A growing number of academic institutions around the world have enacted policies to require the deposit of journal articles and other scholarly works to their institutional repositories. These policies can be adopted at departmental, faculty or institutional levels. The Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) is a searchable international registry providing a collection of links to such policies, charting the growth of open access mandates adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders.
The Association of African Universities (AAU) has implemented a harvester DATAD-R (Database of African Theses and Dissertations and Research) to harvest African Repositories. The collections of 4 communities (AAU Repository, Africa Centre of Excellence Scholarly Output, Research Africa & Theses/Dissertations) are available on the DSpace Repository.
A directory of South African Academic Open-Access Repositories on the OpenDOAR platform.
CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge. Rather than creating just another digital library, CiteSeerx attempts to provide resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software that can be used to promote other digital libraries.
Cogprints (Cognitive Sciences ePrint Archive) an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science (e.g., artificial intelligence, robotics, vison, learning, speech, neural networks), Philosophy (e.g., mind, language, knowledge, science, logic), Biology (e.g., ethology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary theory), Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Neurology, human genetics, Imaging), Anthropology (e.g., primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology), as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.
The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types. Dryad originated from an initiative among a group of leading journals and scientific societies to adopt a joint data archiving policy (JDAP) for their publications, and the recognition that open, easy-to-use, not-for-profit, community-governed data infrastructure was needed to support such a policy. These remain our guiding principles. Dryad’s vision is to promote a world where research data is openly available, integrated with the scholarly literature, and routinely re-used to create knowledge.
EarthArXiv is both a preprint server and a volunteer community devoted to open scholarly communication. As a preprint server, EarthArXiv publishes articles from all subdomains of Earth Science and related domains of planetary science.
EconStor is a publication server for scholarly economic literature, provided as a non-commercial public service by the ZBW. The full texts collected here (mostly working papers, but also journal articles, conference proceedings, etc.) are all freely accessible according to the principles of Open Access. Authors and editors can also submit papers to EconStor free of charge. EconStor is among the largest repositories in its discipline with 202,886. full-texts, and it regularly reaches top positions in international rankings. More than 500 institutions use it for the digital dissemination of their publications in Open Access. EconStor is also an important input service for RePEc, where it is one of the most highly frequented archives. Moreover we also distribute our titles to search engines like Google, Google Scholar or BASE and to academic databases like WorldCat, OpenAire and EconBiz.
Europe PMC is an open science platform that enables access to a worldwide collection of life science publications and preprints from trusted sources around the globe. Europe PMC is developed by EMBL-EBI. It is a partner of PubMed Central and a repository of choice for many international science funders. Free, transparent, and community-driven, Europe PMC is your gateway to life science research.
figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.
Frontiers is Open Science High quality open access publishing and research networking. Frontiers is an online platform for the scientific community to publish open-access articles and network with colleagues. Fast, open-access publication. Rigorous peer-review in real-time thanks to our interactive, online interface. Detailed metrics to follow the impact of articles. A networking platform made especially for the scientific community.
The open archive HAL (Hyper Articles en Ligne) is an open archive where authors can deposit scholarly documents from all academic fields. Researchers can connect their HAL research output with their ORCID via the Add Works 'Search & Link' option.
INSPIRE is a trusted community hub that helps researchers to share and find accurate scholarly information in high energy physics.
PsyArXiv was a preprint repository for the psychological sciences opened in September 2016 and officially launched in December 2016. It was hosted by the Center for Open Science. The preprint service was inspired by the arXiv repository.
the World Bank website provides an invaluable source of information about the Bank itself and the services that it offers to developing countries throughout the world. It gives access to the Bank’s publications as well as providing information and statistical data about the projects, programmes and research in which the Bank is involved.
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.