Open Access Anatomy Journals

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

Anatomy is study of the structure and parts of organisms

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.

We hope this list of Anatomy OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Anatomy manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Anatomy journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than just the top hits Anatomy journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Anatomy journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Anatomy 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 Anatomy journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Anatomy OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Anatomy Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
International Journal of Embryology2314-8357Hindawi Limited49100
American journal of stem cell research2325-009714100
European cells & materials1473-2262European Cells and Materials623487.1Website
Video journal of sports medicine2635-0254SAGE1081085.2Website
Advances in anatomy2314-7547Hindawi Limited121883.3
Skeletal Muscle2044-5040Springer Nature3891111382.8Website
Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow1226-9344Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society93691382.6
Arthroscopy techniques2212-6287Elsevier23981466482.2Website
The Open Anatomy Journal1877-6094Bentham Science2426779.2
Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction1828-8928Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing421406077.7
JSES reviews, reports, and techniques2666-6391Elsevier1651177.6Website
Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury1749-7221Georg Thieme Verlag KG212189476.4Website
Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics2473-0114SAGE360759175.7Website
Journal of research in orthopedic science2676-7031Negah Scientific Publisher73875.3
Case reports in orthopedics2090-6757Hindawi Limited1322324275Website
International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics2455-4510Medip Academy132529174.7
Egyptian Spine Journal2314-89502475374.1Website
Anatomy research international2090-2743Hindawi Limited128119573.4
Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics2197-1153Springer Nature509344373.1Website
Journal of orthopaedic case reports2250-0685Indian Orthopaedic Research Group1446119672.6Website
Journal of Veterinary Anatomy1687-998818934472.5
JSES international2666-6383Elsevier48565372Website
Ортопедия, травматология и протезирование0132-2486Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine95571.6
Translational Research in Anatomy2214-854XElsevier21521871.2Website
Pediatric Urology Case Reports2148-2969Pediatric Urology Case Reports2806771.1
Scientific Journal of the Foot & Ankle2595-1459Associacao Brasileira de Medicina e Cirurgia do Tornozelo e Pe (ABTPe)2351770.6
Folia Morphologica0015-5659VM Media Sp zo.o. - VMGroup SK56361432870.5
Hand and Microsurgery2458-78342834670.3
The Open Spine Journal1876-5327Bentham Science306570
The Journal of the Korean society for Surgery of the Hand1598-3889Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand42214269.4
Journal of KEMA2586-4351Journal of KEMA131469.2
Jornal of the Foot & Ankle2675-2980Associacao Brasileira de Medicina e Cirurgia do Tornozelo e Pe (ABTPe)1171268.4Website
대한족부족관절학회지1738-3757Korean Foot and Ankle Society31510567.9
Asian Spine Journal1976-1902Asian Spine Journal (ASJ)14671128167.9Website
Archives of Hand and Microsurgery2586-3290Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand2342367.1
Journal of traumatology and clinical orthopaedics2399-8180Noble Research Publishers3366.7
Teratology studies2039-4411PAGEPress Publications3366.7
Musculoskeletal biology2054-720XHerbert Publications3966.7
Case reports in orthopedic research2296-9373S. Karger AG972966Website
Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery2395-1354IP Innovative Publication Pvt Ltd4945466
Journal of orthopaedics and allied sciences2319-2585Medknow Publications1268365.9Website
Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery2005-291XThe Korean Orthopaedic Association9831132365.9Website
Neurosurgical focus: Video2643-5217Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group2283865.8
National journal of clinical anatomy2277-40253162665.2Website
Journal of limb lengthening & reconstruction2455-3719Medknow Publications11013864.5Website
The International Journal of Spine Surgery2211-4599International Journal of Spine Surgery882428463.5
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences2395-1958AkiNik Publications340043563.5
Foot & Ankle Surgery: Techniques, Reports & Cases2667-3967Elsevier2041163.2Website
Journal of hand surgery global online2589-5141Elsevier29520263.1Website
Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine0974-8237Medknow Publications611302863Website
Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology2214-6873Elsevier77467962.9Website
