April 16, 2005

A list of Journals

Unique in the fact that they are Open Source. Data at Truck and Barter found The Directory of Open Access Journals Here are the general subjects:
  • Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Arts and Architecture
  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • General Works
  • Health Sciences
  • History and Archaeology
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Law and Political Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Science General
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology and Engineering
From their website:
Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 1529 journals in the directory. Currently 385 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 72019 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
I can see the point of charging for Journals -- even the relatively high prices since they are usually printed well, on good paper (to last) and are not sold in large volumes. We are not talking Readers Digest here, we are talking about something that may may sell 5,000 copies of each edition. On the other side, when trying to research something, tracking down a specific article can be a royal pain. When I was living in Seattle and could walk into the UW Libraries, it was not as bad but in the country, trying to ferret something out online becomes a lot more challenging. Nice to see the Open Source movement spreading! Posted by DaveH at April 16, 2005 7:55 PM