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Directory of Open Access Journals

What is an "open access journal"? Short answer: it's available online and it's free. Longer answer: "A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access" by Peter Suber.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) currently lists 1691 "free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals." The list of journals may be browsed by title or subject, and articles from 414 journals may be searched by title, author, ISSN, etc.

This is not just for librarians but for anyone who would like to read journal articles written by experts from all over the world. For example, librarians who would like to update themselves on the latest developments in librarianship have forty journals to choose from under the subject "Library and Information Science."

More importantly, those whose institutional budgets will not allow them to subscribe to electronic databases or individual journals may refer users to DOAJ. In fact, those seeking PAASCU accreditation may wish to include DOAJ titles in their list of available journals—assuming, of course, that the library provides Internet access to users.

As far as I can tell, no Filipino journals are listed on DOAJ. If you know any Filipino journals that are available online (never mind that they don't fulfill all of the DOAJ criteria), please leave a comment below because I already know of a few and will be featuring them soon.

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