innovation, which performs an array of functions from simply creating new customer value to endeavoring to effect “smart” organizations and societies.  

    Journal of Applied Economics

    The Journal of Applied Economics publishes papers which make a significant and original contribution to applied issues in micro and macroeconomics. 

    Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research

    The Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research (JGER) is published under the SpringerOpen brand, and publishes double-blind peer-reviewed original open access articles on Entrepreneurship in a global perspective.  

    Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management

    Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management is an open access scientific journal that publishes theoretical and empirical peer-reviewed articles, which contribute to advance the understanding of phenomena related with all aspects of industrial engineering and industrial management. 

    Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to exchanging the latest academic research and practical findings on all aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship in spatial context and over time. 

    Journal of Organization Design

    The Journal of Organization Design is the intellectual home of organization design thinking. Drawing on a wide variety of disciplines, organization design is an area of study which focuses on the structures, systems, processes, and outcomes of different organization design choices. 

    Open Economics

    Open Economics is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, devoted to the publication of original research in all fields of Economics. 

    Open Statistics

    Open Statistics is a fully peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal that publishes significant, original and relevant works in all areas of statistics. 


    Children and Family

    Open Access ,   Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health   Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, the official journal of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions, is an open access, online journal that provides an international platform for rapid and comprehensive scientific communication on child and adolescent mental health across different cultural backgrounds. 

    Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

    Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, launched in 2004, promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Our vision is that children are well cared for and have rich learning experiences, and their families are supported and able to work. 

    Child Development Research

    Child Development Research is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of child development research. 

    Child Welfare Review

    Child Welfare Review is an electronic journal for coverage of issues related to the well-being of children. It contains both links to articles related to child welfare and original articles. 

    Children and Youth Services Review

    Children and Youth Services Review is an interdisciplinary forum for critical scholarship regarding service programs for children and youth. The journal will publish full-length articles, current research and policy notes, and book reviews. 

    Early Childhood Research & Practice

    Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP) is the first scholarly, peer-reviewed, bilingual (English-Spanish) open-access electronic journal in the field of early care and education. 

    Frontiers in Sociology

    Frontiers in Sociology publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research featuring specialty areas including Gender, Sex and Sexuality Studies, Medical Sociology, and Sociological Theory.  

    International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

    This open access journal publishes research examining adolescents and youth across international contexts. 

    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy

    This journal disseminates research and analysis regarding major issues of child care and education policy relating to young children and their families to a broad international readership, including policymakers, researchers, and practitioners.  

    International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies 

    The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS) is a peer reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary, cross-national journal that is committed to scholarly excellence in the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities. 

    International Journal of Early Childhood and Special Education

    International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE) is an online, open-access, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal offering scholarly articles on various issues of young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families. 

    International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies

    IJELS publishes papers in issues related to education and literacy. 

    Journal of Applied Research on Children

    The Journal of Applied Research on Children is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal uniquely focused on the needs of children through a holistic prism. 

    Journal of Child and Family Studies

    Journal of Child and Family Studies (JCFS) is an international, peer-reviewed forum for topical issues pertaining to the behavioral health and well-being of children, adolescents, and their families. 

    Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

    The latest Open Access articles published in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 

    Journal of Social Inclusion

    The Journal of Social Inclusion (JoSI) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that will contribute to current knowledge and understanding of the social processes that marginalise individuals, families and communities. 

    Open Review of Educational Research

    This peer-reviewed, open access journal publishes multi-disciplinary research which explores the purpose of education. 

    Sage Open

    SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. 

    Social Work and Society

    Social Work and Society (SW&S) is an international open access journal in the fields of social work and social policy, founded in 2003. An international network of social scientists and political activists is accountable for publishing SW&S

    Studies in Social Justice

    Studies in Social Justice publishes articles, dispatches and creative works relating to the social, cultural, economic, environmental, political, and philosophical problems associated with struggles for social justice. 

    The Future of Children 

    The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. Our mission is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.  


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    Asian Journal of Criminology Selected Open Access articles in Asian Journal of Criminology
    Crime Science Crime Science is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal with an applied focus.
    Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS) Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that builds on the mission of its predecessor, Western Criminology Review ( WCR ),by promoting understanding of the causes of crime; the methods used to prevent and control crime; the institutions, principles, and actors involved in the apprehension, prosecution, punishment, and reintegration of offenders; and the legal and political framework under which the justice system and its primary actors operate.

