Queen’s University Belfast is committed to supporting open access (OA) for the purposes of preservation, increased dissemination and potential increased impact of research.
The purpose of this guide is provide Queen’s Staff and Students with a list of resources that can provide access to freely available, scholarly papers across multi-disciplines.
The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland has collated some useful links and resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19) including advice and guidance from National and local Government, NHS and scientific resources and links.
Most of this information is freely available online, however, some articles may be only accessible to library members.
Wellcome and Nature are among organisations to call for Coronavirus content to be shared openly. A number of publishers have made content available - they are listed by Wellcome at: https://wellcome.ac.uk/press-release/publishers-make-coronavirus-covid-19-content-freely-available-and-reusable and by STM at: www.stm-assoc.org/about-the-industry/coronavirus-2019-ncov. Some of the main publishers and their coronavirus free content are listed below. Many publishers have also committed to make content available through PubMedCentral.
Wolters Kluwer Covid-19 tools and resources
Springer Nature (Springer, Nature, Scientific American, BMC)
The New England Journal of Medicine
Wiley Online Library
Taylor and Francis Group
Times Higher Education
AMBOSS Learning Card
Queen's supports a number of fully open access publishers via publisher membership deals and institutional pre-pay accounts.
Some of the fully open access publishers that Queen's currently support are listed below:
BioMed Central: Fully open access publisher, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.
Public Library of Science: Fully open access publisher in science, technology and medicine.
CORE: largest aggregator of open access research papers in the world.
CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public.
OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories.
OpenDOAR is a quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories. It enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories, based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.
UnPaywall: A browser extension that provides access to an open database with over 20 million free scholarly articles
1findr contains refereed journals and journals which may not be included in existing collections and discovery systems