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Open Access Resources

Open Access content within Library subscriptions

The following CQUniversity databases are only available to CQUni staff and students. However, they contain open access resources which may be useful if you require resources which can be accessed freely by anyone:

Please ensure that if you use open access content from these databases, the link is to the site from which the article is freely available (not from the database, which will still require a login for access)

Open Access Journal Collections

The journal collections below are freely accessible:

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    Archive of scholarly articles in the fields of biology, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, quantitative finance, statistics and systems biology. Please see the disclaimer on the site about the peer-review status of content.

  • AustLII - Australasian Legal Scholarship Library opens in a new window
    Australian and New Zealand law journals (selected articles/issues).

  • BioMed Central opens in a new window
    Originally focused on biomedical sciences, BioMed Central has expanded its coverage to include the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering.

  • CORE opens in a new window
    Described as "the world's largest collection of open access research papers"; supported by JISC and The Open University.

  • DOAJ opens in a new window (Directory of Open Access Journals)
    Community curated collection of open access, peer-reviewed journals.
    Note: Some titles limit the amount of content which may be accessed for free.

  • Elsevier Open Access Journals opens in a new window
    Peer reviewed titles predominantly from the medical,biomedical, general, engineering, environmental and computing sciences; also includes some energy, transportation and economics/finance titles.  br /> Note: some titles are classed as "mirror" titles - the title, scope, editing board etc is identical to their existing print counterpart, but the content is freely available online. Mirror titles can be identified by the 'X' at the end of the title, e.g. Atmospheric Environment: X.

  • Elsevier Open Archive Journalsopens in a new window
    Open archive of 140 Elsevier journals; recently published content is subject to an embargo of between 12-48 months, depending upon the individual title.

  • Emerald Open Research opens in a new window
    Research pertaining to the UN Sustainable Development Goals ( Sustainable Food Systems, Responsible Management, Education and Learning, Healthy Lives, Sustainable Cities, Digital Worlds). Content is peer-reviewed post-publication.

  • IEEE Open opens in a new window
    Articles published under any of IEEE open access models (multidisciplinary, but strong focus on technology and science).

  • Ingenta Open opens in a new window
    Journals and books from a range of scholarly publishers (use the menu to access the Journals list).

  • MDPI Journals opens in a new window
    Multidisciplinary collection with a strong focus on the sciences and technology.

  • JAMA Network Open opens in a new window
    Weekly, peer-reviewed medical journal publishing research articles and commentary on a broad range of topics.

  • JSTOR Open Access journals opens in a new window
    Journals from the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Note: content published within the last five years is not included in the collection.

  • PLOS opens in a new window (Public Library of Science)
    Peer-reviewed PLOS journals (ONE, Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics, Medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pathogens).
    The site also includes PLOS Collections opens in a new window (research related to important thematic issues or group projects) and PLOS Channels opens in a new window (13 curated "channels" highlighting the latest published content (research, preprints, commentary and news) across a diverse range of topics).

  • Project Euclid opens in a new window
    Mathematics and statistics journals.

  • PubMed Central opens in a new window
    Archive of biomedical and life sciences journals at the NIH National Library of Medicine.
    Note: whilst a significant portion of the collection is accessible immediately available upon publication, an embargo period applies to some titles. Journal List: opens in a new window

  • Springer Open Access Journals opens in a new window

  • Taylor and Francis Open Access Collection – Open Journals opens in a new window

  • Wiley Open Access Journals opens in a new window

Open Access Journals via BrowZine

BrowZine opens in a new window provides a uniform way of reading, sharing, storing, and citing articles. From within BrowZine you can add your favourite journals to a browsable shelf and get notification when a new issue is available. Browse by subject category or alternatively search by title, subject or ISSN.

BrowZine provides access to an Open Access Library. The library contains a range a publications available from open access publishers. For further information on finding open access Journals within the BrowZine app refer to the BrowZine library guide.