List of open access journals


This is a list of
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s by field. The list contains notable journals which have a policy of full open access. It does not include
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s, or related collections or indexing services. True open-access journals can be split into two categories: * diamond or platinum open-access journals, which charge no additional publication, open access or article processing fees * gold open-access journals, which charge publication fees (also called
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s, APCs).


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'' * '' Bulletin of Insectology'' * ''Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants'' * ''Open Agriculture''


* ''Journal of the Korean Astronomical Society'' * ''Open Astronomy''


* ''AMA Journal of Ethics'' * ''Canadian Journal of Bioethics''


* ''African Invertebrates'' * ''Biology of Sex Differences'' * ''BMC Biology'' * ''BMC Evolutionary Biology'' * ''BMC Genomics'' * ''BMC Systems Biology'' * ''Cell Reports'' * ''Check List'' * ''Contributions to Zoology'' * ''Ecology and Evolution'' * ''eLife'' * ''F1000Research'' * ''Genome Biology'' * ''International Journal of Biological Sciences'' * ''Israel Journal of Entomology'' * ''Molecular Systems Biology'' * ''Myrmecological News'' * ''Oncotarget'' * ''Open Biology'' * ''Open Life Sciences'' * ''PLOS Biology'' * ''PLOS Computational Biology'' * ''PLOS Genetics'' * ''Scientific Reports'' * ''Stem Cell Reports'' * ''ZooKeys''


* ''Acta Botanica Brasilica'' * ''Botanical Studies'' * ''Phytologia''


* ''Arkivoc'' * ''Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry'' * ''Chemical Science (journal), Chemical Science'' * ''Molecules (journal), Molecules'' * ''Open Chemistry'' * ''Organic Syntheses'' * ''RSC Advances''

Computer science

* ''Computational Linguistics (journal), Computational Linguistics'' * ''INFOCOMP Journal of Computer Science'' * ''Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research'' * ''Journal of Computational Geometry'' * ''Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques'' * ''Journal of Formalized Reasoning'' * ''Journal of Machine Learning Research'' * ''Journal of Object Technology'' *''Journal of Open Source Software'' * ''Journal of Statistical Software'' * ''Logical Methods in Computer Science'' * ''Semantic Web (journal), Semantic Web'' * ''Theory of Computing''


* ''Ecography''

Economics and finance

* ''The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance'' * ''Real-World Economics Review'' * ''Theoretical Economics''


* ''Australasian Journal of Educational Technology'' * ''Comunicar'' * ''Education Policy Analysis Archives'' * ''Educational Technology & Society'' * ''Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement'' * ''Journal of International Students''


* ''Energies (journal), Energies''


* ''Advances in Production Engineering & Management'' * ''Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer'' * ''Open Engineering''

Geography and environmental studies

* ''Conservation and Society'' * ''Ecology and Society'' * ''Environmental Health Perspectives'' * ''Environmental Research Letters'' * ''Fennia (journal), Fennia'' * ''GSA Today'' * ''Journal of Political Ecology'' * ''Journal of Spatial Information Science'' * ''Open Geosciences'' * ''Nature Environment and Pollution Technology''


* ''Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences'' *''Brazilian Journal of Geology''

Humanities and other journals

* ''Anamesa'' * ''continent (magazine), continent'' * ''Culture Machine'' * ''Digital Humanities Quarterly'' * ''First Monday (journal), First Monday'' * ''GHLL'' * ''Austrian Academy of Sciences, Medieval Worlds'' * ''Programming Historian'' * ''Reti Medievali Rivista'' * ''Sign Systems Studies'' * ''Southern Spaces'' * ''Transmotion''

Language and linguistics

* ''Glossa (journal), Glossa'' * ''Language Documentation & Conservation'' * ''Per Linguam''


* ''Duke Law Journal'' * ''German Law Journal'' * ''Health and Human Rights'' * ''Melbourne University Law Review'' * ''SCRIPT-ed''

Library and information science

* ''College & Research Libraries'' * ''Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (journal), Evidence Based Library and Information Practice'' * ''In the Library with the Lead Pipe'' * ''Information Technologies and International Development'' * ''Scientific Data (journal), Scientific Data'' * ''Webology''

