Open Access Resources


e-Resource Description

AOSIS OpenJournals

AOSIS OpenJournals enables scholarly journals to take full advantage of the opportunities unlocked by electronic publishing and open access.

BioMed Central The Open Access Publisher

BioMed Central publishes 243 peer-reviewed open access journals.


With Brill Open, authors are offered the option to make their publication publicly online available in exchange for an Article Processing Fee.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages

IJRCM Journals

Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journals focussing on management.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

An international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)

OASIS aims to provide an authoritative 'sourcebook' on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it.

Open Archives initiative (OAI)

The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.


OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.

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.

Sabinet Open Journals Collection (Beta)

The collection currently comprises 46 South African journals. Publishers who would like to make their journals available as Open Access journals, are welcome to contact Sabinet

Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO South Africa)

South Africa's premier open-access (free to access and free to publish) searchable full-text journal database in service of the South African research community.


Scolaris is the new digital platform for scholarly and academic publishing.

Search South African and African research repositories  (IRSpace)

Google Custom search harvesting African research institutions


RoMEO is a searchable database of publisher's policies regarding the self- archiving of journal articles on the web and in Open Access repositories.

South African National ETD Portal (NETD)

Registry of South African Electronic Theses and Dissertations.

Last modified: Thursday, 18 December 2014, 8:36 AM