Open Access Art history Journals

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

Art history is academic study of objects of art in their historical development

All articles published in Open Access journals have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

Hopefully this list of Art history Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Art history manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Art history journals that may be relevant to your field of study. In any case, we've also included other journals that may also offer more affordable publishing fees.Instead of displaying the most commonly known Art history journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Art history journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Art history 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.

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Open Access Art history Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Zograf0350-1361National Library of Serbia2388681.9Website
Journal of Jazz Studies2158-1401Rutgers University Libraries635969.8Website
The European Journal of Life Writing2211-243XUniversity of Groningen Press33012163Website
Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net1916-1441Consortium Erudit45518262
Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia0065-0900University of Oslo Library182661.1Website
Current Musicology0011-3735105583159.1Website
CAA.reviews1543-950XTaylor & Francis466857.9Website
Aktualʹnye problemy teorii i istorii iskusstva2312-2129Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art235757.9
Carl Nielsen studies1603-3663Aarhus University Library73657.5
CINEJ Cinema Journal2158-8724University Library System, University of Pittsburgh2489655.2Website
Arts2076-0752MDPI AG2627153.4Website
Film Criticism0163-506953860952.8Website
Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland1649-7341Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI)1336952.6
Alphaville2009-4078University College Cork42512152.2Website
Iskusstvo Evrazii2518-7767Iskusstvo Evrazii4661551.9Website
Smithsonian contributions to museum conservation1949-2359Smithsonian Institution103650
RACAR, revue d'art canadienne, Canadian art review0315-9906Consortium Erudit122329649.8
Explorations in Sights and Sounds0733-3323102919349.5
Musicology Today1734-1663De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.1775749.2Website
Canadian University Music Review0710-0353Consortium Erudit64141549.1
Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta2221-3007Saint Petersburg State University2082249
Dom Burganova. Prostranstvo kulʹtury2071-6818Science and Art1481948.6
Kinema1192-6252University of Waterloo49011748.4
Contemporaneity2153-5914University Library System, University of Pittsburgh1305247.7Website
Aniki: Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento2183-1750Associacao de Investigadores da Imagem em Movimento3223947.2Website
The international journal of James Bond studies2514-2178Fincham Press51647.1Website
Panoptikum1730-7775Uniwersytet Gdanski98746.9
Liquid blackness2692-3874Duke University Press302746.7Website
Authorship2034-4643Ghent University1084745.4Website
Artikulʹt2227-6165Russian State University for the Humanities2621344.7
museum and society1479-8360University of Leicester498243544.4Website
Baltic Journal of Art History1736-8812University of Tartu1853344.3
Film education journal2515-7086UCL Press677143.3Website
Cahiers Victoriens & Edouardiens0220-5610OpenEdition98519041.7Website
Musicological Annual0580-373XFaculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana102914941Website
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society0080-4606The Royal Society1815321340.7Website
British Art Studies2058-5462Paul Mellon Centre for Studies In British Art2912740.5Website
Architectural Histories2050-5833Ubiquity Press, Ltd.22419640.2Website
Film-Philosophy1466-4615Edinburgh University Press1267103139.9Website
Nineteenth-century art worldwide1543-1002Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide2521139.7Website
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture2000-4214Taylor & Francis23577238.7Website
Journal of Lusophone Studies2469-4800American Portuguese Studies Association3288938.4Website
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae: Film and Media Studies2065-592419617838.3
AM2217-9666AM Journal of Art and Media Studies1524138.2Website
Nota bene1920-89791032037.9
Studies in Gothic fiction2156-2407Cardiff University Press27937
