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A list of OA journals recommended for faculty publication. Organized by discipline.
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This list of OA journals is not exhaustive.  If you want a more complete picture of open access, peer-reviewed journals published in your discipline, search the Directory of Open Access Journals



To find out whether a non-OA journal purblisher will allow you to deposit your article into IUPUIScholarWorks, IUPUI's open institutional repository, search the SHERPA/RoMEO database by journal title.  Archiving policies are listed in the journal's record.


Open Access Journals

Selecting an open access journal is in many respects no different from selecting a subscription journal. Although most open access journals (66%) do not charge authors a fee, some well know open access publishers (BMC, PLoS, etc) do. Key factors to consider:

  • Scope of the journal (Does the journal publish articles similar to your own?)
  • Journal guidelines (Are there word limits or methodology requirements?)
  • Journal repurtation (Is the journal peer-reviewed? Does the journal publish articles by authors that you recognize?)
  • Findability (Is the journal indexed by academic search tools?)
  • Cost (If the journal charges authors a fee, is it a reasonable fee? $900 is the current average fee; $3000 is probably too much.)
  • Publisher's reputation (If the journal charges a fee, does the publisher have reputable business practices? Is the publisher a member of the OASPA and listed in DOAJ? Ask a librarian.)

The following list of journals is meant to illustrate the variety of disciplines represented in open access journals. The dollar symbol ($) signifies journals that have a submission fee associated with them.

Africana Studies

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography

Journal of African American Males in Education

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies

American Studies

America Studies Journal

European Journal of American Studies

Journal of Transnational American Studies


Eurasian Journal of Anthropology

HAU : Journal of Ethnographic Theory

International Journal of Modern Anthropology


Al-Qantara : Revista de Estudios Arabes

Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies



Arte, Individuo y Sociedad

Body, Space and Technology

Creative Education

Hermeneia : Journal of Hermeneutics, Art Theory and Art Criticism


BMC Bioinformatics ($)

Nucleic Acids Research ($)

Open Biology ($)

PLoS Computational Biology ($)

PLoS Biology ($)


Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry

International Journal of Molecular Sciences ($)

Molecules ($)

Nucleic Acids Research ($)


Didaskalia : Ancient Theatre Today

Electronic Antiquity : Communicating the Classics

Leeds International Classical Studies



Communication Studies

Cross-Cultural Communication ($)

International Journal of Communication

Journal of Literature, Culture and Media Studies

Journal of Media Studies

Comparative Literature

452º F : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada/Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

Inquire : Journal of Comparative Literature

Paroles Gelées

Trans : Revue de Littérature Générale et Comparée

Computer & Information Technology

Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology

International Journal of Advanced Computer Sciences and Applications ($)

International Journal of Engineering and Technology ($)

Computer Science

Logical Methods in Computer Science

Theory of Computing

Criminal Justice

International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences

Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture

Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice

Creative Writing

Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

Fringe Magazine

Junk: A Literary Fix

Mayday Magazine

Sweet: A Literary Confection


Angle Orthodontist

Earth Science

Geochemical Transactions ($)

Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems ($)

Solid Earth



Modern Economy ($)

Quantitative Economics ($)

Theoretical Economics


Academic Leadership

Journal of Assessment and Accountability in Educator Preparation

Journal of Learning Spaces

English Language & Literature

The Criterion : an International Journal in English

Early Modern Literary Studies

English Language & Literature Studies ($)

Nordic Journal of English Studies

Persuasions : the Jane Austen Journal On-Line

Film Studies

Bright Lights Film Journal

Film-Philosophy Journal

Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture

Journal of Religion and Film

Scope: An Online Journal of Film and TV Studies

Wide Screen

Forensic Science

The Internet Journal of Forensic Science ($)

Open Forensic Science Journal ($)


Alternative Francophone

Çédille : Revista de Estudios Franceses ($)

