Open Access Archaeology Journals

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

Archaeology is study of human past through material culture

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 Archaeology Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Archaeology manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Archaeology 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 Archaeology journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Archaeology journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Archaeology 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 Archaeology journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Archaeology OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Archaeology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Journal of Wetland Archaeology1473-2971Taylor & Francis17560197.7Website
Built Heritage2096-3041Springer Nature15615396.2Website
Open Archaeology2300-656028783988.5Website
Documenta Praehistorica1408-967XFaculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana580333787.1Website
Geojournal of Tourism and Geosites2065-0817Asociatia de Geografie74895087Website
Journal of Cave and Karst Studies1090-6924National Speleological Society316278586.4
Indonesian Journal of Islam and Muslim Societies2089-1490IAIN Salatiga15718686Website
Journal of Indo-Pacific archaeology2375-0510University of Washington Libraries4822385.4
Agriculture & food security2048-7010Springer Nature10715885Website
Acta Carsologica0583-6050The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti (ZRC SAZU)748438684.8
African East-Asian Affairs2308-8699Stellenbosch University - African East Asian Affairs, The China Monitor12614684.1
Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism2141-6575Academic Journals6229783.9
Journal of Current Chinese Affairs1868-1026SAGE361273083.7Website
Czech Journal of Tourism: Journal of Masaryk University1805-3580De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.6751683.6
Agricultural and Food Economics2193-7532Springer Nature239226883.3Website
Journal of open archaeology data2049-1565Ubiquity Press, Ltd.5813982.8Website
Present Pasts1759-2941Ubiquity Press, Ltd.6224782.3
Journal of tourism futures2055-5911Emerald (MCB UP)348243679.9Website
Journal of Indonesian Islam1978-6301State Islamic University (UIN) of Sunan, Ampel26447279.9Website
South African Journal of Agricultural Extension0301-603X402118079.4Website
International journal of geoheritage and parks2577-4441Elsevier12640178.6Website
The American journal of Islamic social sciences0887-7653International Institute of Islamic Thought842125378.6
Quaternary2571-550XMDPI AG17771378.5Website
Journal of terrorism research2049-7040University of St. Andrews Library14966778.5Website
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association0156-1316University of Washington Libraries608368278.5
Journal of Lithic Studies2055-0472Edinburgh University Library34364478.4Website
China quarterly of international strategic studies2377-740021038178.1Website
ICAME Journal0801-577515176276.8
Heritage2571-9408MDPI AG637136476.6Website
Architectural Histories2050-5833Ubiquity Press, Ltd.22419676.3Website
Studia Islamika0215-0492Studia Islamika, Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta64676575.5
Public History Review1037-985116624974.7
Islamic Economic Studies1319-1616TechKnowledge General Trading LLC252269674.6Website
Ancient Asia2042-5937Ubiquity Press, Ltd.12116174.4Website
IZA Journal of Migration2193-9039Springer Nature117164574.4Website
Geochronometria1733-8387De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.537654174.3
Open journal of archaeometry2038-1948PAGEPress Publications5820274.1
Tourism1332-7461Institute for Tourism27885674.1
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance1836-0394University of Technology, Sydney30080174Website
Journal of Indonesian Tourism and Development Studies2338-1647Brawijaya University22018473.6Website
International Journal of Coal Science & Technology2095-8293Springer Nature499443873.5Website
Open quaternary2055-298XUbiquity Press, Ltd.7537873.3Website
Enlightening Tourism: A Pathmaking Journal2174-548XUniversidad de Huelva - UHU.pdf14816373Website
International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development2159-5852ScopeMed44939372.8Website
Turizam1450-6661Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science20552872.7Website
Archaeological discovery2331-1959Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.12028172.5
Organic Farming2297-6485Librello3612872.2Website
The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development2152-0801Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems1070423172.1Website
Collective dynamics2366-8539Forschungszentrum Julich, Zentralbibliotek13533571.9Website
Journal of food security2372-01074912671.4
Athens Journal of Tourism2241-8148Athens Institute for Education and Research ATINER15328971.2
Journal of Flood Risk Management1753-318XWiley9731168570.7Website
RILEM technical letters2518-0231Rilem Publications SARL132168570.5Website
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica - Natural Sciences in Archaeology1804-848XArcheologicke Centrum Olomouc21441170.1Website
The Journal of Chinese Sociology2198-2635Springer Nature16758970.1Website
Starinar0350-0241National Library of Serbia30442470.1Website
The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review1096-7508Wageningen Academic Publishers10651098569.7Website
Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance2460-6618Bank Indonesia, Central Banking Research Department22125369.2Website
Land2073-445XMDPI AG37421573569.1Website
China CDC weekly2096-7071Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention675287369
American journal of Islam and society2690-3733International Institute of Islamic Thought2193145668.5Website
Global media and China2059-4372SAGE22158168.3Website
Journal of Islamic business and management2075-6291TechKnowledge General Trading LLC20922567.9
International hospitality review2516-8142Emerald (MCB UP)10119867.3Website
Chinese studies2168-5428Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.19519567.2
Science and technology of archaeological research2054-8923Taylor & Francis12274867.2Website
Вестник археологии, антропологии и этнографии1811-746546817567.1Website
Comparative Migration Studies2214-594XSpringer Nature319265967.1Website
European Countryside1803-8417De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.385187567Website
Journal of migration and health2666-6235Elsevier12429566.9Website
Enquiry2329-9339Enquiry: The ARCC Journal of Arch Research12722566.9Website
Journal of computer applications in archaeology2514-8362Ubiquity Press, Ltd.6033966.7Website
Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees0229-5113York University Libraries1334518266.6Website
Trabajos De Prehistoria0082-5638Editorial CSIC1112737566.5Website
Journal of development and agricultural economics2006-9774Academic Journals544310366.4
Subterranean biology1768-1448Pensoft Publishers25893965.9Website
Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa em Turismo1982-6125ANPTUR - Associacao Nacional de Pesquisa e Pos Graducao em Turismo57885665.9Website
Journal of Athletic Training1062-6050Journal of Athletic Training/NATA31329189565.9
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology1062-4740Ubiquity Press, Ltd.60756465.9Website
Estonian Journal of Archaeology1406-2933Estonian Academy Publishers23140265.8Website
Studies in Agricultural Economics1418-2106NAIK Research Institute of Agricultural Economics429128265.5Website
Ekonomika Poljoprivrede (1979)0352-3462Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science969155165.3Website
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training2197-8646Uni Bremen Campus GmbH15060065.3Website
Journal of contemporary East Asia studies2476-1028Taylor & Francis14339565Website
Geoturystyka1731-0830AGH University of Science and Technology Press13916964.7
Pneumonia2200-6133Springer Nature11399464.6Website
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations1930-3777Boston College University Libraries48425964.5Website
Archaeology international1463-1725UCL Press31718164.4Website
museum and society1479-8360University of Leicester498243564.3Website
Asian journal of behavioural studies2398-4295e-IPH Ltd.19717963.5
Climate of The Past1814-932417135056463.2Website
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology0965-9315UCL Press798103663Website
Journal of long-term care2516-9122LSE Press8114563Website
City, Territory and Architecture2195-2701Springer Nature16762362.9Website
Mенаџмент у хотелијерству и туризму2620-0279Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science8318862.7Website
Cuadernos de Turismo1139-7861Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad e Murcia977324962.7Website
ISRA international journal of Islamic finance0128-1976Emerald (MCB UP)21160962.6Website
Island studies journal1715-2593Institute of Island Studies18961962.4Website
Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics1335-257118126462.4
New Middle Eastern studies2051-0861University of Leicester11314861.9
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