Open Access Resources


This page contains an aggregate list of open access databases of resource publications available for download from different local and foreign institutions and websites. More open access journals will be added to this list in the future.


Agricultural and Food Economics (SpringerOpen)
BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. Part of Springer Nature. (c2019). Agricultural and Food Economics. Retrieved from

“Agricultural and Food Economics is an international peer-reviewed journal published on behalf of the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics. Completely open access, the journal publishes original research and review articles with innovative results and relevant policy and managerial implications, based on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies. Topics of interest include sustainable food systems, food and nutrition security, agricultural and food policy, environmental impacts of agricultural and food activities, market analysis, agri-food firm management and marketing, organization of the agri-food value chains, behavioral economics, food quality and safety issues, food and health economics, trade, sustainable rural development, natural and marine resource economics, and land economics.

International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture (SpringerOpen)
Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Part of Springer Nature. (n.d.). International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture. Retrieved from

The International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture is a single-blind peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen, covering all aspects of recycling of organic waste. It is fully supported by the Islamic Azad University, who provide funds to cover all costs of publication, including the Article Processing Charges (APC’s) for all authors. Therefore the journal is both free to read and free to publish in.

The journal publishes high-quality original, review and short comment articles, in all areas of recycling of organic waste including: Solid waste reuse in agriculture ; Waste water reuse in agriculture; Utilization of organic wastes: composting; Ways to reduce, reuse and recycle organic waste ; Social and economic impact of reduction, reuse and recycling of organic waste in agriculture ; Methods to raise the public awareness of recycling and reuse of organic waste in agriculture ; Organic waste utilization in animal and poultry nutrition ;
Urban food waste composting.

Rice-Based Biosystems Journal
Department of Agriculture. Philippine Rice Research Institute. (n.d.). Rice-Based Biosystems Journal. Retrieved from

The Rice-Based Biosystems Journal encourages publication of original research article, review article, commentary, case report and short communication that have impact on applied and integrated rice and rice-based cropping systems in a particular ecosystem. The Journal provides information on rice-based researches on soil and crop improvement, resource use efficiency, biofertilizers, biopesticides, biomaterials, machinery, food processing and high-value pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. It also covers systems analysis and simulation, economics, social and communication systems that influence the landscape of rice and rice-based cropping systems.


ASEAN Digital Library
National Library Board of Singapore / Association of Southeast Asian Nations. (n.d.). ASEAN Digital Library. Retrieved from

The ASEAN Digital Library is a regional project to aggregate and connect the digitised resources of National Libraries in the ASEAN region so that these repositories can be accessed through a single search facility.

ADL will be a boon to users and researchers. In addition, ADL provides global exposure and visibility of ASEAN content; and engages citizens of ASEAN nations in sharing and learning about their cultures and heritage; thus nurturing an appreciation of the ASEAN Identity.

ADL is a project led by the National Library Board of Singapore, with support from the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (COCI).


International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (SpringerOpen)
Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Part of Springer Nature. (n.d.). International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. Retrieved from

“International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS) is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It addresses theoretical and methodological issues in all areas of disaster risk science, policy, and practice. Coverage includes case studies and research comparing responses to major disasters worldwide.

IJDRS promotes Future Earth – Integrated Risk Governance Project research. This includes revealing the dynamic processes of disaster risk; using case studies and comparative analyses to establish risk governance models targeting disasters that might exceed capacities; refining modeling tools; and fostering integrated disaster risk science that meets the challenges of sustainable development.

The journal is a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, which aims to improve international, national, and regional capacities for disaster risk analysis, management, and governance.

The publication costs for IJDRS are covered by Beijing Normal University and the China Association for Science and Technology so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge. (Click to read more)


Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies
Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University & John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (n.d.). Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies. Retrieved from

“Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies is the flagship journal of the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. It is a peer-reviewed open access journal that targets research in policy studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, across a discipline focus that includes economics, political science, governance, development and the environment. The goal of the journal is to break down barriers across disciplines, and generate policy impact.

Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SpringerOpen)
BioMed Central Ltd. unless otherwise stated. Part of Springer Nature. (c2019). Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Retrieved from

“Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility (AJSSR) provides a platform for research articles on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Development/Management issues specific to the Asian region. In particular, AJSSR values research that helps the audience develop a better conceptual base for understanding sustainability and social responsibility of organizations in the Asian region which have recently paid more attention to these topics than previously.

Global Challenges
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (n.d.). Global Challenges. Retrieved from

“Global Challenges is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary open access journal that publishes original research articles, reviews, and commentaries aimed at providing practical solutions to a broad spectrum of current global challenges, for example: Sustainability; Climate change and environmental protection; Energy generation, storage, and distribution; Food and water safety and provision; Global health and healthcare and Technological development.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
Philippine Institute for Development Studies. (n.d.). Publications. Retrieved from

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) website contains the following publications: Policy Notes, Development Research News, Economic Issue of the Day, Discussion Papers, Philippine Journal of Development, Research Paper Series, Books, Economic Policy Monitor, Special Publications, and other Archived Publications on the following focus areas: Agriculture; Banking and Finance; Climate change; Economic outlook; Environment and natural resources; Fiscal policy and taxation; Gender and development; Governance; Health; Infrastructure, communication and transportation; International relations and foreign policy; Labor and Education; Land reform and property rights; Migration and development; Peace and security; Poverty; Regional integration; Technology and innovation; Trade and industry; and Urban and development housing.

