In this guide, we are gathering links to Open Science resources for Chemistry.
If you decide to reuse any of the material and information linked through this guide, please make sure to follow the licence under which the material has been released. If you have suggestions for additions to this list please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Science - a very short introduction
Open Science is a movement within Academia and beyond, which is trying to democratise publically funded science and make it available to the people who has funded it. These principles have applications in all aspects of the production of new scientific knowledge.
There are many excellent resources, which explores open science. For example:
What is Open Science? Introduction: A good introduction to Open Science from Foster, which is a European Union funded project.
Open Science Training Handbook: A freely available comprehensive handbook to Open Science.
Open Access is shortening of the concept "open access publishing", and is one of the pillars that make open science possible.
Queen Mary Open Access information
Open Access: Information from the QMUL Research and Repository Library team which can answer your questions about Open Access.
Queen Mary Research Online: QMUL’s institutional repository where you can get open access to QMUL research.
Open Access search engines
Core: Searches open access resources from 3,669 different repositories worldwide.
Base - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: Searches a curated index of open access and deep web resources. 60% of the collected resources is accessible as open access. The advanced search allows the user to refine search results, and it is also possible to browse.
Open Access repositories
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB): Search over 10,000 academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 243 publishers.
OpenDOAR: OpenDOAR is a portal which links up to Open Access repositories from all over the world.
Open Library: An initiative which gives you access to full-text resources (free after you sign up) which also include science related subjects.
Selected Internet Resources -- Government Resources for Science Images and Video: The Library of Congress lists many American Open Access image banks.
Trove: Gateway to online Australian resources: images, texts, videos and more. Hosted by the National Library of Australia. Including digitised Australian newspapers.
Open Access journals
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): The Directory of Open Access Journals makes it possible to browse journals by subject. It is also possible to search within the different titles for articles of a specific topic.
Nucleic Acids Research: This journal publishes the results of research into physical, chemical, biochemical and biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and/or interactions.
PLOS: PLOS (Public Library of Science) publishes a range of open access journals within Science and Medicine.
Wiley Open Access Journals: Publishes peer reviewed open access journals across biological, chemical and health sciences.
Open Data is data which is freely available and allowed to be reused and shared.
Open Data from many universities is made available through the individual repositories, this is also the case at Queen Mary, while other universities, govermental agencies and individual researchers/research teams do it in other ways.
EU Open Data Portal: Contains data which from the Euopean Union's committees, agencies and bodies.
Find open data: A UK governmental portal which releases open data produced by governmental bodies.
Global Open Data Index: Useful global overview what open data you should be able to access from various countries.
Mendeley Data: The reference management tool Mendeley has a free repository of open data where many universities and other institutions make their data available.
UK Open Data Portal: Open data supplied by almost 4,000 organisations.