Massive new input onto Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) platform gives researchers access to 1,209 new journals. This latest addition represents an enormous boost to the online collection, with over six thousand journals and twenty two thousand books.
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a program - set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers - to provide free or low cost access to major scientific journals and e-books in agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences to public institutions in developing countries.
In particular, AGORA is one of the programmes that make up Research4Life*, a collective name for four public private partnerships providing the developing world with access to critical scientific research: AGORA, HINARI Access to Research for Health, OARE - Research in the Environment and ARDI – Research for Innovation.
AGORA’s collection of research resources is likely to continue to grow at an impressive rate. Since July 2016 - 1,209 new journals have been added to AGORA now bringing the total number of journals to 6,565, taking the total number of combined resources on the platform to just under 30,000!
The primary publishers of the new journals are: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - with 1,182 new Open Access (OA) journals, Elsevier - with 25 new OA journals, and American Physiological Society with 2 (not OA) new journals added.
These journals** are primarily covering subject areas of: Agriculture (78 journals), Animal Science (69 journals), Biology (General) (156 journals), Biotechnology/Applied Microbiology (99 journals), Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biophysics (168 journals), Economics/Social Science (366 journals), Entomology/Pest Control (12 journals), Environment/Ecology/Natural Resources (179 journals), Fisheries/Aquatic Science (28 journals), Food Science/Nutrition (76 journals), Forests & Forestry (13 journals), Plant Science/Soil Science (54 journals), Other Miscellaneous Subjects (161 journals).
You can access this range of resources by logging into AGORA using your institution’s credentials (determine your institution's current access to published content).
If you’re not registered but would like to find out more, click here.
*Research4Life Training Portal has some good tips for getting the best out of the four programs, and on tackling scientific research.
**A journal may have more than one subject.