OSINT-y Goodness, №14 — Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.” All of the funding for the Directory of Open Access Journals comes through donations. This project provides all the material at no cost to the user. It is a database of “high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.” If you’d like to learn more about this resource, check out their “About” page.

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There are quite a bit of journals to search!

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So much to read and learn!

Although this resource isn’t directly related to Information Security, you will find academic journal articles in here that may be of interest to you. Also, this resource could help you verify if someone is truly an author or an expert in an area they claim, e.g. for performing background searches, etc.

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Full service search bar

Search example 1: Keyword Searching

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Search by a keyword and then use the filtering options on the left hand side of the page.

Search example 2: Browse Subject

Find articles through broad subjects.
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Technology is one of the many broad subjects.

After you’ve found an article you’d like to read, you have some options of what to view.

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This looks like an interesting article!

Once you’ve clicked on the article, you will first see the abstract (short summary of the article) along with other information important to the article.

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If you click on “Full Text,” it will open a new window with a PDF of the article off of the DOAJ website.

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The only other parts of the site of possible interest are the News part (see below) and the API part.

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The News part of any website is good to check for updates and other relevant information about the site.

As mentioned at the top, this site functions solely on donations.

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You can use the site without being a member or even having a logon. But, as with any resource that depends on donations, if you are utilizing it frequently then it’s probably a good idea to kick them a few bucks.

Lastly, there are areas where you can submit articles to DOAJ. However, this blog post was focused on finding and retrieving their posted information. If you have journal articles to submit to the site, they have helpful tools and information on how to do that.

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