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ScholarShare

Resources for anyone working on, or learning about, ScholarShare, the open-access institutional repository at Preston Library, Virginia Military Institute.

What is open access?

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. - Peter Suber

Are there good open access journals in my discipline?

Humanities

  • DOAJ — The Directory of Open Access Journals allows you to search for all included journals and then narrow by subject.
  • JURN Directory — 3,000 links to selected arts & humanities ejournals. Journals listed are either free (open access), or offer significant free content.
  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities — ODH is an office within the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Its primary mission is to help coordinate the NEH's efforts in the area of digital scholarship.
  • Open Humanities Press — International open access publishing collective in critical and cultural theory; peer reviewed.

Sciences

Social Sciences

  • DOAJ — The Directory of Open Access Journals allows you to search for all included journals and then narrow by subject.
  • SSOAR — The Social Science Open Access Repository contains both pre- and post-print articles from a wide range of the social sciences. It is certified by the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI). It has both English and foreign language publications.
  • SSRN — The Social Science Research Network has material from across a broad range of the social sciences and is one of the largest OA repositories in the world. Coverage is also international in scope.