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Open Access: Characteristics and Benefits for the Academic Community: Revistas y Libros

Open Access Journals and Books

In this section, we present some resources you can use to find Open Access journal articles and books. If you look into some of them, such as the Directory of Open Access Journals and the Directory of Open Access Books, you will notice that the universe of Open Access academic publications is very broad and diverse. Besides the vast quantity, Open Access academic literature is often of exceptional quality. 

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with Open Access sources of academic literature in your area of expertise. This will help you stay up-to-date on recent developments in your field without having to depend on whatever paid subscriptions your institution has.  

Sources for Open Access Articles

The following are sources where you can find Open Access academic articles.

Directory of Open Access Journals 

The DOAJ project was started in 2003 at the University of Lund. This resource provides access to thousands of academic journals from all over the world in a wide array of disciplines. 

Public Library of Science

This Open Access resource provides academic material in biological sciences and medicine.



This publisher issues Open Access journals about topics such as science, medicine, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.

Springer Open




Provides access to articles on a broad variety of topics, such as natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and business administration.

Sources for Open Access Books

Use the following sources to find Open Access academic books.  

Open Research Library





Other Open Access Academic Resources

This is a brief list of Open Access sources available online. There are probably many more Open Access resources related to your discipline. We encourage you to explore further.