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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

UC Press

Open Access—free, immediate, and unrestricted access to peer-reviewed research and scholarly work—is central to our mission to democratize knowledge and drive progressive change. Current jounrals include Collabra: Psychology, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, Civic Sociology, and Media+Environment.


eScholarship publishes over 70 academic journals, from international publications led by UC faculty to law reviews affiliated with UC law schools and campus-specific undergraduate journals. eScholarship journals span the disciplines, focusing on emerging fields and areas of study that have significance for researchers and practitioners alike.

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.

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.

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.

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..