Saturday, January 20, 2007

World's biggest open access english language journals portal

Open J-Gate describes itself as the "World's largest open access english language journals portal". Unlike DOAJ, which is limited to peer-reviewed journals, Open J-Gate includes both peer-reviewed journals and professional and industry journals - a total of 3,933 journals, as of January 20, 2007.

In addition to this substantial content and frequent updating, About Open J-Gate reveals a number of search features that might appeal to librarians, such as:

Well designed journal classification
All journals are classified in a three-level hierarchical system to provide for better relevancy in search results.

Table of Content (TOC) Browsing
Users can browse the TOC of latest issue and the back issues.

Easy-to-Use search functionalities
Database allows various search options for the user�s convenience. The subscriber can search by Title, Author, Abstract, Author's Address/Institution, Keywords, etc.

This post reflects my personal opinion only and does not represent the opinions or policy of the BC Electronic Library Network or the Simon Fraser University Library.

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