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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.

  • Click Switch to advanced search

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

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

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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.

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

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

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  • In this example, the journal is published by Elsevier. See UB's agreement webpage for more information about the agreement with Elsevier.
  • You may also click on the U symbol. Then you are sent to Unit's information about the agreement.

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, on the other hand, you do an internet search on Ecology of Food and Nutrition, you will see that the journal is in the portfolio of Taylor & Francis, with whom we have an agreement.

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Any questions?

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

Published Jan. 22, 2016 10:37 AM - Last modified July 21, 2020 1:07 PM