    Forensic Science International: Mind and Law

    Forensic Science International: Mind and Law is an open access journal which promotes the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between psychiatric, psychological, legal, and other related fields within the forensic spectrum and beyond.

    Forensic Science International: Reports 

    Forensic Science International: Reports is an open access journal which seeks to foster information and knowledge exchange through the publication of short communications and data articles across all subject areas within the forensic sciences.

    Forensic Science International: Synergy 

    Forensic Science International: Synergy is a gold open access journal - the first ever gold open access journal in forensic science.

    Forensic Sciences Research

    Forensic Sciences Research publishes latest research in various disciplines of forensic sciences. 

    Health & Justice

    Health & Justice presents original experimental research on the area of health and well-being of people involved in the adult or juvenile justice system

    Journal of Criminal Justice

    The latest Open Access articles published in Journal of Criminal Justice.

    Journal of International Humanitarian Action

    The Journal of International Humanitarian Action is an open access peer-reviewed journal for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and anyone moved to understand contemporary challenges, reflect critically on practices, and engage at humanitarian action’s leading edge.

    International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy

    The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. 

    International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences

    The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS) is a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on the contemporary issues in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Victimology, is the official journal of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV). 

    International Journal of Cyber Criminology (IJCC)

    International Journal of Cyber Criminology (IJCC) is a peer reviewed online (open access) interdisciplinary journal published biannually and devoted to the study of cyber crime, cyber criminal behavior, cyber victims, cyber laws and cyber policy.

    International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice

    The latest Open Access articles published in International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice.

    Internet Journal of Criminology (IJC) 

    IJC publish international, scholarly and peer-reviewed criminology articles of the highest standard from many areas of expertise including, but by no means limited to:  the criminal justice system, penology, crime reduction, delinquency, hate crimes, deviant social behaviour, hi-tech crime, green criminology, wildlife and rural crime, white collar crime, science fraud, plagiarism, copyright theft, policing, quantitative criminology, environmental  criminology, crime science, and cultural criminology.

    Law, Crime and History

    Law, Crime and History is a freely available online open access journal (previously SOLON's online journal was entitled Crimes and Misdemeanours, appearing between 2007 and 2010). 

    Sage Open

    SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. 

    Social and Legal Sciences

    Social and Legal Sciences is a peer­-reviewed scientific on-­line journal, founded in 2017 by group of specialists from Europe, Asia and the USA. The main purpose of the journal is to enhance the exchange of knowledge in the field of social sciences, including law, psychology, education, political science and social research with emphasis on local specifications.

    Studies in Social Justice

    Studies in Social Justice publishes articles, dispatches and creative works relating to the social, cultural, economic, environmental, political, and philosophical problems associated with struggles for social justice. 

