Free Online Journals


  • This is a list of databases which provide access to online journals. Please click on the link to access the journals. Contact the librarian for further assistance.
  • African Journals Online (AJOL) is the world’s largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals. http://www.ajol.info/. Registration is required to access articles. It is free to register.
  • arXiv. A repository of electronic pre-prints of papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance. http://arxiv.org/
  • Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. http://www.bioline.org.br/
  • BioMed Central, the Open Access publisher, provides access to journals in Science. http://www.biomedcentral.com/
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. http://doaj.org/
  • Highwire offers free online access to developing economies. http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/devecon.dtl
  • Jurn is a free-to-use online search tool for finding and downloading free full-text scholarly works. http://www.jurn.org/
  • PLOS (Public Library of Science) offers access to the world’s scientific and medical literature. https://www.plos.org/
  • PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
  • SAGE Open Access Journals. Published by SAGE, all articles in the journals provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online. https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/afr/pure-gold-open-access-journals
  • Scientific Electronic Library (SciELO) is an electronic library covering a selected collection of Brazilian scientific journals. http://www.scielo.br/