Open Access Anthropology Journals

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

Anthropology is science of humanity

Open Access journals publish papers that are free to the reader to download. OA papers have undergone peer review and are not more or less stringent than papers in closed journals — the main difference is in the business model.

Hopefully this list of Anthropology Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Anthropology manuscript.
We have thousands of high-impact factor Anthropology journals in our list.Instead of displaying the most commonly known Anthropology journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Anthropology journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Anthropology 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 Anthropology journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Anthropology OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Anthropology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Social Communication2299-5382Walter de Gruyter GmbH8013693.8
Ethnologia Actualis1339-78341004488
The qualitative report2160-3715Nova Southeastern University48112870.7Website
International Journal of Anthropology and Ethnology2366-1003Springer Nature677468.7Website
Nepalese Journal of Qualitative Research Methods2071-3258Nepal Journals Online63766.7
International journal of qualitative methods1609-4069SAGE44789164Website
Journal of participatory research methods2688-0261University of Cincinnati - Office of Innovation and Community Engagement332960.6
Global qualitative nursing research2333-3936SAGE239181259.8Website
Motivational interviewing2160-584XUniversity Library System, University of Pittsburgh397056.4
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health2667-3215Elsevier1414152.5Website
Commoning ethnography2537-9879Victoria University of Wellington Library251052
The journal for undergraduate ethnography2369-8721Dalhousie Libraries1334651.9Website
International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Education2715-4572IAIN Palu39951.3
Journal of social inclusion1836-8808School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University18459751.1Website
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being1748-2623Taylor & Francis11211312050.7Website
American journal of qualitative research2576-2141Modestum Limited9729149.5
Social Inclusion2183-2803Cogitatio828436548.1Website
Child studies in diverse contexts2233-890XKorean Association of Child Studies255748
Religion and Gender1878-5417Brill43853747.3
African Journal of Disability2223-9170AOSIS317196046.7Website
Journal of ethnic and cultural studies2149-1291Modestum Limited22661945.6
Studies in engineering education2690-5450Virginia Tech Libraries334745.5Website
Journal committed to social change on race and ethnicity2642-2387University of Oklahoma Libraries9311145.2Website
The Open Sociology Journal1874-9461Bentham Science91344.4
Intercultural communication education2209-1041Castledown Publishers589343.1
Journal of Business Anthropology2245-4217Copenhagen Business School21643743.1Website
Journal of research in interprofessional practice and education1916-7342CISP Journal Services14475442.4
Qualitative studies1903-7031Aarhus University Library7262641.7Website
Qualitative sociology review1733-8077Uniwersytet Lodzki (University of Lodz)715139241.7Website
Methodological innovations2059-7991SAGE699540.6Website
Journal of virtual exchange2647-4832University of Groningen Press373440.5Website
JMIR nursing2562-7600JMIR Publications Inc.6215340.3Website
International Journal of Multicultural Education1934-5267Eastern University464217639.9Website
Advances in Library and Information Science (Online)2090-40967155939.4
Annals of applied sport science2322-4479Armenian Green Publishing Co.1042539.4Website
Journal of participatory medicine2152-7202JMIR Publications Inc.6617339.4Website
Research Involvement and Engagement2056-7529Springer Nature368362339.4Website
Ethnobiology Letters2159-8126Society of Ethnobiology41195539.4Website
Journal of Ethnic Foods2352-6181Springer Nature310302039Website
International health trends and perspectives2563-9269Ryerson University Library and Archives36938.9Website
Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement1836-3393University of Technology, Sydney19377138.9Website
Methods in psychology2590-2601Elsevier6712738.8Website
Diversity and equality in health and care2049-5471Scitechnol Biosoft Pvt. Ltd (OMICS)634185238.8
Journal of international students2162-3104STAR Scholars Network30432538.5Website
Health Expectations1369-6513Wiley23564745638.3Website
Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology1809-4341SciELO43548838.2Website
Comparative Migration Studies2214-594XSpringer Nature319265937.9Website
