University of Exeter Journal Subscriptions
Many journals are available electronically on the web. Most are electronic versions of the printed journal, but some are produced only in electronic form. We subscribe to over 30,000 electronic journals, and they are accessible from your computer both on and off campus.
The full text of the articles in our subscribed e-journals can be viewed on screen, downloaded, emailed or printed. Articles may be in PDF format, which reproduces the way they appear in the printed journal. Alternatively, they may be available in HTML format containing hyperlinks which enable you to move easily around the text, e.g. to a specific section of the article, image, or citation.
When searching the web via a search engine such as Google, you may come across other e-journals to which we don’t subscribe. Although they allow access to basic information like titles and abstracts, availability of the full-text articles is usually restricted to subscribed individuals and organisations. You may also be able to pay to view individual articles.
Many publishers provide their own websites to access their electronic journals, and the Electronic Library listing provides links to the largest or most popular ones.
Open Access Journals
An increaing number of peer-reviewed (evaluated by subject experts) journals are available fully on open access (i.e. free and unrestricted online access to all) or make specific articles within subscription titles available on open access, thereby increasing the visibility and ease of use of scholarly literature.
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) provides access to thousands of quality-controlled open access journals.