Open Access Services – links and resources

Open Access Services  in our definition are free to use and serve librarians, authors, funders and publishers in the implementation of Open Access.

Journal registries
  • Scielo: Scientific Electronic Library Online
  • DOAJ: The Directory of Open Access Journals lists more than 6000 academic Open Access Journals.
Open Source Software for building the Open Access infrastructure
  • Sherpa Juliet: Research funder’s Open Access policies
  • Sherpa Romeo: Publisher’s copyright policies and self-archiving policies
  • ROARMap: Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies
Repository registries
  • OpenDOAR: OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents. The OpenDOAR service provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world. OpenDOAR staff harvest and assign metadata to allow categorisation and analysis to assist the wider use and exploitation of repositories. Each of the repositories has been visited by OpenDOAR staff to ensure a high degree of quality and consistency in the information provided: OpenDOAR is maintained by SHERPA.
  • ROAR: Registry of Open Access Repositories. 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
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