CORE and FOAMres

CORE (core.ac.uk) offers free access to millions of research papers and host the world’s largest collection of open access full texts. CORE is a not-for-profit service delivered by The Open University and Jisc

CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all and aims to:

  • support the right of citizens to access research, free of charge
  • contribute to a cultural change by promoting open access, the fast-growing movement for good,
  • work collaboratively to support both content consumers and content providers
  • use artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to enrich and organise research content and support users in discovering knowledge of their interest.

CORE hosts the world’s largest and continuously growing dataset of full text Open Access papers that can be accessed programmatically. CORE enables researchers and companies to build diverse applications such as checking and detecting misinformation, analysing trends or identifying plagiarism.

CORE currently contains 135,539,113 open access articles, from thousands and over tens of thousands of journals, collected from 9,596  data providers around the world.


Further reading

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