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    American Journal of Men's Health (AJMH) American Journal of Men's Health (AJMH) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on cutting-edge information regarding men's health and illness.
    Case Reports in Women's Health  Case Reports in Women's Health publishes open access case reports covering all aspects of women's health.  
    Diversity and Equality in Health and Care Diversity and Equality in Health and Care peer reviewed international journal with a 15 years record of excellence in publication. The journal embraces topics such as Community health nursing, Female foeticide, Public Health Nursing, Midwifery, Racism, Gender biasing, Nurse practitioners etc.
    Environmental Health Insights EHI is an open access, peer reviewed international journal focusing on how environmental factors affect the health of individuals and societies
    Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment is a peer-reviewed, open access journal which which focuses on promoting health technology assessment and economic evaluation, enabling choices among alternative therapeutic paths or procedures with different clinical economic outcomes.
    Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHM) Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHM) provides global communications services for the rapidly developing worldwide movement in health and medicine that integrates knowledge of therapeutic approaches and lifestyle practices to promote health and healing. 
    Global Health Action Global Health Action is an international peer-reviewed Open Access with a vision to be a leading journal in the global health field, narrowing health information gaps and contributing to the implementation of policies and actions that lead to improved global health.
    Global Pediatric Health (GPH) Global Pediatric Health (GPH) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on health issues of children that are common to all regions of the world.
    Health Expectations Health Expectations promotes critical thinking and informed debate about all aspects of patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) in health and social care, health policy and health services research
    Health Informatics Journal Health Informatics Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal. All papers submitted to Health Informatics Journal are subject to peer review by members of a carefully appointed editorial board. 
    Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: an Open Access Journal (HPBM) publishes theoretical and empirical contributions on all aspects of research and practice into psychosocial, behavioral and biomedical aspects of health. 
    Health Psychology Open Health Psychology Open is a peer-reviewed, open access journal providing rapid publication. Health Psychology is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge research from around the world
    Health Science Reports Health Science Reports is an international, open access journal that publishes research and commentaries from across all medical and health sciences disciplines . The journal welcomes clinical studies, as well as reports on methods and research design, health services and economics, public health, and medical education and practice. 
    Health Services Insights Health Services Insights is an open access, peer reviewed international journal that focuses on improvement of healthcare services through the analyses of costs, quality, and access in health care.
    INQUIRY (INQ) INQUIRY (INQ) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to improve health at both the public health and individual healthcare organization levels by enabling scientists, educators, healthcare practitioners, administrators, managers, and policymakers to translate their research and ideas into actionable outcomes.
    International Journal of Adolescence and Youth International Journal of Adolescence and Youth aims to identify, examine and compare particular issues, problems and policies related to adolescents and youth throughout the world. Subject areas covered include psychological growth and development, health and medical care, delinquency, social policy, employment and unemployment, education and training, spiritual and physical development, leisure, family relationships, sex education, homelessness. 
    International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy This journal disseminates research and analysis regarding major issues of child care and education policy relating to young children and their families to a broad international readership, including policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. 
    International Journal of Clinical Health Psychology  The International Journal of Clinical Health Psychology is a quarterly publication produced by the Asociación Española de Psicología Conductual since 2001. Our Journal publishes experimental, theoretical and applied articles that contribute to the advancement in any of the areas of clinical and health psychology. Manuscripts are published in English.  
    International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being (QHW) is an Open Access peer reviewed scientific journal that acknowledges the international and interdisciplinary nature of health-related issues.
    Journal of Primary Care & Community Health (JPC) Journal of Primary Care & Community Health (JPC) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focusses on the study, practice, impact and outcomes of primary care services and community health programs.
    Methods in Psychology  Methods in Psychology considers articles on new, updated, adapted or innovative research methodologies and methods, analytical methods, and research practices across the breadth of psychological research.  
    Palliative Care & Social Practice  Palliative Care & Social Practice is an international open access palliative care journal that publishes articles from symptom science, clinical practice and health services research, as well as cutting-edge research from the realm of social practice – from public health theory and practice, social medicine and social work, to social sciences related to dying and its care, as well as policy, criticism and cultural studies. 
    Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care is an international online open access journal publishing articles with relevance to general practice and primary health care.
    Social Sciences & Humanities Open  Social Sciences & Humanities Open is a home for open scholarship from across the social science and humanities disciplines. 
    Society, Health & Vulnerability Society, Health & Vulnerability aims to contribute to our understanding of vulnerability and marginalization in society in light of health-related factors. The journal provides a multi-disciplinary publication outlet for research on vulnerability in the context of health and its relationship to working life conditions, family, social status, socio-economic status, social situation and other factors.
    SSM - Population Health  The new online only, open access, peer reviewed journal in all areas relating Social Science research to population health. 
    Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment  Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal focusing on human substance abuse research and treatment, including medical treatment and screening, mental health services, research, and evaluation of substance abuse programs. 
    The Lancet Digital Health  The Lancet Digital Health is an Open Access journal in the Lancet family of journals.  
    The Lancet Global Health  This journal is dedicated to publishing high-quality original research, commentary, correspondence, and blogs on the following subjects as they pertain to low- and middle-income countries: reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health; adolescent health; infectious diseases, including neglected tropical diseases; non-communicable diseases; mental health; the global health workforce; health systems; health policy; and public health. 
    The Lancet Public Health  The Lancet Public Health is a monthly, open access, online-only journal working in partnership with our existing family of Lancet titles. Our focus is to attract, review, and publish quickly high-quality original research that contributes to advancing public health practice and policy making worldwide. 
    Women’s Health  Women’s Health is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal that focuses on all aspects of women's healthcare. The aim of the journal is to increase knowledge regarding all issues that specifically affect women. 


