Open Access Journals

Science business

Science without paywalls

The case for open science!

New initiative to boost open access 

Should all research papers be free?

Can open science change the world?

Software-mediated community building

We paid for the research, so let's see it 

Secret computer code threatens science

Avoiding  the guise of an anonymous review

UNESCO recommendation on open science

FundRef - funding source info re publications

Area-wide transition to open access is possible

Researchers can publish or perish - or start a business

Making a difference with open source science equipment

Reinventing discovery: the new era of networked science

US National Academies present a guide for 'open science' 

Sci-Hub: the ongoing legal battle for open access to science

Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions

Do you have a conflict of interest? This robotic assistant may find it first  

Industry and academia wrangle over open research data and publishing

I can no longer work for a system that puts profit over access to research

No need for researchers to break the law to access scientific publications

To deal with global challenges, open access publishing must be the new normal

Open science: policy implications for the evolving phenomenon of user-led scientific innovation        

European approach to open access publishing:

ERC gives grant to support open access

Dutch universities square off with Elsevier

Europe moves closer to open-access publishing

Europe approves path to open science commons

Wellcome Trust launches new open access platform

EU Commission sets out plan to allow free data mining

Elsevier signs open access agreement in the Netherlands

EU science publishers urged to get serious on open access

Publishing costs European universities over 1B euros a year

Researchers to take on publishers over new EU copyright laws

Dutch EU presidency aims at open access to scientific journals

Bold plan to take European open access initiative global in 2019

EU: Scientific papers must be free to access - and to reuse - by 2020

Frontiers CEO comments on progress of Opan Publishing movement

Journal papers based on EU-funded science should be free to access

European Reseach Council pulls support for radical open access plan

European academies hit out at high author charges for open access publishing

Big European funders flesh out plan towards immediate free access to journals

Politicians and R&D funders 'finally pushing in the same direction' on science publishing

US approach to open access publishing:

DoE Pages 

US: a step in the right direction 

Caltech announces open access policy  

Transformative open-access deals spread to the US 

DoE offers public access to scholarly scientific publications 

Open-access advocates find DoE plan 'vague and disappointing'   

US memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies

Open access moves by traditional publishers:


A guide to open access 

Nature makes all articles free to view


Springer open access journals

Springer open access funding options

Behind the paywall: Springer retracts 64 scientific papers with fake peer reviews


De Gruyter: "open access is part of ourcore business"

AGU and Wiley launch new open access journal "Earth and Space Science"

Specific open access journals:

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Earth sciences:




GSA Today

Future Earth

WCRP e-Zine

Geologica Acta

Journal of Maps 

DeGruyter Open

Earth Perspectives

Earth Science India

Nature Conservation    

Geophysica (Finland) 

Yale environment 360

Annales Geophysicae

Hazard Risk Resilience

Copernicus Publications

DMOZ Open Directory Project

IGES/COLA Technical Reports

OpenGeoScience.   OpenGeoSci

Directory of Open Access Journals

Earth Science is ready for preprints

Atmospheric chemistry and physics

Hydrology and Earth system science

Journal of geoenvironmental disasters

The open fuels & energy science journal

Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer

Natural Hazards and Earth system science

Frontiers.   Frontiers in Earth system science

Hazard-Risk-Resiliece Durham University, UK

Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan 

The international journal of disaster risk science

A new open access physics journal enters the fold

Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) 

PLOS One    PLoS Open Access Collection.   PLoS Currents: Disasters                    


Optics InfoBase

Google directory

ESRF Newsletter 

Cambridge journals 

Open data compass 

Astrobiology magazine

Politics and Governance

Climate Code Foundation

Scientific computing world

HighWire Stanford University

Optics in LEDS for lightening      

Journal of physics (conference series)