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This unique combination of quality and objective assessment, paired with superior access technology through OA links and EndNote Click, makes us the most trusted solution for researchers, institutions, and publishers to discover, access and evaluate OA.
Articles with OA versions
Journal articles in Web of Science over the past 5 years with a free version available
Open Access journals
Can confidently discover, evaluate and access millions of free, legal versions of high-quality Open Access among the searches they already perform every day across Web of Science.
Can be assured that they are providing their users with the most comprehensive view of trusted Open Access, and delivering easier access to more free full text – extending their library budgets and supporting Open Access initiatives.
Benefit from increased exposure and usage of their Open Access content. Web of Science links directly to the Publisher’s Open Access or free-to-read version whenever possible—helping researchers find the publisher version first as part of their natural search and discovery processes.
Web of Science was the original innovator in Open Access discovery and we continue to lead the way through strategic innovation and partnerships
In 2014 we pioneered OA discovery, and In 2017 we partnered with Impactstory (now known as Our Research) to provide better identification of Open Access publications already indexed in the Web of Science, and in 2018 we extended our offering to include legal peer-reviewed Green and previously hidden Hybrid Gold.
Through cutting-edge collaboration – in a novel public/private partnership, Clarivate Analytics joined with Our Research, a non-profit organization devoted to making science more open and reusable, to achieve the goal of making Open Access content easier to discover. We provided Our Research with a grant to help them develop their OA discovery technology, which enabled a more complete corpus of all types of OA discovered by Our Research to be made openly available, not just to Web of Science users but the global research community as a whole, via Our Research’s Unpaywall services. The grant has also helped to push the limits of their discovery of hybrid gold content and address the problem of green open access versioning for the first
time. Today, Web of Science is using the enhanced Open Access identification technology from Our Research.
OA versions available on Web of Science:
PLEASE NOTE: Number of open access records available will depend on your institutional Web of Science collection entitlements
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