Systematic Reviews and Review Types: Open Access Health Resources

This is a version of the LibGuide I started while employed at Temple University Health Sciences Library from July 2015-September 12, 2022. I removed anything that was specific to Temple University and any affiliated links. If you want to receive guide updates from the original content creator of this guide, subscribe to my newsletter!

*All of the material available through these websites is free to read.  However, not all of the material can be reused.  Please check individual licenses for exact reuse guidelines.  

OA Catalogs

OA Search Engines

Open Data Sharing

Preprints /OA Self-Archived Directories

OA Repositories/Repository Directories

Publishing in an OA journal? Quick Tips

  • Trust your instincts
  • Look at the quality of the articles published in the journal
  • Check to see if the journal is indexed in PubMed and included in DOAJ
  • Think. Check. Submit.
  • Spam emails or calls may = scam alert (Dear esteemed scholar…)
  • Google the journal to find out what others are saying.
  • Don’t be too trusting! Don’t be afraid to validate affiliations, editorial board, and impact factors.
  • When in doubt contact a librarian to check for you.

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