Kotare - New Zealand notes & queries1174-6955Victoria University of Wellington Library16120936.6
Text Matters2083-2931Uniwersytet Lodzki (University of Lodz)25210336.5Website
Le Simplegadi1824-5226Associazione Laureati/E In Lingue All2932036.5Website
Museum worlds2049-6729Berghahn Books14619736.3Website
Misulsa-hag yeon-gu1225-2565Art History Association of Korea3761435.1
Transatlantica : Revue d'Études Américaines1765-2766OpenEdition141124634.3Website
Rebeca2316-9230REBECA - Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Cinema e Audiovisual3902534.1Website
International journal of art and art history2374-233XAmerican Research Institute for Policy Development832633.7
European Journal of American Studies1991-9336OpenEdition88461433.5Website
Music Theory Online1067-3040Society for Music Theory1039242333.4Website
The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries0036-0473Rutgers University Libraries65524633.4
The Rijksmuseum bulletin1877-8127Rijksmuseum Amsterdam2761033.3Website
Islamika Indonesiana: Indonesian Journal of Contemporer2355-6242Sunan Gunung Djati State Islamic University of Bandung91233.3
Journal of European Periodical Studies2506-6587Ghent University1607033.1Website
Open arts journal2050-3679The Open University1142532.5Website
James Baldwin Review2056-9203Manchester University Press931632.3Website
Transnational Literature1836-4845Ubitech Solutions Pvt Ltd4968031.9Website
Museum Anthropology Review1938-5145IUScholarWorks39925431.8Website
Dada surrealism0084-9537University of Iowa79831.6
Hungarian Cultural Studies2471-965XUniversity Library System, University of Pittsburgh4378031.6Website
Modos2526-2963Universidade Estadual de Campinas2971631.3
Etudes britanniques contemporaines1168-4917OpenEdition57610331.3Website
Zbornik Radova Akademije Umetnosti2334-8666Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science1251631.2Website
European journal of musicology2504-1916University of Bern1001331
Mutual images2496-1868Mutual Images1001331
The Canadian review of art education2290-3747McGill University Library and Archives58631
Muzikologija1450-9814National Library of Serbia37018330.8Website
Etudes lawrenciennes0994-5490OpenEdition185730.8Website
Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis0867-7441Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego176830.7
Imago2171-0147Universitat de Valencia1441330.6
Проблемы музыкальной науки1997-0854Scholarly-Methodical Center Innovative Art Studies5533830.6
International journal of music and performing arts2374-2690American Research Institute for Policy Development23630.4
Rivista del museo egizio2611-3295Fondazione Museo Delle Antichita Egizie331330.3
Acta Universitatis Nicolai Copernici0208-533XUniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika/Nicolaus Copernicus University2083030.3Website
New readings1359-7485Cardiff University Press1235630.1
Contemporary Film Studies1975-5082Contemporary Film Research Institute4021230.1
Musical offerings2167-3799Centennial Library1003830Website
Literatura dvuh Amerik2541-7894А. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences2102030Website
Anuario Musical0211-3538Editorial CSIC3828729.8Website
Revue LISA1762-6153OpenEdition78020029.7Website
Meno istorija ir kritika1822-4555Walter de Gruyter GmbH681029.4
Research data journal for the humanities and social sciences2452-3666Brill17929.4
The journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society1475-1674UCL Press2331829.2Website
The comics grid2048-0792Open Library of Humanities14515629Website
Necsus. European Journal of Media Studies2213-021734634328.9Website
Aboriginal History0314-8769ANU Press1219243828.8
Estudios ingleses de la Universidad Complutense1133-0392Universidad Complutense de Madrid211828.6
VLC arquitectura2341-2747Universitat Politecnica de Valencia1263428.6Website
Tekst ì obraz: aktualʹnì problemi ìstorìï mistectv2519-4801Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv105728.6Website
C21 literature2045-5216461028.3
Estetika0014-1291Helsinki University Press1957028.2
Studia Historiae Scientiarum2451-3202Uniwersytet Jagiellonski – Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego14619328.1Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access is the free online access of research articles coupled with the rights to use and distribute these articles fully in the digital environment.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
In the table above, relevance is used to determine the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100.
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