Open access research papers online

How often does Google or Bing find interesting Journal articles when you are researching Engineering or Science topics. Then frustratingly, when clicked on, the inevitable request for $30 or more pops up if you wish view the full text.

Here is a list of  sites where some open access (free) papers are available. Enjoy !


DAEDALUS - A JISC FAIR Project The DAEDALUS project at the University of Glasgow has developed an open access e-Journal [JeLit] and a subject based repository for erpanet: ERPAePRINTS.

Directory of Open Access JournalsThe Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 5308 journals in the directory. Currently 2209 journals are searchable at article level. As of 2010 419897 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

IOP selectThese special collections provide instant access to IOP articles chosen for their quality and recency.

Open Access Directory The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large

Physics related free-access JournalsThis site lists Physics-related Journals, which are freely available (= free fulltext) on the net.

Physics related free-access JournalsSince 2004, InTech has collaborated with more than 70 000 authors and published 1827 books and 12 journals with the aim of providing free online access to high-quality research and helping leading academics to make their work visible and accessible to diverse new audiences around the world.

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)

The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Open access to research maximises research access and thereby also research impact, making research more productive and effective.

University of Chicago Science Preprint and Open Access Servers

Preprint and open access servers of interest to the University of Chicago community.

Budapest Open Access Initiative

The Budapest Open Access Initiative arises from a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001. The purpose of the meeting was to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet.