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Biology: Journals

Resources for students doing research in Biology

List of e-Journals Subscribed by the Library

How to Get an Article

Open Access Journals

Open Access Journals (often called "gold" open access) are freely available and full text. Many of them are refereed scholarly and scientific journals. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) offers an indexing of OA journals by title and by discipline. Many well known and respected journals are converting or modifying themselves to include OA options and are indexed by well-known research databases.

Online Journal Collections

Primary Literature in Biology

An article reporting new and original research or findings written by the original researcher.

What is a Scholarly Journal?

A scholarly journal publishes authoritative articles by academics or experts in a discipline. The articles usually undergo peer-review, that is they are evaluated by other experts before publication.

For more on the different types of periodicals:

Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals: A Checklist of Criteria from Cornell University Library

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines Chart from Duke University Libraries