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Directory of Open Access Journals (Lund University Libraries, Sweden)
A searchable directory that provides access to 1300+ peer-reviewed scholarly/primary journals covering many areas in the sciences (as well as areas in the humanities and social sciences). All of these journals use the Open Access model of publication.
HighWire Press (Stanford University)
Includes the complete or partial full text of 150+ journals in Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Neuroscience, Plant Science, Psychiatry, etc.; coverage varies by title but is generally from mid to late 1990’s until the last 1-2 years.
Astrophysics Data System — Proceedings Service (NASA/Harvard)
Includes the full text of the proceedings of 59 major astronomy and astrophysics organizations and conferences; coverage varies widely by organization or conference; the most current proceedings for the organizations are usually not available.
Astrophysics Data System — Scanned Bulletins and Observatory Publications Service (NASA/Harvard)
Scanned images of the text from 20+ bulletins and other publications from astronomical observatories and societies located worldwide. Coverage varies widely by each publication; the most current issues of each publication are not available.
Astrophysics Data System — Scanned Historical Literature Service (NASA/Harvard)
Scanned images of the text of 50+ classic astronomy and astrophysics serial publications from observatories and societies worldwide. At present, the full text available depends upon the specific publication and roughly covers the early to mid 1800’s to the mid 1900’s.
Astrophysics Data System — Scanned Journals Service (NASA/Harvard)
Includes the full text of 35 major astronomy and astrophysics journals; coverage varies widely by journal; the most current articles for each journal are not available.
The complete full text of 160+ Science-related journals from 2000/2001-present covering subject areas ranging from Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Cancer to Plant Biology, Public health, and Women’s health.
Central Open Access Reference Library–Geosciences (Copernicus Gesellschaft)
Some or complete full text access to several journals and proceedings in the Geosciences; journals available include:
Advances in Geosciences
Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics
Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics Discussion
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics
Stephan Mueller Special Publication Series
FAO Corporate Document Repository (Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations)
A diverse collection of publications–books, meeting documents, journal articles, etc.–related to food and agriculture that extends back into the 1970’s.
J-STAGE (Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic; Japan Science and Technology Agency)
The full text of dozens of scientific journals published in Japan. Coverage depends upon the individual journal, but the contents of most journals are available from the mid to late 1990’s to present. Articles are often available in English though some are only available in Japanese.
National Sea Grant Library (description; University of Rhode Island)
Documents covering a wide variety of subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, limnology, coastal zone management, marine recreation and law; the full text of some of these documents–extending back into the 1970’s–is available online.
A digital archive of life sciences journal literature that currently includes full text access to 50+ journals plus all the journals also available through BioMed Central; coverage varies by title but is generally from the late 1990’s until the most current 6 months.
SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online — description)
Access to the full text of articles from 100+ scientific journals published in Latin American and Caribbean countries; the text may be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese; coverage varies by title but can extend from 1995-present. The arrangement of the site includes national and thematic collections of journals including —
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Individual research-oriented/scholarly journals not found in the collections above:
American Journal of Roentgenology (2000-latest 2 years)
Published by the American Roentgen Ray Society, the journal covers research in radiology and allied sciences.
The Asian Journal of Mathematics (1997-present)
A journal that aims to stimulate mathematical research in the Asian region. It publishes original research papers and survey articles on all areas of pure mathematics and theoretical applied mathematics; published by The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.
Biochemical Journal (1996-the latest 1 year)
Published by Portland Press, Biochemical Journal covers all aspects of biochemistry, and cell and molecular biology.
Biochemical Society Transactions (1995-the latest 1 year)
Published by Portland Press on behalf of the Biochemical Society.
Cell Growth & Differentiation (1999-September 2002)
Published by the American Association of Cancer Research, this journal changed its title–as of October 2002–to Molecular Cancer Research.
European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei (1998-present)
Published by EDP Sciences, a journal covering nuclear structure and reactions, heavy-ion physics, Hadron physics, and interdisciplinary topics.
European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (1998-present)
Published by EDP Sciences, a journal covering atomic physics, molecular physics and chemical physics, clusters and nanostructures, plasma physics, laser cooling and quantum gas, nonlinear dynamics, optical physics, quantum optics and quantum information, and ultraintense and ultrashort laser fields.
Experimental Mathematics (1992-present)
A journal devoted to experimental aspects of mathematics research. It publishes formal results inspired by experimentation, conjectures suggested by experiments, descriptions of algorithms and software for mathematical exploration, surveys of areas of mathematics from the experimental point of view, and general articles of interest to the community. Published by A K Peters, Ltd. (Massachusetts, USA).
Geochemical Transactions (2000-2003)
An online journal covering all aspects of chemistry as it relates to materials and processes occurring in the Earth’s aquasphere and geosphere; published from 2000-2003 by the Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom).
Geometry and Topology (1997-present)
Geometry and Topology is a fully refereed international journal dealing with all aspects of geometry and topology and their applications; the journal is published by Geometry & Topology Publications (GTP) … based in the Mathematics Department of the University of Warwick at Coventry, UK.
Internet Mathematics (2003-present)
A journal devoted to mathematical aspects of managing large databases such as the Internet; published by A K Peters, Ltd. (Massachusetts, USA).
Issues in Science and Technology (Fall 1996-present)
Published by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Statistica Sinica (1991-latest 1 year)
Sponsored by the Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, and the International Chinese Statistical Association and based in Taiwan, this journal publishes original work in all areas of statistics and probability, including theory, methods and applications.
Tree Physiology (November 1994-1999)
A forestry journal from Heron Publishing–an international botanical journal.
The Wilson Bulletin (1889-1999)
The quarterly journal of the Wilson Ornithological Society.
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