Discovery of Scholarly Open Access Content: Open STEM

Looking for access to scholarship without having to sign in? This guide provides pathways to finding scholarly open access content and highlights major initiatives with digital humanities and open scholarship

Repositories for STEM Scholarship

  • AfricArXiv open repository of content from African scholars
  • ArXiv Contains content from these disciplines:  physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics
  • BioRxiv content posted in the open archive for biological sciences
  • ChemRxiv content posted in the open archive for chemistry
  • DOE Pages the public access gateway for energy & science from the U.S. Department of Energy
  • EarthArXiv content posted in the open archive of earth sciences
  • Engrxiv content posted in the open archive of engineering
  • MDPI Preprints preprints hosted by the multidisciplinary digital publishing institute (MDPI)
  • OSF Preprints the open science foundation's main archive portal
  • PubMed medical and life sciences content posted in the open repository by the National Institutes of Health
  • ROSA P the repository and open access portal from the National Transportation Library
  •  ScienceBase a trusted repository from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Other Sources for Open Scholarship in STEM

  • DOAB directory of open access books
  • DOAJ directory of open access journals
  • Elementa: the science of the anthropocene
  • MIT Press Open MIT Press open access platform
  • PeerJ life and environment open journals
  • PLOS: public library of science open journals
  • SSRN a multidisciplinary elibrary