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Scholarly Communication: Directories

What is scholarly communication? This guide serves as an introduction to open access publishing as well as a guide to facilitate scholarly communication and collaboration.

Bibliography on OA

Charles Bailey's definitive guide.


A definitive directory of worldwide OA repositories and their policies:  ROARMAP

Check OPENDOAR also for academic OA repositories around the world.

See list of over 1500 repositories worldwide at Open Archives.

MELIBEA is an international directory listing both institutional repositories and their individual OA policies and requirements.  It features a unique "estimator" that compares institutions with one another with respect to their "OA values" (their degree of openness with regard to publicly funded research).

National Libraries

FSO Online

Check out our Fulltext Sources Online directory (by subscription only)

FSO is a directory of over 47,000 full-text
newspapers, journals, magazines,
newsletters, and transcripts
from 28 aggregators and content providers

Social Science Research Network

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) "is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences."

It includes both an abstracts database (over 345,000 items) and a collection of full text papers (280,000).  SSRN Networks include free and fee-based journals in 13 subject areas ranging from accounting to rhetoric.