Academic papers or articles on open source and health information technology (HIT) appearing in well known, peer reviewed journals.

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Bentham Open Access Journals

BENTHAM OPEN publishes over 230 peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, medicine, health, and social sciences. See Bentham Open Access

Bentham Science Publishers

Bentham Science is a major journal publisher of 116 online and print journals, 150 plus open access journals, and related print/online book series.  Bentham answers the information needs of scientists in the fields of pharmaceutical, biomedical, medical, engineering, technology, computer and social sciences. Read More »

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are peer reviewed and made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. Read More »

BMJ Open Journals

 BMJ Open is an online-only, open access general medical journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or potentially low-impact studies. Read More »

Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics

The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics is a free, online journal providing a peer-reviewed venue for members of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association, and other researchers who work with nursing Informatics. Read More »

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is to increase the visibility and ease of use and access to open access scientific and scholarly journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. Read More »

Electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI)

The Electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) is dedicated to the advancement of health informatics and information technology (IT) in healthcare.  eJHI is an international Open Access journal committed to scholarly excellence and has a global readership in all health professions and at all levels. Read More »

eLife Journal

eLife is a unique collaboration between funders and practitioners of research to communicate influential discoveries in the life and biomedical sciences in the most effective way. It is a joint initiative of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust. Read More »


Elsevier is one of the world’s leading provider of science and health information. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. Read More »

European Journal of ePractice

The European Journal of ePractice is a peer-reviewed online publication on eTransformation, launched in November 2007. The Journal belongs to the community, is sponsored by the European Commission as part of its good practice exchange activity and is run by an independent Editorial Board. Read More »

Free Medical Journals

The Free Medical Journals web site was created to promote awareness and open access to the many free, full text medical journals available on the Internet. This is a service provided by Amedeo.


Frontiers was launched as a grassroots initiative in 2007 by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, out of the collective desire to improve the publishing options and provide better tools and services to researchers in the Internet age. Read More »

IMIA Applied Clinical Informatics Journal

The official eJournal of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), the online journal Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI), publishes approximately 100 peer-reviewed articles per year. It aims to establish a platform that allows sharing knowledge between clinical medicine and health IT specialists as well as bridging gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment. See ACI Journal.

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Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine

The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine is one of the premier peer-reviewed journal of scientific work for healthcare professionals, practitioners, and scientists seeking to evaluate and integrate Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) into mainstream practice. Read More »

Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries (JHIDC)

This journal publishes submissions on health informatics that relate to developing countries. The submissions have to be original articles. The objective of this open access journal is to share and promote academic knowledge in the field. Read More »