Thursday, August 02, 2007

We don't need no steenkin JSTOR

Directory of Open Access Journals -- via Dialogic. It lists 66 journals of Philosophy alone, including various publications from places like the Ecole normale supérieure, the University of Florence, the University of Dublin, the Universidad Central de Venezuela, the University of Trieste, the Queensland University of Technology (Foucault studies), Rhodes University, South Africa, the University of Limerick, the Society for the Advancement of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia, the Universidad del Zulia, Centro de Estudios Filosoficos, and lots more, even a couple of USian universities.

Then there are dozens of journals for arts, music, religion, languages, linguistics, etc. Have a look around. Look up something you're interested in. They are not JSTOR, or PROJECTilevomitMUSE, or SCIENCE. They'll actually let you in.

Here's a bit of a letter from David Amram, published in Chapter & Verse from the University of Leeds:

I spent the first day in Windber giving concerts, and hosting a screening of Pull My Daisy, the film in which I collaborated with Kerouac in 1959, prior to a marathon 12 hour reading of On the Road the next day, for which I provided some of music, as well as playing between and during the readings with local musicians. I also had a show of my caricatures of everyone from that era.
The DOAJ might not be the most beautifully designed site you'll ever see, but it is unquestionably the most beautiful site I've seen in a very long time.

Agriculture and Food Sciences
Arts and Architecture
Biology and Life Sciences
Business and Economics
Earth and Environmental Sciences
General Works
Health Sciences
History and Archaeology
Languages and Literatures
Law and Political Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religion
Physics and Astronomy
Science General
Social Sciences
Technology and Engineering

Sign the Petition.

How's this for zeitgeisty? For background, this.

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Blogger Peter Suber said...

Tom: The DOAJ is part of a larger worldwide movement for open access to research literature. For daily coverage, see my blog, Open Access News.

8/03/2007 10:25 AM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

Thanks Peter - glad to hear from you.

8/03/2007 7:30 PM  

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