Open access: OA by Discipline


 International Journal of Educational Integrity, Source:

Tracey Bretag, Director: Global Experience Division of Business, is the founding editor of the Open Source journal International Journal for Educational Integrity

 Below are a few examples of Open Access journals:

Austlii logo, Source: The Australasian Legal Scholarship Library aims to provide an open content publishing platform for any law journals wishing to use it. It also aims to expand the existing Library by including law school academic repositories; Australian postgraduate theses on law; repositories of Australian judicial scholarship.

Health Sciences

BioMed Central logo [Source:]

BioMed Central is a major publisher of over 250 open access journals in science, technology and medicine, including:

Examples of  other open access journals where UniSA staff have published their research include:

Nutrients is an open access journal and has Professor Jon Buckley from UniSA's Nutritional Physiology Research Centre as Joint Editor-in-Chief. Nutrients was first published in 2009, and received its first impact factor with the 2011 Journal Citations Report annual update.

Education, Arts and Social Sciences

A few OA journals...

Research on Steiner Education logo [Source:]

Dr Tom Stehlik, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, is a member of the Editorial Board for the OA journal Research on Steiner Education and states:

'With the explosion of Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in higher education and the increasing move towards online delivery and learning, Open Access journals make more sense for both academics and students'

Open Access books: a few examples...
Open book [johnny_automatic, 'open book', CC Licence: CC0 1.0, Image Source: Open Clip Art Library]

IT, Engineering and the Environment

 Read about Elsevier's Open Access program and search its OA journals

University of Salford, 'AI and robotics lecture', CC Licence: CC BY 3.0 (, Image Source: flickr (

Some Scientific Research OA journals include:

Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE)
Engineering (ENG)
Advances in Nanoparticles (ANP)
Journal of Quantum Information Science (JQIS)
Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering (CWEEE)

 PLOS, CC License: CC BY 3.0 US (, Image Source: PLOS (
PLOS is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature freely available. PLOS ONE is an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science since 2006. It includes articles in any disciplines within science and medicine, including: