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Scholarly Publishing and Open Access

This guide provides tips and resources for navigating the scholarly publishing landscape, including journal lists, author resources, and resources about preprints and repositories.

Finding Free and Open Scholarship

Perhaps you no longer have access to JHU's subscription materials, or you might be interested in open access as a social justice issue and wish to utilize openly available articles in your own research right now. Below are groups of tools, databases, and resources that can help you find open access or freely available scholarship.

Open Access Databases and Repositories

Many repositories house open access research, including preprint servers and databases. A sample of repositories housing open access literature is listed below.

*Note that preprint servers (like medRxiv, bioRxiv, and arXiv) house research that has not yet undergone peer review. 

Open Access Tools

The following tools and browser extensions will help you locate free and open access research.

Open Data and Other Resources

The links below also house free and open access scholarship.

Open Patents