“Open Science, Open Minds.” That’s the slogan of Intech, an online resource with a wealth of science journals (and books) available for download, for free! I remember stumbling upon Intech and thinking, “Why didn’t I know about this sooner?” Upon posting the link to Intech on the various geography facebook groups I frequent, responses from my fellow geographers directed me to more open access journals related to the field as made available at the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). From boycotts of publisher prices to journal costs scaled by a subscriber’s income, questions about how journals are made accessible and exclusive are on the rise. Upon investigating further, I find myself barely grazing the edges of an exciting and growing movement in free knowledge. Knowing that I have barely scratched the surface, I am curious to know what Open Access Journal resources my peers have come across, and what thoughts you have on this phenomena?
On Open Access Scholarship February 18, 2012