Tools and Resources

Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is the leading online directory and index of high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Jurn is a curated academic search across thousands of free journals in the arts & humanities.

BASE is a search engine especially for academic open access web resources.

Scholarly Open Access (a.k.a. Beall’s list) ,run by a U.S. librarian, is the most comprehensive list of “predatory” publishers and journals. Check suspect publications in this source when deciding where to publish your research.


OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories, both those of specific academic institutions, and subject-specific repositories (e.g. arXiv, PubMed Central, etc.)

Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) provides “open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world.” This information may be useful when choosing a repository for your research.

Disciplinary Repositories is a comprehensive list of discipline-specific repositories.

Open Access Policies

A directory of publisher open access and archiving policies. This is a good starting point if you are trying to locate OA-related policies of publishers.

SHERPA/JULIET a directory of funders’ open access policies/requirements.

ROARMAP a "The Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) is a searchable international registry charting the growth of open access mandates adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders that require their researchers to provide open access to their peer-reviewed research article output by depositing it in an open access repository.”


Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coaliation (SPARC) is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.  The SPARC site contains a wealth of high-quality information to academics wanting to make their research available open access, including author rights information, addendums for publisher agreements, and guidance on open access policy development.