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Open access journals in computer and information sciences

September 11, 2019

Hi all,

Just want to pass along a few other open access journals in the field of computer and information sciences. Hope this helps!

IEEE Access (ISSN 2169-3536)

IEEE Access is an award-winning, multidisciplinary, all-electronic archival journal, continuously presenting the results of original research or development across all of IEEE’s fields of interest. Supported by author publication fees, its hallmarks are a rapid peer review and publication process with open access to all readers.

PeerJ Computer Science ( ISSN 2376-5992 )

PeerJ Computer Science is the open access journal covering all subject areas in computer science, with the backing of a prestigious advisory board and more than 300 academic editors.

Information (ISSN 2078-2489)

Information is a scientific peer-reviewed open access journal of information science and technology, data, knowledge, and communication, and is published monthly online by MDPI. The International Society for Information Studies (IS4SI) is affiliated with Information and their members receive a discount on the article processing charge.

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (ISSN 1076 – 9757) 

JAIR, established in 1993, was one of the first open-access scientific journals on the Web, and has been a leading publication venue since its inception.

Journal of Machine Learning Research (ISSN 1533-7928)

The Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) provides an international forum for the electronic and paper publication of high-quality scholarly articles in all areas of machine learning. All published papers are freely available online.

Logical Methods In Computer Science (ISSN 1860-5974)

Logical Methods in Computer Science is a fully refereed, open access, free, electronic journal. It welcomes papers on theoretical and practical areas in computer science involving logical methods, taken in a broad sense. Full-text access to all papers is freely available. No registration or subscription is required, and a free email notification service is available.

The Journal of Universal Computer Science (ISSN 0948-6968)

The Journal of Universal Computer Science – is a high-quality electronic publication that deals with all aspects of computer science. J.UCS has been appearing monthly since 1995 and is thus one of the oldest electronic journals with uninterrupted publication since its foundation.

INFOCOMP (ISSN 1982-3363)

INFOCOMP is a Computer Science Journal with mission to publish original research articles that provide significant improvements, theoretical and/or application case studies, from research ideas and application results.

The Journal of Object Technology (ISSN 1660-1769)

JOT, the Journal of Object Technology, is a peer-reviewed, free and open-access journal dedicated to the timely publication of previously unpublished research articles, surveys, tutorials, and technical notes on all aspects of software and language engineering, with a particular but not exclusive focus on object technology.

The Computer Science Journal (ISSN 2300-7036)

The Computer Science Journal is published by the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland. The Editors of the Journal are members of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. The Editorial Board consists of many renowned computer science researchers from all over the world.

Theory of Computing (ISSN 1557-2862)

“Theory of Computing” (ToC) is an online journal dedicated to the widest dissemination, free of charge, of research papers in theoretical computer science.

International Journal of Sensor Networks (ISSN 1748-1287)

IJSNet proposes and fosters discussion on and dissemination of issues related to research and applications of distributed and wireless/wired sensor and actuator networks. Sensor networks is an interdisciplinary field including many fields such as wireless networks and communications, protocols, distributed algorithms, signal processing, embedded systems, and information management.

Open access repositories for computer and information sciences

September 11, 2019

We wanted to let you all know about some open access databases and repositories that you can use to find academic articles related to computer and information sciences:

Open access to 1,588,176 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Submissions to arXiv should conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University, the Simons Foundation and by the member institutions.

CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge. 

Give them a try, and let us know if you are not finding what you need from these publicly available resources!

Scholarly Resources for Environmental Science

September 10, 2019

Our library resources are down, but there are still ways to find peer reviewed and scholarly articles for your classes. Open access journals allow free, unrestricted access to scholarly research. Check out some of the databases and journals below to get started with your research.


Directory of publicly available databases from the Library of Congress

September 10, 2019

The Library of Congress has listed numerous free, publicly accessible databases on its Web site. The listed databases are arranged by subject. Some of the databases listed will provide full-text access to the document, while others are indexing & abstracting only (no full-text).

Duplicate coverage in Safari for some Books24X7 texts

September 6, 2019

Does your course use a text from the online database Books24X7? We are noticing some duplication in access between Books24X7 and the Safari multimedia collection, the later of which is still available to students, faculty, and staff because of the unique authentication method for the platform. You can access Safari using the link below, and using the links listed on our Web site. Use the search function on the Safari site to search for the textbook used in your class. IN some cases, an earlier or later edition may be available from Safari. There is also potential to find alternate titles that address the same topic as the original text used.

Alternate streaming media resources

September 5, 2019

The Regis Library’s streaming media resources, such as Kanopy, are unavailable at this time. Need alternate solutions? The library recommends the following free online resources to help satisfy your streaming media needs during this disruption in service:

Freely available streaming media resources

Additionally, the Denver Pubic Library offers access to the streaming media resources Kanopy and OverDrive.

Jefferson County Public Library also offers access to the streaming media resources Kanopy and Hoopla.

Government resources for business and economic research

September 3, 2019

While we continue to experience disruption in access to our subscription databases, keep these resources in mind for business and/or economics research:

EDGAR – SEC database that allows you to search for and access quarterly and annual filings for publicly traded entities.

For annual reports, try searching the company web site. For larger web sites, a nice trick is to use the site: limit to search the entire company web site, as in this example.

US Census Bureau Economic Census – updated every five years. Use NAICS industry classifications to search and browse data sets.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) – used by the US census bureau and other organizations to classify and organize business enterprises and their data by industry. Find the six digit code that best describes your industry, and then use the code to help find relevant data sets and reports.

Bureau of Labor Statistics – the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

US Small Business Association – a particularly good resource for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs. Take a look at their suggested resources for market research and competitive analysis.

Hope this helps

Unpaywall browser plugin

August 30, 2019

It is still possible to search for academic articles even without access to the Regis Library’s subscription databases using some of the tools mentioned in our post on library and information services alternative-tech solutions. Perhaps the biggest obstacle students will face is not finding the materials, but access to the materials. To help you find legal copies of articles listed on publishers web sites, Google Scholar results, and elsewhere, try the browser plugin Unpaywall. When viewing the Web page for the article, the Unpaywall icon will indicate if the item can be retrieved for free legally from another source. Hope this helps!

Safari eBooks still available

August 30, 2019

eBooks and other content in the Safari database is still available (yeah!) due to the unique authentication method used to access the Regis Library’s subscription to the database. To access the library’s subscription, use the link below and enter your regis email address ending in No other information is required to access materials included in our subscription. However, once logged in, you can take steps to create your own account with the Safari platform for access to additional features.

August 30, 2019

Continue to check for updates to the recovery from the cyberattack on the university.