What is “open access”?

ermanent access to academic publications. By publishing your research open access under an open licence, you enable readers to access, distribute and reuse the material freely. When research output is made available for free online, It helps spread research results both within the research community and outside it. Readers can access, read, use, copy, print and link to open access publications. 

Routes to Open Access Publishing

Gold Open Access is when the publisher makes the article available, either as a:

  • (Full) Open Access publication, when the article is published in a journal, all of the content of which is openly available.  There is no subscription or access fee to readers but some journals charge an APC (article processing charge, or open access fee) to be paid by the author (or usually his or her department or research project) in order to cover the costs of producing the journal. 
  • Hybrid Open Access is when the author can choose to pay the publisher a fee for the extra service to make the article openly available in a subscription journal. In hybrid journals, only some articles are open access. (ÅAU-affiliated researchers are offered APC discounts by many publishers through so called read-and-publish deals, see “APC discounts” above.)

​Green Open Access is hen the author him or herself makes a version of the publication openly available. It is also called 

  • Parallel publishing or self-archiving, when a version of an article is made openly available in an open archive or repository, by researchers at AKU for instance in the AKU eCommons. Parallel publishing is possible for the vast majority of articles which are published behind paywalls.

Benefits of Publishing Open Access

Publishing in open access journals has many benefits for researchers, including:

