Cercare le risorse Open Access: un nuovo Portale

Si chiama Open Science Directory il nuovo punto di accesso ai giornali a accesso gratuito. Il progetto, che vede tra i partner EBSCO e Hasselt University Library permette di cercare simultaneamente circa 13mila giornali

Attualmente comprende:

Open Acces Journals:

  • The 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 about 3000 in the directory (Dec 1, 2007). DOAJ is developed by the Lund University Libraries.
  • BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. BioMed Central contains 184 journals (Dec 1, 2007). Many are citation-tracked and already have Impact Factors.
  • A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts a large repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1079 journals and 4,552,400 full text articles from over 130 scholarly publishers. HighWire-hosted publishers have collectively made 1,823,449 articles free. You will find the journals in the Open Science Directory with the embargo information included.
  • PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Journals in special programs:

  • HINARI: The Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) together with major publishers provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries. Over 3750 journal titles are now available to health institutions in 113 countries.
  • AGORA: The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of 1132 journals to institutions in 107 countries.
  • OARE: Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of environmental science research. Over 1,300 peer reviewed titles owned and published by over 340 prestigious publishing houses and scholarly societies are now available in more than 100 low income countries.

Le possibilità di ricerca sono per titolo, argomento, collezione.

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