There are a number of journals making a move to offer full text of scientific journal articles for free, and we’ve put together a short list of them below.
Plos - Public Library of Science. They’re a non-profit aimed at creating a library of open-access journals and other scientific literature. Lots of awesome research can be found with a quick search at PLOS.
is eLife is trying to approach science publishing with a fresh look. While still peer-reviewed, their process is a little bit different than for other scientific journals. They’ve chosen to make their journal open-access as a part of their initiative to make science publishing more effectively benefit science and scientists.
HighWire is an ePublishing platform for scientific research from Stanford University. They offer a huge list of free online full text articles on their site. Of note, their list is limited to journals published online with the assistance of HighWire Press, but they still have a TON of content available for your perusal.
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