Open Access Arctic Journals

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

Arctic is polar region on the Earth's northern hemisphere

A journal article is 'open access' when there are no financial, legal or technical barriers to accessing it - that is to say when anyone can read, download, distribute, print, and search it.

Our team made this list of Arctic Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Arctic manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Arctic journals that might be relevant to your field of study.Rather than displaying just the most relevant Arctic journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Arctic journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Arctic 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 Arctic journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Arctic OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Arctic Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Arctic science2368-7460Canadian Science Publishing263141371.1Website
ASLO web lectures2157-2933American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.31066.7
Arktika. Èkologiâ i èkonomika2223-4594IBRAE RAN27623857.6Website
Arktika i Sever2221-2698M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University39531854.9Website
The Cryosphere1994-041622716587642.1Website
Arctic0004-0843The Arctic Institute of North America48775258239.9
Polar Research0800-0395Norwegian Polar Institute22352823034Website
Arctic review on law and politics1891-6252452628.9Website
Polish Polar Research0138-0338De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.840817828.5Website
Annals of Glaciology0260-3055Cambridge University Press56059266126.8Website
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research1523-0430Taylor & Francis18863683523.9Website
Czech polar reports1805-0689Masaryk University Press23971820.5
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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?
It refers to the strength of association between this journal being listed and the concept, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Research In Mechanical Engineering has a relevance of “0” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has no relevance to the field of Computer Science.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations demonstrate how frequently publications from this journal are cited in other papers. We obtain this information via OpenAlex. Although the accuracy is questionable, it might nevertheless aid you in gaining an understanding of how prestigious a publication is overall.
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How can I publish my paper on
Our aim at is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
In some cases, articles published in journals are made open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made usually made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services provided.
What are the different Open Access types?
Although there are Gold, Green, Hybrid, Bronze, Diamond, and Black Open Access licenses, here are the most common ones: Full Gold Open Access: article is freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Hybrid Open Access: refers to a publishing model in which subscription-based journals allow authors to make individual articles gold open access immediately on payment of an article publication charge. Green Open Access: refers to the possibility to make subscription-based journal articles open access by uploading the peer-reviewed and accepted author manuscript to an institutional repository (such as DiVA)