Open Access Ancient history Journals

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

Ancient history is aggregate of past events from the beginning of recorded human history to the Early Middle Ages

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This list of Ancient history OA journals will hopefully make it easier for you to have a better idea regarding where your want to publish your Ancient history manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Ancient history journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. We've made this extensive list of open access Ancient history journals so you can get a better overview of all the journals where you can publish open access.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Ancient history venue for your manuscript.

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Open Access Ancient history Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Rivista del museo egizio2611-3295Fondazione Museo Delle Antichita Egizie331378.8
The electronic journal of East and Central Asian religions2053-1079Edinburgh University Library7571.4
Starinar0350-0241National Library of Serbia30442471.4Website
Zograf0350-1361National Library of Serbia2388670.6Website
Lehahayer2082-6184Ksiegarnia Akademicka Sp. z.o.o.60568.3Website
Arheologìâ ì davnâ ìstorìâ Ukraïni2227-4952Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine2252965.3
Античная древность и средние века0320-4472Ural Federal University127660.6Website
Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana1995-848XSaint Petersburg State University5232559.7Website
Золотоордынское обозрение2308-152XSh.Marjani Institute of History of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences3303759.4Website
Documenta Praehistorica1408-967XFaculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana580333758.4Website
Nižnevolžskij arheologičeskij vestnik2587-8123Volgograd State University1611757.8Website
AmS-skrifter0800-0816Stavanger University Library39756.4
Zbornik Radova Vizantoloskog Instituta0584-9888National Library of Serbia43541655.4Website
Études et Travaux2084-6762752854.7
Археологія0235-3490National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Co. LTD Ukrinformnauka)1161654.3Website
Gephyra1309-3924Akdeniz University13910554Website
Open Archaeology2300-656028783953.7Website
Fasciculi Archaeologiae Historicae0860-0007Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences1002553
Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization1899-15481325652.3Website
Gladius0436-029XEditorial CSIC34459751.7Website
Hungarian archaeology2416-0296Hungarian Archaeology68551.5
Journal of Indo-Pacific archaeology2375-0510University of Washington Libraries4822350
Annals of radiation therapy and oncology2577-8757Remedy Publications, LLC2350
Wiener Kolloquien zur Antiken Rechtsgeschichte2518-36482450
Palaeohistoria0552-9344University of Groningen Press18750
Ukraïnsʹkij numìzmatičnij ŝorìčnik2616-6275Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi Hryhorii Skovoroda State Pedagogical University80447.5Website
Studia Ceranea2084-140XUniwersytet Lodzki (University of Lodz)32510747.4Website
Ancient Asia2042-5937Ubiquity Press, Ltd.12116147.1Website
Dubrovnik Annals1331-3878Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts2085545.7Website
Былые годы2073-9745Academic Publishing House Researcher10095045.2
Estonian Journal of Archaeology1406-2933Estonian Academy Publishers23140245Website
Поволжская археология2306-4099A.Kh. Khalikov Archaeology Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan2311445Website
Balcanica0350-7653National Library of Serbia29815644Website
Annals of the history and philosophy of biology1863-019723843.5
International Journal of Korean History1598-2041Center for Korean History33111543.5Website
Крымское историческое обозрение2313-612XSh.Marjani Institute of History of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences102343.1Website
Bulletin of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan0030-5219The Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan160024443
Acta Periodica Duellatorum2064-0404University of Bern1486742.6Website
Izvestiâ Samarskogo naučnogo centra Rossijskoj akademii nauk. Istoričeskie nauki2658-4816Samara Federal research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences126442.1
Misulsa-hag yeon-gu1225-2565Art History Association of Korea3761442
Herom2294-4273Leuven University Press517941.2
Asian Ethnology1882-6865Nanzan University29640441.2Website
Medieval Worlds2412-3196Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften19712741.1Website
Palgrave studies in comparative global history2662-796559540.7
Ordines Militares0867-2008Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika/Nicolaus Copernicus University1852540.5
Women and History1738-6691Korean Association of Women's History28914940.1
