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Open Access

Open Access Journals


Directory of Open Access Journals lists 12,000 Open Access journals and can be viewed as a 'whitelist' for reputable publications. All of the journals listed are checked for meeting DOAJ's publishing best practices and transparency.

Search their database to find journal titles and over 3 million full-text articles.

OASPACheck the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) list of approved member organizations and publishers. All members go through a rigorous application review process and adhere to OASPAs best practices.

Open Publishers

PLOS Journals

Public Library of Science publishes several well-established open access, peer-reviewed journals that cover a range of disciplines in the sciences including PLOS Biology, PLOS One, and PLOS Medicine.


An off-shoot of PLoS, PeerJ is a new high-impact, Open Access journal in the biological and medical sciences. PeerJ operates under a unique publishing fee model, which includes lifetime membership options.

Springer Open

Springer publishes a number of open access journals through it's Springer Open publishing arm. These journals cover areas in science, medicine, humanities and the social sciences.

BioMed Central

An independent publisher in the UK providing free access to biomedical research publications. These publications include biology and medicine journal articles, current reports, and meeting abstracts.

Wiley Open Access

Wiley is a traditional publisher that is now also offering many peer-reviewed, fully Open Access journals in a range of disciplines. Browse the list of Open Access journals on their website.

Open Library of Humanities

A high-profile initiative to establish a non-profit open access publisher for the humanities and social sciences. The Open Library of Humanities publishes and supports 23 journals.

Open Humanities Press

A scholar-led, open access publishing collective, Open Humanities Press publishes a selective list of independently-produced open access journals in critical and cultural theory.

Ubiquity Press

British-based open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. Ubiquity press publishes 60 journals covering a range of subjects and disciplines.

Cogitatio Press

Open access publisher with journals in the areas of Media and Communication, Politics and Governance, Social Inclusion and Urban Planning.

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Open Access journal list

This page from IAMCR lists dozens of Open Access journals from around the world in the field of media and communications research..