Open access

This guide provides information about open access publishing and sharing research data.

Unlocking OA resources


The following links indicate when there are open access options for the research you are searching for. Most will need to be installed on your browser.

Finding OA sources and material

  • arXiv: open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
  • BASE: search engine for academic web resources from more than 5000 sources
  • CORE: searchable open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide
  • DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
  • DOAJ:  Directory of Online Access Journals, a searchable list of OA journals and articles
  • Knowledge Unlatched: makes scholarly content freely available to everyone and contributes to the further development of the Open Access (OA) infrastructure
  • Law Review Commons: over 250 open-access law reviews
  • peer-reviewed and other research from NZ universities, polytechnics, and research organisations. Includes datasets, articles, books, videos
  • Open Access Directory (OAD): a wiki of factual lists on the subject of open access
  • Open Journal Matcher: matches a draft abstract with open access journals. Paste your abstract and get list of the 5 top matching journals
  • Registry of Open Access Repositories: information about the growth and status of open access repositories throughout the world
  • Zenodo: open research, data and publications

OA titles by publisher

Disciplinary repositories