Open Journal of Orthopedics2164-3016Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.47240162.9
Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica1017-995XAVES Publishing Co.36781317362.9Website
Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery1229-5701Korean Society of Spine Surgery941119362.8
JOINTS (Journal Orthopaedi and Traumatology Surabaya)2460-8742Universitas Airlangga64562.5
Advances in orthopedics2090-3464Hindawi Limited362348362.4Website
Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine2325-9671SAGE57552525462.1Website
Trauma Case Reports2352-6440Elsevier66461462Website
Journal of minimally invasive spine surgery and technique (Online)2508-2043Korean Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Research Society1286460.9
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research1749-799XSpringer Nature35953316260.8Website
Spine research2471-8173Scitechnol Biosoft Pvt. Ltd (OMICS)432560.5
Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma (Print)2090-2921Ashdin Publishing (OMICS)102160
Journal of orthopedics and spine trauma2538-2330Knowledge E1921059.9Website
Academia Anatomica International2455-5274Marwah Infotech1592859.7
Osteology2673-4036MDPI AG371559.5
Case reports in otolaryngology2090-6773Hindawi Limited756231259.5Website
Arthroscopy, sports medicine, and rehabilitation2666-061XElsevier55676059.4Website
Urogynaecologia International Journal1121-3086PAGEPress Publications12711959.1
Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica0030-154XDepartment of Anatomy Keio University School of Medicine26991382459
Imaging journal of clinical and medical sciences2455-8702Peertechz Publications Private Limited1461458.9
Journal of musculoskeletal science and technology2635-8573Journal of KEMA462758.7
ARC journal of orthopedics2456-0588ARC Publications Pvt Ltd.461958.7
International Journal of Orthopaedics2311-5106ACT Publishing Group68620658.7
Case reports in plastic surgery & hand surgery2332-0885Taylor & Francis24134458.5Website
European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports2194-7619Georg Thieme Verlag KG24751657.9Website
Daehan-goljeolhakoeji1225-1682The Korean Fracture Society78357.7
Journal of orthopedics, traumatology and rehabilitation0975-7341Medknow Publications26421057.6Website
Journal of orthopaedic surgery1022-5536SAGE18881744557.5
Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology1590-9921Springer Nature10041107157.2Website
Bulletin of the Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University0579-3068Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science7257.1
Case reports in urology2090-6978Hindawi Limited746199857.1Website
Joint diseases and related surgery2687-4784Joint Diseases and Related Surgery26225156.9
Spine surgery and related research2432-261XJapanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research39979156.9Website
Advances in Orthopedic Surgery2314-8233Hindawi Limited3714456.8
Journal of foot & ankle surgery2348-280X2215856.6
Bladder2327-2120Journal of Biological Methods3910656.4
Advances in Bridge Engineering2662-5407Springer Nature5510056.4Website
Genome Announcements2169-8287American Society for Microbiology67374157556.4
Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle2190-5991Wiley12633257856Website
Malaysian orthopaedic journal1985-2533Malaysian Orthopaedic Association805181555.9Website
International journal of abdominal wall and hernia surgery2589-807810411555.8Website
JOR spine2572-1143Wiley21789055.8Website
Anatomy1308-8459Deomed Publishing27216755.5
Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports2193-6358Georg Thieme Verlag KG330127455.5
Archives of Craniofacial Surgery2287-1152Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association590137055.1
Orthopedic Reviews2035-8164PAGEPress Publications513424655Website
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London0264-3839The Royal Society118254.5
International biomechanics2333-5432Taylor & Francis7255354.2Website
JCSM rapid communications2617-1619Wiley8514654.1Website
Acta oto-laryngologica case reports2377-2484Taylor & Francis1376254Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Anatomy paper?
You can publish your Anatomy paper in the Open Access journals in this list
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access aims to provide immediate and unrestricted access to research articles while along you to also share it freely
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often articles from a journal have been referenced in other works. We get this data from OpenAlex.
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What is an APC?
Article Processing Charges (APCs) are charged to authors of scholarly articles during the publication process. APCs are used by open access journals.
What are the different Open Access types?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.