Materials science

* ''Polymers (journal), Polymers'' * ''Science and Technology of Advanced Materials''


* ''Acta Mathematica'' * ''Advances in Group Theory and Applications'' * ''Algebraic Geometry (journal), Algebraic Geometry'' * ''Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Mathematica'' * ''Annales de l'Institut Fourier'' * ''Arkiv för Matematik'' * ''Ars Mathematica Contemporanea'' * ''Australasian Journal of Combinatorics'' * ''Discrete Analysis'' * ''Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science'' * ''Documenta Mathematica'' * ''Electronic Communications in Probability'' * ''Electronic Journal of Combinatorics'' * ''Electronic Journal of Probability'' * ''Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis'' * ''Forum of Mathematics'' * ''Hardy-Ramanujan Journal'' * ''Journal de Théorie des Nombres de Bordeaux'' * ''Journal of Formalized Reasoning'' * ''Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications'' * ''Journal of Integer Sequences'' * ''Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems'' * ''Münster Journal of Mathematics'' * ''The New York Journal of Mathematics'' * ''Open Mathematics'' * ''Rendiconti di Matematica e delle sue Applicazioni'' * ''Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire''

Medicine, pharmaceutical and health sciences

(omitting journals already previously mentioned) * ''Annals of Saudi Medicine'' * ''Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology'' * ''Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal'' * ''BMC Health Services Research'' * ''BMC Medicine'' * ''BMJ Open'' * ''Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences'' * ''British Columbia Medical Journal'' * ''BMJ, British Medical Journal'' * ''Canadian Medical Association Journal'' * ''Clinical and Translational Science'' * ''Dermatology Online Journal'' * ''Emerging Infectious Diseases'' * ''International Journal of Medical Sciences'' * ''Journal of the American Heart Association'' * ''Journal of Clinical Investigation'' * ''Journal of Postgraduate Medicine'' * ''The New England Journal of Medicine'' * ''Open Heart (journal), Open Heart'' * ''Open Medicine (De Gruyter journal), Open Medicine'' * ''PLOS Medicine'' * ''PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases'' * ''PLOS Pathogens'' * ''Scientia Pharmaceutica'' * ''Swiss Medical Weekly''


* ''Gamut: The Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic'' * ''Music Theory Online''


* ''Journal of Nutrition''


* ''Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy'' * ''Philosophers' Imprint''


* ''New Journal of Physics'' * ''Open Physics'' *Optica (journal), ''Optica'' *''Optics Express'' * ''Physical Review X''


* ''GigaScience'' *''Nature Communications'' * ''PLOS ONE'' * ''Royal Society Open Science'' * ''Science Advances'' * ''Scientific Reports''

Political science

* ''Caucasian Review of International Affairs'' * ''Central European Journal of International and Security Studies'' * ''Journal of Politics & Society'' * ''Michigan Journal of Political Science''


* ''Paladyn''

Social science

* ''Cultural Anthropology (journal), Cultural Anthropology'' * ''Frontiers in Psychology'' * ''Jadaliyya'' * ''Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation'' * ''Journal of Political Ecology'' * ''Journal of World-Systems Research''


*''Bayesian Analysis (journal), Bayesian Analysis'' *''Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics'' *''Chilean Journal of Statistics'' *''Electronic Journal of Statistics'' *''Journal of Official Statistics'' *''Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods'' *''Journal of Statistical Software'' *''Journal of Statistics Education'' *''Revista Colombiana de Estadistica'' *''REVSTAT'' *''SORT (journal), SORT'' *''Statistics Surveys'' *''Survey Methodology, Survey Methodology/Techniques d'enquête'' *''Technology Innovations in Statistics Education'' *''The R Journal''

See also

* Directory of Open Access Journals * List of academic databases and search engines * List of open access projects * Lists of academic journals * :Open access by country, Open access around the world {{DEFAULTSORT:Open access journals, list of Internet-related lists Open access journals, Lists of academic journals