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
The World Bank Group. (2019). World Bank Open Knowledge Repository. Retrieved from

The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.


The OKR contains thousands of research works including:

    • World Bank Group Annual Reports and Independent Evaluation Studies
    • Books published by the World Bank Group including flagship publications, academic books and practitioner volumes;
    • All World Development Reports (WDRs) plus recent WDR background papers;
    • Journal articles published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO), two journals published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank;
    • Accepted manuscripts of Bank-authored journal articles from selected external publishers (after an embargo period if applicable);
    • Metadata and links to Bank-authored external journal articles;
    • Serial publications (typically data-intensive outlook reports);
    • Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP)—a series of papers that disseminate findings of work in progress in order to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues;
    • Selected other papers of high research quality;
    • Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies—a series of analytical reports prepared by Bank staff. ESWs gather and evaluate information about a country’s economy and/or a specific sector;
    • Knowledge Notes, providing short briefs that capture lessons of experience from Bank operations and research;
    • The latest Country Opinion Surveys done in client countries for feedback on World Bank Group activities.
    • Selected translated titles.


International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (SpringerOpen)
BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. Part of Springer Nature. (2019). International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. Retrieved from

The International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education aims to: provide a vehicle for scholarly presentation and exchange of information between professionals, researchers and practitioners in the technology-enhanced education field; contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge regarding the use of technology and computers in higher education; and inform readers about the latest developments in the application of information technologies (ITs) in higher education learning, training, research and management.


International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering (SpringerOpen)

International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering
Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Part of Springer Nature. (n.d.). International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering. Retrieved from

The International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering (IJEEE) is a multi-disciplinary, single-blind peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen, covering all areas of energy and environment related fields that apply to the science and engineering communities.

IJEEE aims to promote rapid communication and dialogue among researchers, scientists, and engineers working in the areas of energy and environmental engineering. The journal provides a focus for activities concerning the development, assessment and management of energy and environmental engineering related programs. It is hoped that this journal will prove to be an important factor in raising the standards of discussion, analyses, and evaluations relating to energy and environment programs.

Article-processing charges (APCs) for all authors are covered by Islamic Azad University (IAU). (Click to read more)


Information Please Almanac®
InfoPlease, Sandbox Networks, Inc. (n.d.). Information Please Almanac®. Retrieved from

“Infoplease is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive. (n.d.). Retrieved from

“Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

OMICS Open Access Journals Database
OMICS International- Open Access Publisher. (c2019). Open Access Journals. Retrieved from

OMICS Open Access Journals database contains Peer Reviewed Open Access Journals by Subject:

BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. Part of Springer Nature. (c2019). SpringerOpen. Retrieved from

The SpringerOpen portfolio provides open access journals and books from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.

Subject areas covered:

Wiley Open Access
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (c2000-2019). Wiley Open Access. Retrieved from

“Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines. Wiley Open Access journals are supported by a network of authoritative journals and societies as well as internationally renowned editorial board members. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share.


International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law. (c2015-2019). International Journal of Law. Retrieved from

The International Journal of Law contains free downloadable journals with index and abstract information.

Journals for Free
Journals for Free. (c2011-2017). Retrieved from

MDPI: Laws — Open Access Journal
MDPI (Basel, Switzerland). (1996-2019). Laws — Open Access Journal. Retrieved from

MDPI Open Access Information and Policy:

All articles published by MDPI are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. This means:

    • everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in MDPI journals;
    • everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;
    • open access publication is supported by the authors’ institutes or research funding agencies by payment of a comparatively low Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted articles.


Comparative Migration Studies (SpringerOpen)
BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. Part of Springer Nature. (c2019). Comparative Migration Studies. Retrieved from

“Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and race and ethnic relations. It presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. CMS publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies. Contributions cover a wide disciplinary angle across the social sciences and the humanities. We are looking for articles that push present understanding of migration integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical directions.

Topics include, but are not limited to: migration and integration in relation to citizenship, national identity, refugee and asylum policy, social movements (pro and anti-immigration), gender, racialization, whiteness, ethnic and religious diversity and (post)colonialism.


ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Publications
ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). (c2019). AIPA Publications. Retrieved from

Download the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) publications (i.e., annual reports, newsletters, books and workplans) for free.

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Resources
Inter-Parliamentary Union. (c2018). Inter-Parliamentary Union Resources/Publications. Retrieved from

Download the IPU’s wide range of publications, ranging from general information, practical handbooks, infographics to reports on priority themes.


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