Category Archives: e-Journals

journalsGuide: a free tool

JournalGuide – a free tool created by Research Square to help researchers choose the best journal for their manuscript – has added a new designation to its database to help authors identify the most reputable publishing options. Journals with this new Verified status are confirmed to be included in at least one high-value index or vetted by more than one subject-specialized index, saving researchers time and energy comparing multiple websites and formats to validate the coverage of a journal.




SciELO is a cooperative decentralized platform for electronic publishing of scientific journals, with national focal points in 15 countries.  From Latin America and the Caribbean, the following countries, with active national focal points, have journal collections in SciELO: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.  Scielo provides open access to more than 750 journals from the region, allowing searches in article and journal level, by subject or country, to view and download abstract, full-text, and citation information.

SciELO started in Brazil in 1997 as a partnership among FAPESP – the State of São Paulo Science Foundation- and BIREME -the Latin America and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information), a center of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)-.  Since 2002 SciELO also receives support from CNPq -Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico.  SciELO demonstrates the importance of government funding to improve visibility, access and impact of science in developing countries.


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Austrian National Library Releases 100,000 Full Text Books Online, Digitization by Google


“As one of the first national libraries worldwide, the Austrian National Library digitises and makes available online its complete holdings of historical books from the 16th to the second half of the 19th century – one of the five internationally most important historical book collections.

The project is carried out in a Public Private Partnership with Google. Some 600.000 volumes of public domain works are being made available successively, free of charge, for non-commercial purposes. The digitized items can be found via theDigital Library of the Austrian National Library and Google Books. Furthermore, it is planned to make the digital books available via Europeana, the European digital library.”



Open Access:High-Energy Physics Literature Database:InSPIRE


Description: InSPIRE is a particle physics database of journal articles, pre-prints, e-prints, technical reports, conference papers, and theses. It has been indexed and maintained by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and collaborating physics institutions since the late 1960’s. When possible each record links to full text, related experiments, references, reaction data, and conference information.



PMC has launched PubReader

PMC has launched PubReader, a designed particularly for enhancing the readability of PMC journal articles on tablet and other small screen devices, PubReader can also be used on desktops and laptops and from multiple web browsers.


Source: NCBI

Wellcome Trust announced its new policy on open access publishing

Wellcome Trust announced its new policy on open access publishing, Essentially, the Wellcome Trust’s new policy will force the research it funds to be made publicly and freely available online within the first six months of publication. new open access policy here, or you can watch this video. or  here.

The Wellcome Trust world’s largest funders of medical research. more details here



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