Discovery of Scholarly Open Access Content: Open Social Sciences

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 Social Science Scholarship

  • Advance: a Sage preprints community Sage Publications preprint service
  • AfricArXiv open repository of content from African scholars
  • MDPI Preprints preprints hosted by the multidisciplinary digital publishing institute (MDPI)
  • OSF Preprints the open science foundation's main preprint portal
  • PsycArXiv content posted in the open archive for psychological sciences
  • 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)
  • SocArXiv content posted in the open archive of the social sciences

Other Sources for Open Social Sciences Scholarship

  • Collabora Psychology the mega-journal of the society for the Improvement of Psychological Science
  • DOAB the directory of open access books
  • DOAJ the directory of open access journals
  • MIT Press Open MIT Press open access platform
  • Open Book Publishers OA Books on a variety of subjects in the humanities and social sciences
  • Open Edition electronic resource portal for social sciences and the humanities from DeGruyter
  • SSRN a multidisciplinary elibrary
  • UC Press Luminos University of California's OA book platform