Definition of Open Access Journal:
We define open access journals as journals that provide right to the users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles
About Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE):
The Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) service covers free, full text, quality controlled journals. We aim to cover journals in all subjects that are published in English language. There are now 4,500+ journals in the directory. All are searchable at article level.
Background of the Project:
The proliferation of open access journals provides a very valuable supplement of the traditional published reading materials. According to OA-BAROMETER
, 20% of peer-reviewed articles across all disciplines are now freely available. However these valuable collections are difficult to consult from a single platform. But, available technologies make it possible to collect and organize these resources in a way that allow the readers to find out the relevant article quickly. As a result in 2008, a project by named “Link Library of Open Access Journals” was developed by Dr. Badan Barman. In the first part of 2010 its name was changed to “Open Access Journals Search Engine”. In January, 2011, Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University sponsored a Minor Research Project to Dr. Badan Barman and as part of the project it was run from an independent website www.oajse.com. On 18th May, 2017 all the data and information from the previous website was migrated to the www.kkhsou.in
Aim and Scope:
The aim of this project is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
How Do We Collect the Data?:
In our starting days we used to collect the data from DOAJ
. However, today it is not the only source. Today we also collect the data in our own as well as scan other websites. All journals are verified manually before its inclusion into the OAJSE.
What don't We Include in OAJSE?
a) Journals that charge any access or subscription fees.
b) When all the content of the journal is not available in full text.
c) When all contents are not available freely.
d) When journal has an embargo period (Open Access is delayed).
e) Journals that are published in other than English language
f) Journals that don’t have an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
g) Journals that don’t go through a quality control process through an editor, editorial board and/or a peer-review system.
Can I Suggest a Journal for Inclusion to OAJSE:
Yes, you can. Please use our following "Submission Form for Journals"
How Can I Support / Sponsor OAJSE:
For your kind information we don’t accept any kind of sponsorship.
Why is the Subject Area I'm Looking for Not Covered?:
It’s may be our fault. Most probably we did not receive any request in that area.
Can You Help me Find Articles on a Subject?:
No, unfortunately we cannot. We do not have anything beyond what we displayed over the site.
I See a Mistake in the Data, How Do I Report It?:
If we misspelled anything over the website, you can report it to the following address. Your contribution will be duly acknowledged.