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association0156-1316University of Washington Libraries608368240.1
Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology2360-266XInstitute of Archaeology and Art History1491239.6Website
Folia Historica Cracoviensia0867-8294Pontifical Universtiy of John Paul II in Krakow4799639.5Website
Advances in archaeomaterials2667-1360Elsevier18938.9Website
Problemy istorii, filologii, kulʹtury1992-0431Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University5012538.9
Journal of Malay Islamic Studies2580-4723State Islamic University of Raden Fatah Palembang31438.7
International journal of archaeology2330-7595608038.3
Essays in Medieval Studies1043-221317942038
Open journal of archaeometry2038-1948PAGEPress Publications5820237.9
SHEDET2536-9954Egypts Presidential Specialized Council for Education and Scientific Research127437.8Website
ISTRAŽIVANJA, Јournal of Historical Researches0350-2112Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad2692137.2Website
Tractus aevorum2312-3044Belgorod National Research University1051037.1Website
Journal of mosaic research1309-047XJournal of Mosaic Research1342636.6Website
Вестник археологии, антропологии и этнографии1811-746546817536.5Website
Historical Review1790-3572National Documentation Centre (EKT)8281236.5Website
Jurnal Panalungtik2621-928XBalai Arkeologi Jawa Barat222236.4
Journal of Jesuit Studies2214-1324Brill88519735.7Website
Archivo Espanol De Arqueologia0066-6742Editorial CSIC870241335.7Website
Studia z Dziejów Średniowiecza2084-4492Uniwersytet Gdanski60535
Aktualʹnye problemy teorii i istorii iskusstva2312-2129Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art235734.9
Vestnik Rossijskogo universiteta družby narodov2312-8127Peoples' Friendship University of Russia2072034.8Website
Археологические вести1817-6976Institute for the History of Material Culture Russian Academy of Science368734
Историческая этнология2587-9286Sh.Marjani Institute of History of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences150734Website
Vestnik Volgogradskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta. Seriâ 4. Istoriâ, Regionovedenie, Meždunarodnye Otnošeniâ1998-9938Volgograd State University11908634Website
Seoyang go'dae'sa yeon'gu1229-4837The Korean Association for the Western Ancient History and Culture3091033.7
Journal of Archaeology (Online)2090-407XHindawi Limited126933.3
Archaeological discovery2331-1959Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.12028133.3
Isimu1575-3492Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid57533.3
Erga / Logoi2280-9678Led Edizioni Universitarie1313632.8Website
Eurasiatica2610-88791411032.6
Entangled religions2363-6696Universitatsbibliothek der Ruhr-Universitat Bochum1793832.4Website
Studia orientalia electronica2323-5209Studia Orientalia Electronica681432.4Website
Konštantínove listy1337-8740Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra2225332.4
Gunsa1598-317XMilitary History Institute, MND525532.4
Viking0332-608XUniversity of Oslo Library962332.3Website
Journal of Indian Ocean world studies2561-3111McGill University Library and Archives594132.2Website
Л.Н. Гумилев атындағы Еуразия ұлттық университетінің хабаршысы2616-7255L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University190532.1
Baegje munhwa1598-2963The Institute of Paekche Culture, Kongju National University2191832
New Middle Eastern studies2051-0861University of Leicester11314831.9
Byzantina Symmeikta1791-4884National Documentation Centre (EKT)60519331.9Website
Vicino Oriente0393-03001294731.8
Проблемы археологии, этнографии, антропологии Сибири и сопредельных территорий2227-6548Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS3653531.8
Orientalistica2618-7043Institute of Oriental Studies Russian Academy of Sciences2307230.9
Dotawo2373-2571eScholarship Publishing6813530.9Website
Imago Temporis: Medium Aevum1888-3931Universitat de Lleida3177130.9Website
Serie 2. Atti delle “settimane di studi” e altri convegni2704-5668392030.8
Przegląd Archeologiczny0079-7138Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences913630.8Website
Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies1598-2661Duke University Press24516730.6
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica - Natural Sciences in Archaeology1804-848XArcheologicke Centrum Olomouc21441130.4Website
Theoretical Roman archaeology journal2515-2289Open Library of Humanities38980330.3Website
Science and technology of archaeological research2054-8923Taylor & Francis12274830.3Website
Orientalia Christiana Cracoviensia2081-1330Pontifical Universtiy of John Paul II in Krakow861430.2
Orient0473-3851The Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan43448930.2
Athens journal of history2407-9677Athens Institute for Education and Research ATINER1534530.1Website
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