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    Applied Annimal Behaviour Science The latest Open Access articles published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science.
    Botanical Studies Botanical Studies is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of botany, including but not limited to taxonomy, morphology, development, genetics, evolution, reproduction, systematics, and biodiversity of all plant groups, algae, and fungi. 
    Climate Risk Management  Climate Risk Management publishes original scientific contributions, state-of-the-art reviews and reports of practical experience on the use of knowledge and information regarding the consequences of climate variability and climate change
    Climate Services The journal Climate Services publishes research with a focus on science-based and user-specific climate information underpinning climate services, ultimately to assist society to adapt to climate change. 
    Conservation Letters  Conservation Letters is a scientific journal publishing empirical and theoretical research with significant implications for the conservation of biological diversity.
    Conservation Science and Practice Conservation Science and Practice publishes papers that address the policy, planning and practice of conserving biological diversity. 
    Current Plant Biology This journal aims to acknowledge and encourage interdisciplinary research in fundamental plant sciences with scope to address crop improvement, biodiversity, nutrition and human health.
    Earth and Space Science  Earth and Space Science is an Open Access journal publishing original articles spanning all of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. 
    Earth’s Future Earth’s Future focuses on the state of the Earth and the prediction of the planet’s future.
    Ecology and Evolution Ecology and Evolution provides rapid dissemination of research in all areas of ecology, evolution and conservation science.
    Ecosphere  Ecosphere has a scope as broad as the science of ecology itself.
    Ecosystem Health and Sustainability Ecosystem Health and Sustainability publishes articles on advances in ecology and sustainability science, how global environmental change affects ecosystem health, how changes in human activities affect ecosystem conditions, and system-based approaches for applying ecological science in decision-making to promote sustainable development. 
    Equestrian Performance Arena Contains selected open access content
    Forest Science and Technology Forest Science and Technology is an international journal publishing original research articles and reviews
    Forest@ Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology
    Forest Ecosystems Forest Ecosystems is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing scientific communications from any discipline that can provide interesting contributions about the structure and dynamics of "natural" and "domesticated" forest ecosystems, and their services to people.

    Frontiers in Earth Science

    Frontiers in Earth Science is an open-access journal that publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research dedicated to our planet. 

    Frontiers in Life Science

    Frontiers in Life Science is an international Open Access journal and publishes high quality and innovative research at the frontier of biology with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches.

    Global Ecology and Conservation

    Global Ecology and Conservation is an Open Access journal covering all sub-disciplines of ecological and conservation science, from theory to practice, from regional to global.

    Horticulture Research

    Horticulture Research is an online-only, open access international journal devoted to publish original research results and reviews on, but not limited to, genetics, genomics and breeding, biotechnology, biochemistry, physiology, cellular and molecular biology, evolution, and environmental biology of horticultural plants. 


     Journal of Biogeosciences and Forestry

    Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

    Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) publishes research related to a wide range of problems in climate science

    Journal of Agriculture and Food Research

    The Journal of Agriculture and Food Research is a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on research in the agricultural and food sciences. 

    Journal of Asian Earth Sciences: X

    Journal of Asian Earth Sciences: X is the open access mirror journal of Journal of Asian Earth Sciences .

    Journal of Applied Animal Research (JAAR)

    Journal of Applied Animal Research (JAAR) is an international open access journal. JAAR publishes articles related to animal production and fundamental aspects of genetics, nutrition, physiology, reproduction, immunology, pathology and animal products.

    Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

    The latest Open Access articles published in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.

    Journal of Holistic Veterinary Science and Animal Care (JHVA)

    Journal of Holistic Veterinary Science and Animal Care (JHVA) is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal. It provides dissemination of significant research concerning Veterinary Sciences and Animal Care.

    Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (JIES)

    Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (JIES)  provides a stimulating, informative and critical forum for intellectual debate on significant environmental issues. 

    Molecular Plant Pathology

    Molecular Plant Pathology welcomes submissions from all areas of molecular plant pathology that advance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease or disease management. 

    Open Life Sciences

    Open Life Sciences  is a fast growing peer-reviewed journal, devoted to scholarly research in all areas of life sciences, such as molecular biology, plant science, biotechnology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology and virology, ecology, differentiation and development, genetics and many others.

    Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

    Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation (PECON) is a scientific journal devoted to improving theoretical and conceptual aspects of conservation science.  

    Plant Biotechnology Journal

    Plant Biotechnology Journal publishes high-impact original research in applied plant science, with an emphasis on molecular plant sciences and their applications through plant biotechnology.

