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Open Access to Scholarship

This research guide provides an brief overview of past and current issues relevant to the open access movement.

OA Databases used by the Evans Library

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

PLOS is a driving force in the OA movement demonstrating how this model can work effectively.  It publishes seven peer-reviewed open-access journals, which can be found in the Evans Library's A to Z Journals list.

Predatory Publishers

Scholars should be aware that some OA publishers could be ‘predatory’ and seek to profit from author processing charges.

Featured OA ebook and ejournal