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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Access Journals and Books

Coverage:

  • Subject: all scientific and scholarly subjects are covered
  • Types of resource: scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.
  • Acceptable sources: academic, government, commercial, non-profit private sources are all acceptable.
  • Level: the target group for included journals should primarily be researchers.
  • Content: a substantive part of the journal should consist of research papers. All content should be available in full text.
  • All languages

Access:

  • All content freely available.
  • Registration: Free user registration online is acceptable.
  • Open Access without delay (e.g. no embargo period).

Quality: For a journal to be included it should exercise quality control on submitted papers through an editor, editorial board and/or a peer-review system.