    Plant Communications

    Plant Communications is dedicated to serving the global plant science community by providing a high-quality open access publishing platform.

    Solid Earth Sciences

    SESCI is a peer-reviewed journal; it publishes research papers on a wide range of subjects in the Earth sciences. 

    Sustainable Futures

    Sustainable Futures is an applied journal of technology, environment & society is a journal focused on the intersection of sustainability, environment and technology. 

    The European Zoological Journal

    The European Zoological Journal is an open access journal devoted to the study of all aspects of basic, comparative and applied protozoan and animal biology at molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, organismal, population, and community-ecosystem level. 

    The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology

    The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology (JOBAZ) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal.
    JOBAZ is affiliated with the Egyptian Society for Biosciences Advancement and published by Springer Nature.

    The Lancet Planetary Health

    The Lancet Planetary Health is an Open Access journal that aims to establish and grow an entirely new field of scientific inquiry—namely, to investigate and provide solutions to the political, economic, social, and environmental determinants of healthy human civilisations and the natural systems on which they depend. 

    Veterinary and Animal Science

    Veterinary and Animal Science is a new fully open access publication from Elsevier which strongly encourages a multidisciplinary approach to research in the animal and health spectrum.  

    Veterinary Quarterly

    Veterinary Quarterly is an international open access journal which publishes high quality review articles and original research in the field of veterinary science and animal diseases. 

    Weather and Climate Extremes

    Weather and Climate Extremes provides academics, decision makers, international development agencies, nongovernmental organizations and civil society with publications on different aspects of research in weather and climate extremes. 


     Religion and Theology

    Open Access ,   A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism is a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts. 

    Approaching Religion

    Approaching Religion is an academic open access journal published by the Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History in Åbo, Finland. Its purpose is to publish current research on religion and to offer a platform for scholarly co-operation and debate within the field. 


    Published since 1920 by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Biblica is a peer-reviewed, research journal and appears four times a year.
    It is dedicated to biblical studies on the Old and New Testament, and intertestamentary literature, and covers fields of research, such as exegesis, philology, and history. 

    HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (HTS)

    HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (HTS) is an acclaimed Open Access journal with broad coverage that promotes multidisciplinary, religious, and biblical aspects of studies in the international theological arena.  

    Journal of Analytic Theology

    The Journal of Analytic Theology is an open access, international journal that publishes articles, book reviews, and book symposia that explore theological and meta-theological topics in a manner that prizes terminological clarity and argumentative rigor. This includes historical studies that seek to elucidate conceptual challenges or explore strategies for addressing them. 

    Journal of Contemporary Ministry

    The Journal of Contemporary Ministry reports research and discusses issues related to contemporary ministry, including related theological and biblical questions. 

    Journal of Global Buddhism

    The Journal of Global Buddhism is an open access, peer reviewed scholarly journal established to promote the study of the globalization of Buddhism, both historical and contemporary, and its transnational and transcontinental interrelatedness.  

    Journal of Religion & Society

    The Journal of Religion & Society is a cross-disciplinary, electronic journal published by the Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Creighton University. 

    Open Theology

    Open Theology is an international Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal that welcomes contributions written in English addressing religion in its various forms and aspects: historical, theological, sociological, psychological, and other. 

    Reformed Faith & Practice: The Journal of Reformed Theological Seminary

    Reformed Faith & Practice: The Journal of Reformed Theological Seminary is edited by members of the faculty of the Seminary, and it seeks to further the mission of the Seminary, which is to “serve the church by preparing its leaders, through a program of theological education, based on the authority of the inerrant Word of God, and committed to the Reformed faith.” RF&P is published three times per year and is distributed electronically for free. 


    Theologian is dedicated to presenting theological and pastoral resources of the highest quality to the wider church over the internet.  


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    Ain Shams Engineering Journal  Ain Shams Engineering Journal is an international journal devoted to publication of peer reviewed original high-quality research papers and review papers in both traditional topics and those of emerging science and technology.
    Alexandria Engineering Journal Alexandria Engineering Journal is an international journal devoted to publishing high quality papers in the field of engineering and applied science.
    Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry (BJOC) The journal publishes high quality research and reviews in all areas of organic chemistry, including organic synthesis, organic reactions, natural product chemistry, structural investigations, supramolecular chemistry and chemical biology. 
    Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports (BB Reports) publishes original research in all aspects of Biochemistry, Biophysics and related areas like Molecular and Cell Biology. 

