Online Resources Category: Open Access Database

Open Arts Journal

Open Arts Journal emphasises innovation, in content and medium and by virtue of a bespoke digital design. Our contributors encompass a wide range of scholars, from professionals to provocateurs, with original visual essays and polemics; reflections on art from curators, historians and artists; and the fruits of rigorous theoretical, historical or longitudinal research.

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Limina is a journal of historical and cultural studies published at the University of Western Australia since 1995. The journal’s editorial collective works with an international advisory board to publish two issues each year: a themed issue (linked to the Limina Annual Conference theme)and a general issue.


Film-Philosophy is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal covering the engagement between film studies and philosophy.

The Fibreculture Journal

The Fibreculture Journal is a peer reviewed international journal, first published in 2003 to explore issues and ideas within the Fibreculture network. The Journal now serves wider social formations across the international community. We work with those thinking critically about, and working with, contemporary digital and networked media, and related transversal thought.

Evental Aesthetics

Evental Aesthetics is an independent, international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to philosophical perspectives on aesthetic practices and experiences.

Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication and circulation of quality thinking in cultural studies—in particular work that draws out new kinds of politics, as they emerge in diverse sites. We are interested in writing that shapes new relationships between social groups, cultural practices and forms of knowledge and which provides some account of the questions motivating its production. We welcome work from any discipline that meets these aims. Aware that new thinking in cultural studies may produce a new poetics we have a dedicated new writing section to encourage the publication of works of critical innovation, political intervention and creative textuality.

ADA New Media: A journal of gender new media and technology

A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology is an open-access peer reviewed journal featuring scholarship on gender, new media and technology. The journal publishes contributions that exemplify Ada’s commitments to politically engaged, intersectional approaches to feminist media scholarship.

Design Principles and Practice

Founded in 2007, the Design Principles & Practices Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum to explore the meaning and purpose of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the network traverses a broad sweep to construct a trans-disciplinary dialogue, which encompasses a wide array of design paradigms and practices. We move between theoretical reflection on the nature of design and case studies of design practice, and from research-based perspectives to the experience-based perspectives of design insiders. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Digital Commons Network™

The Digital Commons Network (DCN) is a database of open access scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges that provides access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

IDA: International Design and Art Journal

The purpose of IDA: International Design and Art Journal (ISSN: 2687-5373), which started its publication life in 2019, is to ensure that scientific, original and academic studies are evaluated under scientific ethical rules and conveyed to the reader in a qualified environment. Within the scope of the journal, all interdisciplinary articles on design and art fields and related to these subjects can be sent for evaluation. IDA: International Design and Art Journal is an international refereed journal. It is a non-profit journal that does not charge article submission charges (ASCs), and article processing charges (APCs).