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Open Access Directory

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. By bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them, use them for reference, and update them. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA. To see what we have, browse the table of contents below, browse the table of categories, or use the search box in the left sidebar. To help the cause, just register and start editing. If you have any questions, see our help section or drop us a line.

OAD is a wiki and we count on our users to keep these lists accurate, comprehensive, and up to date. Our goal is for the OA community itself to maintain the lists with little intervention from the editors or editorial board. We welcome your contributions to the lists, ideas for new lists, and comments to help us improve. Please contact us or use the discussion tabs on individual pages. The OAD is hosted by the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and supervised by an independent editorial board.

-- The OAD family is deeply saddened by the loss of our Editor, Robin Peek. Robin was the co-founder and editor of the OAD, a passionate open access supporter, but most of all she was a wonderful person. We will surely miss her. --Nancypontika (talk) 13:59, 25 August 2015 (EDT)

Table of Contents

Lists under development. These lists have been accepted by the editors for inclusion and are now undergoing final refinements before moving to the table of contents.


For an overview, see lists of all OAD articles or all OAD categories.