Lingua Romana : a Journal of French, Italian and Romanian Culture



Revue Critique de Fixxion Française Contemporaine

Revue Electronique de Litterature Francaise : RELIEF


BMS Genomics ($)

PLoS Genetics ($)


ACME : An International e-Journal for Critical Geographies

CyberGeo : European Journal of Geography



19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

Catalan Historical Review

e-Journal of Portuguese History

Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies

Globality Studies Journal

Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe

Journal of Historical Biography

Journal of Modern Turkish Studies

Quest: Issues in Contemporary Jewish History


Biodiversity Informatics

Biomedical Informatics Insights ($)

The Internet Journal of Medical Informatics ($)                                                                          

Journal of Community Informatics

Journal of Medical Internet Research ($)

Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (Conditional)

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal ($)

Open Medical Informatics Journal ($)


Asian Culture and History ($)

Early Modern Japan : an Interdisciplinary Journal

Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies

KEMANUSIAAN: Asian Journal of Humanities


Global Media Journal : Canadian Edition

Innovation Journalism

Media History Monographs

Public Relations Journal

Library & Information Science

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

Bulletin of the Medical Library Association

Code4Lib Journal

College & Research Libraries

D-Lib Magazine

Journal of Digital Information

Journal of Information Literacy

Journal of Library Innovation

Library Philosophy and Practice

Urban Librarianship


Abstract and Applied Analysis ($)

American Journal of Computational Mathematics ($)


Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society

Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions ($) 

Military Science

Journal of Defense Resources Management

Obrana a Strategie

Museum Studies

CeROArt : Conservation, Exposition, Restauration d'Objets d'Art

Museum Anthropology Review

Museum and Society



Musica e Tecnologia

Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy


BMC Nursing ($)

The Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice ($)

Open Journal of Nursing ($)

Online Journal of Issues in Nursing


International Journal of Not-For-Profit Law

International NGO Journal ($)

The Nonprofit Review


Australasian Journal of Logic

Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy

PhaenEx : Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture

Philosophers' Imprint ($)

Physical Education

Advances in Physical Education ($)

Athletic Training Education Journal

International Journal of Exercise Science

Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition ($)

Open Sports Sciences Journal ($)

The Sport Journal ($)


AIP Advances ($)

Advances in Condensed Matter Physics ($)

New Journal of Physics ($)

Political Science


Borderlands e-Journal : New Spaces in the Humanities

Cultural Logic : an Electronic Journal of Marxist Theory and Practice

European Integration Online Papers

Journal of World-Systems Research

MERIA Journal

Peace, Conflict and Development


Behavior and Social Issues

Comprehensive Psychology ($)

International Journal of Clinical Health Psychology ($)

Public Health

BMC Public Health ($)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Environmental Health Perspectives ($)

Health Reports

Religious Studies

Ars Disputandi : the Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion

Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies

Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory

Journal of Global Buddhism

Marburg Journal of Religion

Methodist Review

Practical Matters

Rhetoric & Composition

Composition Forum

Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture


PLoS ONE ($)

Social Work

Advances in Social Work (IU School of Social Work)

Journal of Global Social Work Practice

The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics

Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research


Sociation Today

Yale Journal of Sociology



Castilla : Estudios de Literatura

Ogigia. Revista Electrónica de Estudios Hispánicos

Olivar : Revista de Literatura y Cultura Españolas

Revista Letral : Revista Electrónica de Estudios Transatlánticos de Literatura

Studia Aurea : Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro

Tonos Digital : Revista Electrónica de Estudios Filológicos


JRRD: Journal of Rehabilitation Research


Enlightening Tourism : a Pathmaking Journal

International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation & Tourism (IJSMaRT)

Tourismos : an International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism

Translation Studies

1611 : Revista de Historia de la Traducción

Alternative Francophone

inTRAlinea: Online Translation Journal

Translation and Interpreting : the International Journal of Translation and Interpreting Research

Women's Studies

Journal of International Women's Studies

The Scholar & Feminist Online

Wagadu : a Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies

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