    BioMed Central (BMC)

    Expanding beyond biomedicine into the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering disciplines, BMC now offers a wider portfolio of subject fields on a single open access platform. 

    Biotechnology Reports

    Biotechnology Reports covers all aspects of Biotechnology particularly those reports that are useful and informative and that will be of value to other researchers in related fields.

    Biotechnology Research & Innovation

    Biotechnology Research & Innovation is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal of the Brazilian Society of Biotechnology that provides cutting edge original research in plant, animal, medical, industrial and environmental biotechnology.

    BMC Chemistry

    BMC Chemistry is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers all articles in the broad field of chemistry, including research on fundamental concepts, new developments and the application of chemical sciences to broad range of research fields, industry, and other disciplines.  

    Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

    Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering provides a forum for the rapid publication of short, structured Case Studies focussing on the areas of chemical and environmental engineering and the interface between the two disciplines.

    Case Studies in Construction Materials

    Case Studies in Construction Materials provides a forum for the rapid publication of short, structured Case Studies on construction materials and related Short Communications, specialising in actual case studies involving real construction projects. 

    Case Studies in Thermal Engineering

    Case Studies in Thermal Engineering provides a forum for the rapid publication of short, structured Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and related Short Communications.

    Chemical Engineering Science: X

    Chemical Engineering Science: X is the open access mirror journal of Chemical Engineering Science.

    Chemical Science

    An open access journal for findings of exceptional significance from across the chemical sciences 


    ChemistryOpen is a multidisciplinary, gold-road open-access, international forum for the publication of outstanding Reviews, Full Papers, and Communications from all areas of chemistry and related fields.  

    Development Engineering

    An open access, interdisciplinary journal applying engineering and economic research to the problems of poverty. 


    Engineering is an international open-access journal that was launched by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2015.

    Engineering Science and Technology

    A peer-reviewed quarterly engineering journal, publishes both theoretical and experimental high quality papers of permanent interest, not previously published in journals, in the field of engineering and applied science which aims to promote the theory and practice of technology and engineering.

    Institute of Physics Publishing

    IOPscience is an online service for journal content published by IOP Publishing. IOPscience embraces innovative technologies to make it easier for researchers to access scientific, technical and medical content. 

    Open Computer Science

    Open Computer Science is a fully peer-reviewed, open access, electronic-only journal publishing works of wide significance, originality and relevance. 

    Open Engineering

    Open Engineering publishes research results of wide interest in emerging interdisciplinary and traditional engineering fields.

    Open GeoSciences

    Open Geosciences  is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research results from all fields of Earth Sciences such as: Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, Geophysics, Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology, Glaciology, Speleology, Volcanology, Soil Science, Palaeoecology, Geotourism, Geoinformatics, Geostatistics. 

    Open Physics

    Open Physics is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal devoted to the publication of fundamental research results in all fields of physics. 

    Public Library of Science (PLoS) 

    215,000+ peer-reviewed articles are free to access, reuse and redistribute. 


    ScienceOpen is a discovery platform with interactive features for scholars to enhance their research in the open, make an impact, and receive credit for it.  





  • Multidisciplinary OA Repositories

    A good way to discover full-text peer reviewed research articles is to use an open access repository. Here are some of the main multidisciplinary repositories available to you:

    Open Access ,   Insight University of Cumbria's Instututional Repository. Discover outputs from University of Cumbria staff and researchers.

    Base (Bielefeld Academic Search) 

    Access over 120 million documents from 6000+ sources. More than 60% of indexed full text documents are available via open access


    Self-archived papers in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, Philosophy, Biology


    The world’s largest collection of open access research papers


    Discover Open Access books


    Directory of Open Access Journals

    HathiTrust Digital Library

    Offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

    Google Scholar 

    Not exactly an OA repository, but it does pick up OA content from global repositories


    A quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories.

    Open Grey

    Open Grey provides open access to 700.000 bibliographical references of grey literature produced in Europe. Examples of grey (gray) literature include technical or research reports and official publications.


    An open database for free scholarly articles. Get an Add-on for your browser to automatically check for legal open access articles



  • University of Cumbria OA Journals

    The University of Cumbria publish five Open Access journals.

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