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Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication: The formal and informal means by which scholars contribute to the constantly evolving discussion between them. This guide gives authors, researchers, and inventors new tools and information about the world of "ScholComm" today!

OA Search Engines

BASE Search

The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, from Bielefeld University Library (Germany), searches though more than 71 million open access documents in more than 3,000 repositories across the globe.

HighWire Search

Aids in "the digital dissemination of more than 3,000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings," from Stanford University.

ROAD Directory

Directory of OA Scholarly Resources. An international collection of 11,000 OA journals, conference proceedings, and other scholarly works that have been assigned an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) from UNESCO.

OpenAIREplus

The Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe project is an EU-based initiative to collect in one place "the entire Open Access scientific production of the European Research Area." They now provide access to more than 11.5 million publications from almost 6,000 repositories in EU member countries.

OA Books

Academic books published open access are subjected to the same stringent levels of peer review and editing as those published traditionally. The resources below include descriptions about their peer review process.

OA Journal Databases

OA Repositories - General

OA Subject Repositories