• African Journals Online

    Historically, scholarly information has flowed from North to South and from West to East. It has also been difficult for African researchers to access the work of other African academics. In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to change this, so that African-origin research output is available to Africans and to the rest of the world.

  • Cogent OA

    We believe in serving the needs of researchers so they are able to focus on making a difference through their research. We do so by publishing research open access, making it freely accessible to the broadest possible audience.

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

    “DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.”

  • IOP Publishing

    IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, websites and services that enable researchers and research organisations to reach the widest possible audience for their research. We combine the culture of a learned society with global reach and highly efficient and effective publishing systems and processes.

  • Macrothink Institute

    Macrothink Institute is a private organization dedicated to scientific research and publication. Macrothink Institute publishes online scholarly journals that are open to readers.

  • MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

    MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is an academic open-access publisher. MDPI publishes 160 diverse peer-reviewed, scientific, open access, electronic journals.

  • Nepal Journals Online (JOL)

    NepJOL is a database of journals published in Nepal, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of NepJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.

  • Paperity

    Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers, ‘gold’ and ‘hybrid.’ Paperity is the way towards more efficient scholarly communication in all research fields, from Sciences, Technology, Medicine, to Social Sciences, to Humanities and Arts.

  • PeerJ

    PeerJ is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. It considers and publishes Research Articles in the Biological and Medical Sciences. It aims for rapid decision making and will publish articles as soon as they are ready.

  • SpringerOpen

    The SpringerOpen portfolio has grown tremendously since its launch in 2010, so that we now offer researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals and books.

Business and Economics

  • EconPapers

    “EconPapers provides access to RePEc, the world’s largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software.”

  • RePEc

    RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 93 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components, all maintained by volunteers.


  • PhilPapers

    PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. We monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. We also host the largest open access archive in philosophy.

  • Psychology

  • Collabra: Psychology

    Collabra: Psychology is our Open Access journal [University of California] in the field of Psychology.

  • PsyArXiv

    A free preprint service for the psychological sciences maintained by The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science

  • PsychOpen

    PsychOpen is operated by the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information and publishes open-access content in the field of psychology on behalf of professional bodies, institutions and learned societies to foster the visibility of psychological research.


  • bioRxiv

    bioRxiv (pronounced bio-archive) is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution.

  • engrXiv

    A project of the Center for Open Science ( that provides an open access archive for scholarly papers in engineering. Materials are available to read and link to but might not be available for reuse.

  • Karger Open Access

    Karger Publishers in Basel, Switzerland, is a globally active medical and scientific publishing company…The range of publications also includes 23 Open Access journals.

  • Public Library of Science (PLoS)

    PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

    ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals. It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that you can stay informed in your field, and can work more effectively and efficiently.


    An alternative archive of 18,676 e-prints in Science and Mathematics serving the whole scientific community

Social Sciences

  • Cogitatio

    Cogitatio is a publisher founded in 2014 with the aim of promoting open-access divulgation of scientific knowledge. We believe that open-source knowledge generates something more valuable, benefiting researchers, policy-makers and society in general.

  • SocArXiv

    A project of the Center for Open Science ( that provides an open access archive for scholarly paper preprints in the social sciences. Materials are available to read and link to but might not be available for reuse.


  • SportRxiv

    SportRxiv is the first community led preprint server dedicated to sport and exercise related research. As an interdisciplinary area, SportRxiv accepts submissions from those working in all aspects of the disciplines of sport and exercise science (also known as kinesiology and movement science), sport and exercise studies, rehabilitation and therapy, through to theatre, dance, and performance studies.