Accessing Knowledge Through Open Access Journals

Open Access Journals

Open Access Journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the readers without financial, legal, or technical barriers with minimal or no copyright limitations.

Subject Based Journals


Online chemistry journals available either in full or on trial. Separate lists for educational and Russian journals.

BepressBepress delivers scholarly communications and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact.


Papers in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, biology, and other disciplines related to cognitive science.

Free Electronic Mathematics Journals

List free online journals in mathematical sciences (Maths, Gerometry, Algebra, etc.)

Journal of European Television History and Culture

A multi-media e-journal on the past and present of European television.

Arabic Open Access Journals

الاقتصادي الخليجي

العلوم الاقتصادية

المجلة الطبية البيطرية العراقية

المجلة العراقية للعلوم البيطرية

دراسات ادارية

نشرة الهجرة القسرية

International Review of Law

Quran and Medicine

Open Access Journal Publishers

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

American Physical Society

American Society of Microbiology

BMJ Open

Cambridge University Press

Cell Press

The Company of Biologists

European Geosciences Union

Digital Commons


Ecological Society of America


Faculty of 1000

Genetics Society of America

Hindawi Publishing

Institute of Physics (IOP)


Nature Publishing Group

Oxford University Press (Oxford Open)

Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Royal Society


Springer Open

Wiley Open Access

Open Access Journal Directories


Arab World English Journal is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and open-access e-journal for scholars, researchers, teachers, and officials of the English language in the Arab countries and in the entire world.


Scientific Electronic Library Online is a bibliographic database, digital library, and cooperative electronic publishing model of open access journals. is a journals platform for the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1999, it is now home to 400 online publications. Of our 100 000 articles, 95% are available in full-text access. sites receive 2.8 million visits per month.

AATA Online

AATA Online is a comprehensive database of over 120,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. AATA now includes selected subject-specific bibliographies produced as part of the Getty Conservation Institute's own conservation and scientific research projects or as part of specific collaborative projects in which the Institute is involved.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

JURN directory

JURN directory is an academic search-engine indexing about 4507 free eJournals in the arts & humanities. It uses the Google custom search engine.


SpringerOpen is an open access directory for scholarly articles, peer-reviewed journals and books covering all areas of science, technology and medicine. It ranges from very specialized titles to SpringerPlus, and the interdisciplinary open access resources covers all disciplines. All SpringerOpen resources are fully open access and the entire content is freely and permanently available online at SpringerLink, as well as on the SpringerOpen website, ensuring distribution to the widest possible audience.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central publishes over 200 scientific journals in Open Access in the life sciences and medicine.

Digital Commons

Digital Commons is a hosted institutional repository platform. This hosted service is licensed by the bepress also known as Berkeley Electronic Press. It is used by associations, consortia, universities, colleges and public libraries to preserve and showcase their scholarly output.


IEEE introduces several fully open access journals. Here are the list of most popular ones:

Wiley Open Access

Wiley Open Access is a program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share.

Elsevier Open Access

Elsevier Open Access offers an open access option to over 1500 established peer-reviewed journals.

Taylor & Francis Open

Taylor & Francis and Routledge currently publish a number of pure open access journals. All of the articles in these journals are published open access. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer-review and expedited online publication

Emerald Open Journals

Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,000 books and book series volumes, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services

IOP Sicence

IOP Sicence provides open access to 7 quality journals. It is committed to providing long-term, sustainable access to quality scientific research for everyone, whilst maintaining high value, trustworthy author and reader services which enhance scientific communication and progress. IOP Science offers authors choice by providing both gold open access and green open access options.


African Journals Online is the world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals

Brill Online Books

Brill Online Books and Journals is among the richest scholarly sources of its kind, with the full text of near 200,000 book chapters and journal articles, covering the Humanities, International Law and Biology. After adhering open Access initiatives, brill provides open access to many books and journals. Here are some:

Journal Quality List

The Journal Quality List is a collation of journal rankings from a variety of sources.

Journal Ranking allows users to configure their ranking interests, as well as provide a more reasonable method to evaluate a journal’s impact.

Journal Impact Factor

A Journal Impact Factor is a multidisciplinary tool for ranking, evaluating, and comparing journals within subject categories.