Online Academic Journals Available to Everyone...Not Just College Students

Dec 18, 2008

College students aren't the only people with access to academic journals. There are plenty of open-access journals online that are freely available to everyone. Here is a selection of art, design, literary, law, business, science and medicine journals that can be viewed online.

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Art, Design and Literary Journals

  • International Journal of Education and the Arts - This peer-review journal publishes studies and articles related to arts education, theory and literature.
  • International Journal of Architectural Research - This peer-reviewed journal focuses on architecture. IJAR offers the latest in research and the practice of architecture and design.
  • The International Journal of Computer Game Research - Published several times each year, this cross-disciplinary journal focuses on various aspects of computer gaming, including cultural aspects and game research.
  • Post Identity - This international journal is published by the University of Michigan. It investigates humanities and literature. Post Identity is enhanced with audio and video.
  • Philament - Published by the University of Sydney, Philament is a journal of postgraduate scholarship. The free online journal focuses on literary arts and culture studies.

Medical and Science Journals

  • Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal - This open-access academic journal publishes the latest in scientific research and analysis. All of the content undergoes a double-blind peer review process before being published.
  • Scholarly Research Exchange - Scholarly Research Exchange is an open-access journal accessible to researchers around the world. The journal publishes peer-reviewed clinical studies, case studies and articles.
  • European Journal of Scientific Research - This is an international research journal publishing applied and conceptual scientific research. All content undergoes a double-blind peer review process.
  • Journal of Research in Medical Sciences - Published by Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, this journal contains peer-reviewed topics in clinical medicine. The Journal of Research in Medical Sciences is published bi-monthly.
  • International Journal of General Medicine - This open-access medical journal publishes original reviews, research and clinical studies.

Business Journals

  • International Journal of Business and Management - The International Journal of Business and Management, which was established in 1998, publishes research in the field of business, finance, marketing, economics and management. This peer-reviewed journal can be downloaded in a PDF format at no charge.
  • International Research Journal of Finance and Economics - This is a bi-monthly, academic journal publishing international research. Peer-reviewed content is focused on issues in international finance and economics.
  • International Journal of Electronic Business Management - Published quarterly, this journal promotes e-business. Past article topics have included IT business models, e-business research, e-government and e-society awareness.
  • The Open Business Journal - This online academic journal publishes original research in the area of business studies. This free journal aims to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed articles.
  • Information Technologies and International Development - Published MIT Press on a quarterly basis, this academic journal offers quality content focused on information and communication technologies (ICT) in business.

Law Journals

  • Duke Law Journal - The Duke Law Journal publishes cutting-edge original legal research. Contributors include Duke students and faculty and legal writers.
  • Open Law Journal - The Open Law Journal publishes original research in areas of U.S. and international law. The journal is peer-reviewed and freely available to researchers around the world.
  • International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law - This quarterly journal is dedicated to legal topics and the legal environment in general. ICNL is electronically distributed at no charge.
  • European Journal of Legal Studies - This academic journal, managed by the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI), publishes peer-reviewed material of the highest quality. Content focuses on legal research and international law.
  • Web Journal of Current Legal Issues - Published by the University of New Castle, this online journal is focused on legal research and current legal issues. The journal is published bi-monthly.
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