600 new peer-reviewed journals are now accessible through the Full Text Journal Locator. Freely available from the DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals, these journals represent a wide variety of subject areas, from information science (Journal of Digital Information) to chemistry (BMC Biochemistry) and the fine arts (Scope: an on-line journal of film studies). Journals can be located through a title or subject search from http://libwww.syr.edu/research/ej/index.html.
The Directory website defines itself as a “service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.”