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Publishing in the Life Sciences

Finding Open Access Journals

Finding Open Access Journals

  • BioMed Central - All the original research articles in journals published by BioMed Central are immediately and permanently available online without charge. McGill University is a supporting member of BMC, entitling authors to a 15% reduction of the article publication fee.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - A comprehensive directory listing free, full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages. If choosing an open access journal, journal listing in DOAJ can be used as a positive indicator
  • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)- If choosing an open access journal, journal membership in OASPA can be used as a positive indicator
  • PubMed Central - U.S. National Library of Medicine's permanent digital archive of life sciences journal literature.
  • PubMed Central Canada
  • Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing
  • Public Library of Science - A non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. PLoS Publishes its own journals.


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