A brief guide to discovering open access journals and articles on ScienceDirect

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 24, 2013

News release: “At Elsevier, we have been busy scaling our open-access publishing program; we now publish 56 open-access journals and host a further 91 on behalf of our society and publishing partners. However, you may not know how to navigate to these journals and articles. Here are some tips to help you find this content easily.
1. Find a list of open-access journals: You can navigate to our list of open access journals from the ScienceDirect homepage by clicking the link for our “Open Access Journal Directory” or bookmarking http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/browse/all/open-access.
2. Find a list of all journals that have open-access articles: In addition to our 56 open access journals, we give authors the option to publish open-access articles in over 1,600 of our established journals. Find a list of these journals on the ScienceDirect homepage by clicking “View all publications with Open Access articles.” Once you are in the publication list, you can limit your results to open-access journals or journals that contain open-access articles by selecting the appropriate filter checkboxes.
3. Find a list of open-access articles: The easiest way to find relevant open-access articles is to search ScienceDirect. By keying in your search terms, you will be able to identify any relevant open-access articles in your search results by looking for the label “Open Access.” 4. Search only for open access articles: If you would prefer to see filtered results that only show open-access articles, then you need to use the advanced search. In the advanced search, you can refine your search results to only show open-access articles by selecting the checkbox for Open Access Articles.”

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