Appendix III. Open Access Journals and Electronic Libraries and Archives


Open access journals are usually available at research libraries and archives. Most of the traditional publishers have electronic journals. These journals are totally new journals, or they are electronic copies of old journals. These electronic copies may be freely available, or accessibility is restricted to concern those subscribers who have paid fees in order to get the access to these journals. All the traditional printing houses also have electronic versions at least of some of their main journals. Libraries maintain systems for the users of the libraries to get access to the electronic publications.

The list below contains collections of addresses of archives and publishers which publish electronic journals. It is followed by a list of electronic journals of traditional publishers. There are some open access journals which are maintained by the publishers, but it is common that the institutions and/or authors have to pay to the publisher before the manuscripts can be published in an open access journal.

Electronic Journals and Archives for Electronic Publications

  1. Linköping University Electronic Press
    "Linköping University Electronic Press (LiU E-Press) was established by a decision of the Board of Linköping University in 1996. On April 1, 2004 LiU E-Press became an independent unit with our own board and associated with the Linköping University Library." The administration of the Linköping University Electronic Press consists of the Board with the Chair, Vice-Chair, Board members, and Student representatives, and a Secretary. The Staff of the Linköping University Electronic Press consists of the Editor-in-chief, one Publishing editor, one Editor, and one Technician.

    The websites of LiU E-Press have information e.g. on the ethical issues and the contracts to be signed between the authors and the LiU E-Press. According to the contract, the LiU E-Press keeps the works available a certain period of time. The rights of the LiU E-Press are not exclusive, but the works may be published by another publisher. All the publications are copyright protected. The websites contain detailed instructions on the technical issues on formats, style, etc. used in publishing documents. On peer-reviewing: "Articles at LiU E-Press are not submitted to a peer review, as in scientific journals. LiU E-Press may publish articles which have not yet undergone peer review and may also publish the successive versions of an article, which may be the result of the peer review process. In other words, it is quite possible to use LiU E-Press for publishing the first version of an article for the purpose of spreading it and receiving comments. This constitutes an open review by peers in a broader sense. LiU E-Press shall not be used for publishing incomplete and not thoroughly written manuscripts" ( more information).

  2. CogPrints, an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, of computer science, philosophy, biology, anthropology (e.g., primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology), and physical, social and mathematical sciences that are linked to research of cognition. The archive uses freely distributable open access archiving software developed at the University of Southampton, England.
  3. Directory of Open Access Journals
  4. Electronic Journals Library
    Die Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
  5. The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics
  6. Forschungsgruppe Computerlinguistik: Mirror of the Computation and Language E-Print
  7. Open Archive Forum (Cornel University)
  8. Electronic Journals and Newsletters
  9. The Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  10. PubMed Central (PMC)
  11. BioMed Central's Open Access journals: Reviews of new books, corpora, or software packages.
  12. The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

Electronic Journals

  1. Logical Methods for Computer Science (information for submission of the manuscripts and requirements on accepting the papers).
  2. Journal of Biblical Studies is an electronic journal which is concentrated to publish papers on research of Bible and articles on the areas which interact with this area: linguistics, archeology, history, etc. The articles and also the style sheet are freely available at the internet.

    The Journal has two different types of publications, Regular Issues and Special Issues. The copyrights are specified according to the Creative Commons principles ( Creative Commons licences).

  3. Nordic Journal of African Studies is published by the Nordic Association of African Studies.
  4. Web Journal of Formal, Computational, and Cognitive Linguistics is maintained at the Kazan State University. The Journal is freely available.
  5. Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae Mathemathica published by the Department of Mathematics, University of Helsinki.
  6. Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (ETAI) (on principles of the Journal).

Electronic Journals §

  1. CSLI (the Center for the Study of Language and Information) (on-line access, technical reports).

  2. The MIT Press (Computational Linguistics).

  3. John Benjamins Publishing Company (on Journals). International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (IJCL) is published by Benjamins (the Journal is not a web-publication).
  4. Springer Verlag
    other Springer publication. The Open Choice articles are freely available.
  5. Mouton de Grueter: Folia Linguistica is an exmples of journals published by the Mouton de Grueter which also have open-access versions.
  6. Oxford Journals: (OJ online)


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