  • Higher citation rates than articles published in non-OA journals
  • Greater media coverage of research
  • The ability to archive after publishing in a subscription journal of your choice
  • The ability to retain your author rights and control reuse of the research
  • Compliance with funder OA requirements
Sr # Journal Name – click on journal title for submission guidelines Subject Area Publisher  Impact Factor APC List price
1Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological SystemsBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyter0no APC fee
2Noise MappingBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyterCite Score – 6.4 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.484 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.697no APC fee
3Open EconomicsBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyter0no APC fee
4Open StatisticsBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyter no APC fee
5Accounting, Economics, and Law: A ConviviumBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyterCite Score – 1.0 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.265 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.886€ 2,000
6Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and InsuranceBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyter0€ 2,000
7ArbeitBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyter0€ 2,000
8The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & PolicyBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 0.592 / Cite Score – 0.9 / Impact Factor – 0.330 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.328 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.591€ 2,000
9The B.E. Journal of MacroeconomicsBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 0.475 / Cite Score – 1.0 / Impact Factor – 0.380 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.441 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.634€ 2,000
10Entrepreneurship Research JournalBusiness and EconomicsDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 2.194 / Cite Score – 2.8 / Impact Factor – 1.643 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.371 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.775€ 2,000
11Asia-Pacific Science Education EducationBrill € 0
12Journal of Disability Studies in EducationEducationBrill € 0
13Beijing International Review of EducationEducationBrill € 2,150
14Implementation and Replication Studies in Mathematics Education EducationBrill € 2,150
15International Journal of Chinese EducationEducationSAGE Publications  
16Revista Internacional de Educación MusicalEducationSAGE Publications  
17Journal of Cognition and CultureCognition & cognitive psychologyBrill € 2,150
18Timing & Time PerceptionCognition & cognitive psychologyBrill € 2,150
19Indian Journal of Psychological MedicinePsychologySAGE Publications0 
20Journal of Pacific Rim PsychologyPsychologySAGE Publications0.8 
21Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological SciencePsychologySAGE Publications0 
22Evolutionary PsychologyPsychologySAGE Publications1.427 
23Health Psychology OpenPsychologySAGE Publications0 
24i-PerceptionPsychologySAGE Publications1.535 
25Psychopathology ReviewPsychologySAGE Publications1.34 
26BJPsych BulletinPsychology & PsychiatryCambridge University Press £0
27BJPsych InternationalPsychology & PsychiatryCambridge University Press £0
28BJPsych OpenPsychology & PsychiatryCambridge University Press2.286£1,520
29Epidemiology and Psychiatric SciencesPsychology & PsychiatryCambridge University Press5.876£2,045
30European PsychiatryPsychology & PsychiatryCambridge University Press4.464£2,060
31Global Mental HealthPsychology & PsychiatryCambridge University Press1.803£1,370
32National Medicine ReviewClinical MedicineDeGruyter0€ 0
33H2Open JournalEnvironmental Science; Social Sciences; Earth and Planetary Sciences; MedicineIWA Publishing $0 (until 2021)
34Asian MedicineHistory of medicineBrill € 2,150
35Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology MedicineCambridge University Press £1,600
36Epidemiology & InfectionMedicineCambridge University Press2.152£2,045
37Advances in Laboratory Medicine / Avances en Medicina de Laboratorio MedicineDeGruyter0no APC fee
38Current Directions in Biomedical EngineeringMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 0.7 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.234 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.341€ 1,000
39Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in DiseasesMedicineDeGruyter0no APC fee
40Innovative Surgical SciencesMedicineDeGruyter0no APC fee
41Journal of Osteopathic Medicine MedicineDeGruyter0€ 0
42Journal of Transition MedicineMedicineDeGruyter0no APC fee
43Journal of Laboratory MedicineMedicineDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 0.257 / Cite Score – 0.3 / Impact Factor – 0.284 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.133 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.018€ 0
44Open MedicineMedicineDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 1.171 / Cite Score – 2.2 / Impact Factor – 1.204 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.352 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.776€ 2,000
45Pleura and PeritoneumMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 2.7 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.734 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.602no APC fee
46Turkish Journal of BiochemistryMedicineDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 0.349 / Cite Score – 0.4 / Impact Factor – 0.373 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.129 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.152tbc
47Translational NeuroscienceMedicineDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 1.619 / Cite Score – 2.4 / Impact Factor – 1.373 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.623 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.565€ 1,500
48Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems MedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 0.6 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.132 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.137€ 2,000
49Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik MedicineDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 0.415 / Cite Score – 2.6 / Impact Factor – 1.054 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.317 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.720€ 2,000
50Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)MedicineDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 3.190 / Cite Score – 6.4 / Impact Factor – 3.595 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.947 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 1.220€ 2,000
51Case Reports in Perinatal MedicineMedicineDeGruyter0€ 2,000
52Drug Metabolism and Personalized TherapyMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 2.4 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.282 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.476€ 2,000
53DiagnosisMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 1.6 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.245 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.130€ 2,000
54Epidemiologic MethodsMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 1.7 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.836 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.717€ 2,000
55International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health MedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 1.9 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.271 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.430€ 2,000
56International Journal of Nursing Education ScholarshipMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 1.1 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.502 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.818€ 2,000
57Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and PharmacologyMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 3.0 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.355 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.584€ 2,000
58Journal of Complementary and Integrative MedicineMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 2.2 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.319 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.672€ 2,000
59Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical ActivityMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 0.6 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.196 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.571€ 2,000
60Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and MetabolismMedicineDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 1.213 / Cite Score – 2.3 / Impact Factor – 1.278 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.478 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.651€ 2,000
61Journal of Perinatal MedicineMedicineDeGruyter5-year Impact Factor – 1.655 / Cite Score – 3.3 / Impact Factor – 1.614 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.773 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.801€ 2,000
62Public Health ForumMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 0.2 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.159 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.135€ 2,000
63Reviews on Environmental HealthMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 3.4 / Impact Factor – 2.429 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.515 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.733€ 2,000
64Statistical Communications in Infectious DiseasesMedicineDeGruyter0€ 2,000
65Scandinavian Journal of PainMedicineDeGruyterCite Score – 3.3 / SCImago Journal Rank – 0.647 / Source Normalized Impact per Paper – 0.825€ 2,000
66Spiritual CareMedicineDeGruyter0€ 2,000
67European Respiratory JournalMedicineEuropean Respiratory Society12.339CC-BY-NC €2100; CC-BY €3150
68Upsala Journal of Medical SciencesMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis1.955$0
69Child and Adolescent ObesityMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $0
70Digital PsychiatryMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $0
71Immunological MedicineMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $0
72Acta Oto-Laryngologica Case ReportsMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $395
73Case Reports in Plastic Surgery and Hand SurgeryMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $600
74Toxicology CommunicationsMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $600
75Biomaterial Investigations in DentistryMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $650
76Journal of Drug AssessmentMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $1,000
77Cogent MedicineMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $1,000
78Computer Assisted SurgeryMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis1.094$1,500
79International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-beingMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis1.368$1,500
80Health Systems and ReformMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis1.98$1,500
81Infection Ecology & EpidemiologyMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis $1,582
82Libyan Journal of MedicineMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis1.294$1,950
83Medical Education OnlineMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis1.97$1,950
84Renal FailureMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis1.985$1,950
85Journal of ImmunotoxicologyMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis2.974$1,950
86Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal ChemistryMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis4.673$1,950
87Pharmaceutical BiologyMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis2.971$2,250
88Journal of Oral MicrobiologyMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis3.939$2,373
89HematologyMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis1.65$2,500
90Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and BiotechnologyMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis3.343$2,500
91International Journal of HyperthermiaMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis3.574$2,500
92Drug DeliveryMedicine & HealthTaylor & Francis4.902$2,500
93mAbs Medicine & HealthTaylor & Francis4.634$2,950
94Oncoimmunology Medicine & HealthTaylor & Francis5.869$2,950
95Journal of Water and HealthMedicine; Environmental ScienceIWA Publishing1.349$1850 
96Cultures of ScienceScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
97Air, Soil and Water ResearchScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
98ASN NeuroScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications4.167 
99Bioinformatics and Biology InsightsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
100Biomarker InsightsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
101Cancer InformaticsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
102Cell TransplantationScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications3.341 
103ContactScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
104Dose-ResponseScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications2.438 
105Environmental Health InsightsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
106Epigenetics InsightsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
107European Journal of InflammationScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0.267 
108Evolutionary BioinformaticsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications1.018 
109Innate ImmunityScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications2.298 
110International Journal of Immunopathology and PharmacologyScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications2.209 
111International Journal of Tryptophan ResearchScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
112Journal of Chemical ResearchScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0.593 
113Microbiology InsightsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
114Neuroscience InsightsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
115Progress in Reaction Kinetics and MechanismScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0.439 
116Rare TumorsScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
117Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines and ImmunotherapyScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications0 
118Tropical Conservation ScienceScience, Technology & MedicineSAGE Publications1.613 
119Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for DevelopmentSocial Sciences; Environmental Science; MedicineIWA Publishing1.022$1850 
120Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, The International courts & proceduresBrill € 2,150
121BRQ Business Research QuarterlyBusiness ManagementSAGE Publications2.525 
122Emerging Economies Cases JournalBusiness ManagementSAGE Publications0 
123Health Informatics JournalBusiness ManagementSAGE Publications2.932 
124Organization TheoryBusiness ManagementSAGE Publications0 
125VikalpaBusiness ManagementSAGE Publications0