Open access journals are those journals that do not charge any subscription fees for users. Many are available electronically. Users are free to access, download and print articles for free.
The Directory of Open Access Journals contains links to almost 3000 free scholarly online journals in all disciplines. Every journal in the Directory employs an editorial board or a peer-review system to control the quality of its contents. Users can access journals as soon as they are placed in the Directory – no delay of a month or more like many subscription-based journals. One can browse journals by discipline or search for articles on specific topics.
The Directory of Open Access Journals is available in the A-Z List of Databases on the Library’s Web site or at http://www.doaj.org/