Open Access / Scholarly Publishing Resources

General Sources

Electronic Journals and Public Access: Changes in Scholarly Communication. National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Scholarly Communication: Issues for Health Sciences Libraries in Clinical Settings. National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Association of Research Libraries Create Change Initiative

Scholarly Communications Issues. Medical Library Association.

Open Access Now. BioMed Central.

SPARC Open Access Newsletter. The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition.

Open Access Publishers

Directory of Open Access Journals

BioMed Central

PLoS. Public Library of Science.

Support for Open Access

Budapest Open Access Initiative

Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing

IFLA Supports Open Access Movement. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

Medical Library Association Statement on Open Access

The Alliance for Taxpayer Access

Wellcome Trust

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Statement on Sharing Research Data

NIH Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research (policy revised on Jan. 11, 2008)

NIH Public Access

NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system

Research Councils of the United Kingdom Updated Position Statement on Access to Research Outputs

Scholarly Society/Association Viewpoints

Society for Scholarly Publishing

Studies of Scientific Research Publishing

The Facts About Open Access. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Profiles of Major Media Groups

Impact Factors

The Impact of Open Access Journals (Thompson ISI)

2006 Impact Factors for PLoS Journals. Public Library of Science.

PubMed Central

Institutional Repository Services

BioMed Central Open Repository

Digital Commons

Data Harvesting


Open Archives Initiative

Copyright & Intellectual Property


Creative Commons

Discussion List

LIBLICENSE-L Discussion List

This webliography is based on significant work done by Mary Ryan, Director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library.