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Open Access journals in DBH

Two guidelines for searching for approved publishing channels in Database for Statistics on Higher Education (DBH). The first tutorial shows you how to search for pure Open Access journals at level 1 or 2 in DBH. The second guideline shows how to find journals with which UiO has an Open Access agreement through Unit.

Find pure Open Access journals at level 1 or 2

See DBH's authorised publication channels.

Advanced search

  • Click Switch to advanced search

Advanced search, complete the form

  • Choose your scientific discipline in NPI Scientific Field
  • Scientific level - choose level 1 or 2
  • Choose language, e.g. English if English is preferred.
  • DOAJ: choose Indexed (DOAJ=Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • You may also select Unit Agreement, but this is omitted in this example.

Results after advanced search

  • You get a list of matching journals. 
  • Click one of the journal titles for more information.

The image shows one of the journals from results.

  • Information about the selected journal, which includes a link to the journal in DOAJ.

  • In addition, you may also check whether the journal meets the requirements of Plan S.

Find journals with which UiO has an Open Access-agreement

When you search for journals in DBH, you can limit your search to only include journals with which Unit has an Open Access-agreement. UiO is a participant in most of Unit's Open Access-agreements.

Begin your search at DBH's authorised publication channels. Click Switch to advanced search.

Click for advanced search

Advanced search, complete the form.

  • Choose your scientific discipline in NPI Scientific Field
  • Scientific level - choose level 1 or 2
  • Choose language, e.g. English if English is preferred.
  • Unit-agreement: select Agreement.
  • Do not limit to DOAJ, as you will omit the hybrid journals.

List with results.

  • You get a list of matching journals. 
  • Click one of the journal titles for more information.

More information for one the journals.

  • In this example, the journal is published by Taylor & Francis. See UB's agreement webpage for more information about the agreement with Taylor & Francis.
  • You may also click on the U symbol. Then you are sent to Unit's information about the agreement.
  • In addition, you may also check whether the journal meets the requirements of Plan S.

Please note:

Sometimes the publisher information in DBH does not match the publishers with which Unit has an agreement. For example, there may be smaller publishers that have been acquired by large publishers. Unit has an agreement with the large publisher, but it does not appear in the information in DBH. Tip: search the journal itself on the internet to find the publisher more easily.

See example below: the journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition is listed with publisher Gordon and Breach Publishers, and the journal is part of a Unit agreement. You will not find Gordon and Breach Publishers on the list of Open Access agreements we have entered into. If you look further down in the information, you will see that the journal is in the portfolio of Taylor & Francis, with whom we have an agreement.

Image shows information for one the journals.

Any questions?

Send an email to: openaccess@ub.uio.no

Published Jan. 22, 2016 10:37 AM - Last modified Oct. 20, 2021 12:52 PM