Open Access Acoustics Journals

A list of Open Access Acoustics journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Acoustics is science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound

Open Access journals publish research articles that are free to to view and download. The main difference between articles in open access journals and those in closed journals is the business model. Both types of articles have to undergo the same peer review process.

This list of Acoustics Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Acoustics manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Acoustics journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. In many cases, you only see lists of Acoustics journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Acoustics journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Acoustics venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Acoustics journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Acoustics OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Acoustics Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Inframatics2169-2696Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.658100
Advances in computing2163-2944Scientific and Academic Publishing114100
Journal of mechanical design and vibration2376-9564Science and Education Publishing Co., Ltd.7885.7
Acta acustica2681-4617EDP Sciences1139085Website
Open Journal of Acoustics2162-5786Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.18643983.9
Acoustics2624-599XMDPI AG18048878.9Website
Acoustical Science and Technology0369-42322104853276.3
Advances in Acoustics and Vibration1687-6261Hindawi Limited226118776.1
International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration1479-1471Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.414194876.1
The Ultrasound Journal2524-8987Springer Nature16577571.5Website
Journal of Low Frequency Noise Vibration and Active Control1461-3484SAGE1430719069.5Website
Critical Ultrasound Journal2036-3176Springer Nature358397668.2Website
Vibration2571-631XMDPI AG15041366.7Website
Sound and Vibration1541-0161Computers, Materials and Continua (Tech Science Press)550431763.5
Noise & Health1463-1741Medknow Publications8301768662.5Website
Journal of Jazz Studies2158-1401Rutgers University Libraries635961.9Website
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea1225-4428The Acoustical Society of Korea188751660.7
Research and reports in focused ultrasound2253-2609Dove Medical Press101060
Journal of Vibroengineering1392-8716JVE International Ltd.2859693557.8Website
Medical ultrasonography1844-4172SRUMB - Romanian Society for Ultrasonography in Medicine and Biology1144682757.6
Smart Materials Research (Online)2090-357XHindawi Limited7558157.3
Trends in hearing2331-2165SAGE447457954.6Website
Journal of creative music systems2399-7656University of Huddersfield Press339254.5Website
Journal of mechanical engineering, automation and control systems2669-1361JVE International Ltd.281553.6Website
SoundEffects1904-500XAarhus University Library12013753.3Website
Shock and Vibration1070-9622Hindawi Limited58592556353.2Website
Journal of Computational Acoustics0218-396XWorld Scientific935917752.5Website
Open journal of antennas and propagation2329-8421Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.7513052
Cell signalling and trafficking2054-1481Herbert Publications2650
Reviews of research in human learning and music2162-2213Center for Music Learning4650
Ultrasound International Open2199-7152Georg Thieme Verlag KG12487450Website
Ultrasonics Sonochemistry1350-4177Elsevier602919370649.1Website
Journal of Ultrasonography2084-8404Medical Communications Sp. z.o.o.614196348.9Website
POCUS journal2369-8543Queen's University Library1142346.5
Vibroengineering procedia2345-0533JVE International Ltd.111088046.4
Advanced ultrasound in diagnosis and therapy2576-250817311545.7Website
Carl Nielsen studies1603-3663Aarhus University Library73645.2
Динамика и виброакустика2409-4579Samara National Research University1031043.7
Muzikologija1450-9814National Library of Serbia37018343Website
Advanced electromagnetics2119-0275Advanced Electromagnetics784242.3Website
Empirical Musicology Review1559-5749The Ohio State University Libraries487179541.5Website
Eurasip Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing1687-4714Springer Nature486409441.4Website
JSME international journal. Series 3, Vibration, control engineering, engineering for industry0914-8825The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers441220041.3
Mechanics and Control2083-6759AGH University of Science and Technology Press13625241.2
Advances in signal processing2332-6883Horizon Research Publishing Co., Ltd.222040.9
Journal of Medical Ultrasound0929-6441Medknow Publications1031211540.6Website
Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval2514-3298Ubiquity Press, Ltd.6522140Website
Journal of Circadian Rhythms1740-3391Ubiquity Press, Ltd.173403039.9Website
IASPM@journal2079-3871The International Association for the Study of Popular Music21430838.8Website
Music & science2059-2043SAGE15552738.7Website
Progress in Electromagnetics Research C1937-8718The Electromagnetics Academy (EMW Publishing)23391236838.1
Journal of electromagnetic engineering and science2671-7255Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science1339537.6Website
Journal of wireless communications2377-3308Lazarus Scientific Publishing841637.5
Journal of measurements in engineering2335-2124JVE International Ltd.14920336.9Website
Iet Microwaves Antennas & Propagation1751-8725Institution of Electrical Engineers38433608636.6Website
Musicologist: International journal of music studies2618-5652Musicologist521236.5
Audiology research2039-4349239114836.4Website
International journal of antennas2455-7897Academy and Industry Research Collaboration Center252636
International journal of electromagnetics and applications2168-50453712035.1
Audiology and neurotology extra1664-5537S. Karger AG2011435
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation1687-5869Hindawi Limited25301505634.6Website
Musicological Annual0580-373XFaculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana102914934.4Website
Progress in Electromagnetics Research Letters1937-6480The Electromagnetics Academy (EMW Publishing)20911234134.4
Music Theory Online1067-3040Society for Music Theory1039242334.3Website
Advanced computational techniques in electromagnetics2194-0266ISPACS GmbH416934.1
Wireless power transfer2052-8418Hindawi Limited182133.3
Journal of network computing and applications2371-920631533.3
International journal of instrumentation science2324-998631033.3
AmS-skrifter0800-0816Stavanger University Library39733.3
International Journal of Chemical Physics (Online)2314-6885Hindawi Limited31033.3
Microelectronics and solid state electronics2324-64563733.3
Ultrasonography2288-5919Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine1125475733Website
Проблемы музыкальной науки1997-0854Scholarly-Methodical Center Innovative Art Studies5533832.7
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics1756-8277SAGE252208432.5Website
International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology1687-5826Hindawi Limited12472932.3
Mathematical models in engineering2351-5279JVE International Ltd.9511131.6Website
Ricercare2346-4747Universidad EAFIT861231.4Website
JSME international journal : bulletin of the JSME0913-185XThe Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers843175331.4
Nota bene1920-89791032031.1
Canadian University Music Review0710-0353Consortium Erudit64141530.9
Review of Artistic Education2069-755444913430.7
Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications2179-1074SciELO550165930.7Website
Muzykalʹnoe iskusstvo i obrazovanie2309-1428Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education Moscow Pedagogical State University1642630.5Website
Excellence in performing arts research2375-2505Kent State University23830.4
Zbornik Radova Akademije Umetnosti2334-8666Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science1251630.4Website
Music and Culture1229-5930Korean Society of World Music2852530.2
The Journal of Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science1226-3133Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science2913133730.1
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B-magnetic Resonance Engineering1552-5031Hindawi Limited477460130
BME frontiers2765-8031AAAS00408030Website
Yale journal of music & religion2377-231XYale University Library974429.9
Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications1942-0730Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.528196829.7
International Journal of Rotating Machinery1023-621XHindawi Limited905789429.1Website
European journal of musicology2504-1916University of Bern1001329
Wireless Engineering and Technology2152-2294Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.17078628.8
Progress in Electromagnetics Research B1937-6472The Electromagnetics Academy (EMW Publishing)15371760028.7
EPJ2272-2394EDP Sciences13058828.5Website
Journal of electromagnetic engineering and science2234-8395Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science932278328.4Website
Jeongbo jeojang si'seu'tem haghoe nonmunjib1738-6845The Society of Information Storage Systems64928.1
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