Guide to e-journals

e-journals are academic journals that can be accessed via the Internet.

User restrictions

  • Subscribed e-journals are available to members of Wakayama University (students, teaching and administrative staff) only on-campus.
  • Open access journals are available to anyone.


The following restrictions apply to use of e-resources.

  • Systematic or programmatic downloading.
  • Reproduction or redistributing of full-text file.

Non-compliance can result in suspension of service for the entire campus of Wakayama University.

How to Search for e-Journals

  • You can search for subscribed e-journals on OPAC.
  • "e-Resource Portal Site" provides a title list of e-journals and a list of e-resource platform sites.
    Journals marked with "Free Access" icon on that site are available to anyone on or off-campus.
  • When you search an article database like CiNii Articles on-campus, the search result shows e-Resource Portal Site icons.
    Click the icon to find out if it is available as a printed journal or e-journal.
    If it isn't available, you can log in to MyLibrary and navigate to the site of InterLibrary Photocopy Request and providing bibliographic information.

Package/Platform list which Wakayama University subscribes to

Publisher/PackageOutlineRemote Access
ACM Digital Library Journals and proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery from the first issues to the latest  
ACS 56 e-journals published by the American Chemical Society from 1996 to the present  
APS 14 e-journals published by American Physical Society from the first issues to the latest  
JSTOR JSTOR Sustainability
1,933 monographs (reports) and 206 journals about "sustainability" are available.
Nature "Nature" published by Nature Publishing Group from 2008 to the present

* Back numbers are available in the Closed Stacks Room of the library.

Oxford University Press  
Science "Science" published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1997 to the present  
ScienceDirect The following e-journals published by Elsevier from 1999 to the present  
Taylor & Francis The following back numbers (-1996) published by Taylor & Francis  
Wiley Online Library 1,398 e-journals published by Wiley from 1997 to the present

Open access e-Journals

The following are the portal sites of journals freely available for anyone from any network.

DOAJ(Directory of Open Access Journals)
DOAJ is a portal site of open access journals managed by Lund University Library, Sweden.
HighWirePress is a portal site of e-journals of mainly natural science managed by Stanford University. It contains many e-journals that are free access after a certain period.

Contact Us

If you have any trouble using e-resources, for example, when you can't access a full-text file, contact us after checking the following items.

  • Article title, journal title, number, pages, URL
  • Error message
  • Access route to the e-resource (Ex. from a link on the library website, from a link of OPAC, from the website of the publisher, etc.)
  • Your PC's OS, web browser version and your location (on-campus/off-campus)
  • The time trouble occurred
  • Can you access the same e-resource from another PC?
  • Can you access other e-resources of the same publisher/platform?

Contact information

Information Service Section, Wakayama University Library
E-mail: lib-joho@center.wakayama-u.ac.jp

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