Open access journals provide an alternative to expensive paid journals for use in research and they help propagate knowledge by making it more accessible. Here are five great open access journals that provide a wealth of high quality, free information.
First Monday – Covers communication issues on the internet such as censorship and digital media distribution.
International Free and Open Source Software Law Review – Covers legal proceedings related to open source software.
Journal of Free Software and Free Knowledge – A newer journal that covers a wide variety of topics related to the propagation of knowledge.
International Journal of U- and E- Service, Science, and Technology – Covers a variety of topics including business, education, government, and healthcare. It uses a pay-to-publish model which restricts the contributions to some degree, but allows them to provide free access to published materials.
Technology Innovation Management Review – Mostly focuses on the business side of open source, but also covers a diverse range of technology issues.