Open access journals

Use the list below to find open access journals by title and publisher.

Search open access journals

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): database of over 3,800 fully open access, peer reviewed scholarly journals growing at a rate of one per day. DOAJ can also be used to identify which journals would be most suitable for your publications.
  • FindIt@Bham: search for individual open access journal titles 
  • OAIster: search open access resources. Features advanced search by journal.

Open access journal publishers

  • BioMed Central: publisher of over 170 online journals, across the spectrum of health, biology and medicine.
  • Chemistry Central: publishes peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry.
  • Frontiers: over 20,000 articles have been published in 45 community-driven journals across science, medicine and technology.
  • Public Library of Science: publishes peer reviewed materials in the science and medicine areas.
  • PeerJ: considers and publishes research articles in the Biological and Medical Sciences.

Other publishers retain a subscription style model for most of their journal titles, but have some additional fully open access titles.

These include:

  • BMJ Open: published by BMJ. Online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas.
  • ChemistryOpen: published by Wiley. General chemistry journal covering all areas of chemistry and related disciplines.
  • Cogent Economics & Finance: published by Taylor and Francis. Original research articles, reviews and letters in any area of economics and finance.
  • FEBS Open Bio: published by Elsevier. Online-only open access journal for the rapid publication of research articles in molecular and cellular life sciences in both health and disease.
  • Journal of Legal Analysis: published by OUP. General journal on all aspects of law.
  • Nature Communications: published by Nature. Multidisciplinary journal that publishes research from all areas of the natural sciences.
  • Nucleic Acids Research: published by OUP. Covers physical, chemical, biochemical and biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and/or interactions.
  • SAGE Open: published by Sage. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

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