Open Access Journals

This page provides a listing of free research databases, without requiring registration and login. Some databases provide full access to their papers, while some limit to select subjects or topics. Being free, the listing is provided as is with no rights to paid content.

While we do check and update the links periodically, do let us know when some links become inaccessible or irrelevant. Some may be restricted by the owners, and others inadvertently taken off during while updating the links.


The directory provides access to free full text 4,500+ journals in all subjects. The directory is searchable at article level.

Academic Journals

Publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Publishes over 100 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.


ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers. Explore scientific, technical, and medical research on ScienceDirect. Currently 250,000 articles on ScienceDirect are open access. Articles published open access are peer-reviewed and made free for everyone to read, download and reuse in line with the authors' choice of user license.


A large collection of free educational books - over 50,000 books covering STEM subjects. Do note that only those labelled Open Access provide access to full text.


SSRN´s eLibrary that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research provides 837,324 research papers from 416,336 researchers across 30 disciplines. 

Mje Mcgill

MJE promotes an international, multidisciplinary discussion of issues in the field of educational research, theory, and practice


A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 204 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available and all content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).


A directory containing information and direct links to the full text about more than 4,000 open access journals.


More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free.


British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) provides readers with the widest possible coverage of developments in educational technology world-wide and is the primary source for academics and professionals in the expanding fields of education, training and information technology.


The journal content platform that gives online access to all peer-reviewed journal articles published under the Taylor & Francis and Routledge imprints.


An extensive collection of journals, primarily in the social sciences.


Educational Technology & Society is an open access academic journal published quarterly from October 1998 until December 2018 in the areas of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems.


ERA (Education and Research Archive), launched in 2010, is the University of Alberta's open access digital archive. ERA's open access content includes the intellectual output of the University and promotes opportunities for research discovery as well as for archival preservation for individuals at academic institutions as well as those beyond our walls.