About the Directory ABC Chemistry : Free Full-Text Journals in Chemistry
Accessibility of a great number of online chemistry journals is
subjected to a mixed paying policy: the publisher may grant free
access to a selected set of volumes (issues) while the admission to
the rest of the database may be open just to subscribers or paying
visitors. Quite often the information on the availability status is
hidden deeply in the publisher’s website pages and this complicates
finding the free part of content.
The Directory makes this task easier by listing the fully and partly
free journals that comply with the following criteria:
* publisher’s grading of a journal as peer-reviewed;
* one-year, at least, free full-text content, or extensive free
supplements to printed versions of papers;
* chemistry or chemistry-related subject coverage;
* English language of articles (journals in Russian are also
listed on a separate page).
We selected the journals based on their free availability to reader,
but not on publishers’ strategies, which were different (Open Access
Initiative, publisher’s promotional strategy, government’s funding,
etc.) for different journals and publishers.
Aliaksandr Rahoisha (aka Alexander Ragoisha) is the author of the directory.
Aliaksandr is Associate Professor at the Belarusian State University,
He teaches Inorganic Chemistry at Biology Department and Online
Retrieval of Chemical Information at Chemistry Department.