Genealogy2313-5778MDPI AG44246437.8Website
Australian Journal of Clinical Education2207-4791Bond University69937.7Website
Qualitative Research in Education2014-6418Hipatia Press17542937.7Website
Teaching and learning in communication sciences and disorders2689-6443Illinois State University40937.5Website
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal2377-9160Association of Mexican American Educators Journal31764737.5
Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology1994-2664Nepal Journals Online18240837.4Website
Anthropology In Action0967-201XBerghahn Books442113737.3Website
Etnosia : jurnal etnografi Indonesia2527-9319Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Hasanuddin1103537.3Website
African Anthropologist1024-0969African Journals Online15439236.4Website
Journal of education (Durban)0259-479XAcademy of Science of South Africa66836.4Website
International journal of nursing studies advances2666-142XElsevier8630936Website
Etnografia2392-0971Uniwersytet Gdanski1001736
Conjunctions2246-3755De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.281635.7
Electronic journal of business research methods1477-7029Academic Conferences International Ltd311435.5
Englishes in practice2049-7156De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.1739635.3
Online Readings in Psychology and Culture2307-0919Grand Valley State University Libraries134594335.1
Journal of migration and health2666-6235Elsevier12429534.7Website
Journal of culture and values in education2590-342XOpenEd Network8411134.5Website
Social science protocols2516-8053Language and Psychoanalysis733234.2
Near east university online journal of education2651-3099Near East University622133.9
Critical romani studies /2560-3019Critical Romani Studies625833.9Website
Teaching & learning anthropology journal2641-4260eScholarship Publishing65833.8
Collaborations2638-4396University of Miami713233.8Website
BMC Palliative Care1472-684XSpringer Nature12831790833.8Website
Anthropological Journal of European Cultures1755-2923Berghahn Books31967133.5Website
Journal of athropology reports2684-1304Longdom Group151033.3
Stigma research and action2210-5174VU E-Publishing2755033.3
International journal of applied psychology2168-502932033.3
European journal of sociology and anthropology2468-4910Lectito BV121233.3
SpringerBriefs in anthropology2195-08149912133.3
International journal of men's social and community health2561-9179Dougmar Publishing Group, Inc.457333.3Website
International journal of practice-based learning in health and social care2051-6223Coventry University, Lanchester Library16536033.3
European journal of health communication2673-5903University of Zurich, IKMZ – Department of Communication and Media Research271333.3Website
BMC Nursing1472-6955Springer Nature11661318133.2Website
Implementation science communications2662-2211Springer Nature32773933Website
Journal of childhood, education & society2717-638XJournal of Childhood, Education and Society614132.8Website
Traditiones0352-0447The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti (ZRC SAZU)64340332.3
The International journal of information, diversity, & inclusion2574-3430University of Toronto Libraries - UOTL1847532.1Website
Health Services and Delivery Research2050-4349National Institute for Health Research352463532.1Website
UMT education review2616-9738University of Management and Technology501032Website
Greenwich social work review2633-4313Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich251332
Le foucaldien2515-2076Open Library of Humanities728831.9Website
European journal of counselling psychology2195-7614The European Association of Counselling Psychology9141131.9Website
JMIR pediatrics and parenting2561-6722JMIR Publications Inc.23694531.8Website
Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement2153-8999Purdue University (bepress)22329031.8Website
Вестник антропологии2311-0546Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology RAS3102331.6
Journal of research in obesity2333-3707IBIMA Publishing193331.6
Journal of Comparative Social Work0809-9936Stavanger University Library25467131.5Website
Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education1691-6301De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.517931.4
Journal of curriculum studies research2690-2788OpenEd Network514931.4Website
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae2069-7449161631.3Website
JMIR aging2561-7605JMIR Publications Inc.208116431.3Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access (OA) is a set of principles and practices through which research is freely distributed online
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
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