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Scholarly Communication 101: Open Access

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Examples of Open Access journals

Subject Area Journal name
Anthropology, Folklore Asian Ethnology
Art Contemporary Aesthetics
Biological Sciences Herpetological Conservation and Biology
Chemistry Chemistry Central Journal
Chemistry, Physics Nanoscale Research Letters
Communications Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
Education Across the Disciplines 
Geosciences Biogeosciences
History History of Women in the Americas 
Journalism & Communication International Journal of Communication
Literature, Digital Humanities Humanist Studies & the Digital Age
Math, Philosophy The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 
Medicine British Medical Journal
Physics New Journal of Physics
Religion Review of Biblical Literature
Romance Languages eHumanista
Science, General PLoS One
Social Work Advances in Social Work 
Sociology Qualitative Sociology Review

Adapted with permission from the University of Oregon LIbraries.

NOTE: A list of 619 OA journals with impact factors is available for downloading. The justification for the list can be found in the blogpost The Impact Factor of Open Access Journals linked from The Impact Factor of Open Access Journals article by Utrecht University Library in the Netherlands.

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