Open Access Astronomy Journals

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

Astronomy is natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects

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.

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

Open Access Astronomy Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Satellite Navigation2662-1363Springer Nature7569290.7Website
International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics2161-4717Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.423120188.7
Journal of the Korean Astronomical Society1225-4614The Korean Astronomical Society1159548188.2Website
Galaxies2075-4434MDPI AG785492988Website
Astra proceedings2199-3963Copernicus GmbH248787.5
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate2115-7251EDP Sciences479678987.1Website
Serbian Astronomical Journal1450-698XNational Library of Serbia428177986.7Website
Advances in Astronomy1687-7969Hindawi Limited367613685.8Website
The planetary science journal2632-3338American Astronomical Society509123984.5Website
Open Journal of Astrophysics2565-6120The Open Journal6297283.9Website
International journal of astrophysics and space science2376-7014Science Publishing Group9910180.8
Baltic Astronomy2543-6376Walter de Gruyter GmbH947235580.3Website
Contributions of The Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso1335-1842Central Library of the Slovak Academy of Sciences73379179
American journal of astronomy and astrophysics2376-4678Science Publishing Group9513878.9
Odessa astronomical publications1810-4215Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University36529678.6Website
Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences2093-14091107166577.9Website
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences2296-987XFrontiers Media SA799410377.7Website
Living Reviews in Solar Physics1614-4961Springer Nature921418177.2Website
American journal of space science1948-9927Science Publications214376.2
Information Bulletin on Variable Stars0374-0676Information Bulletin on Variable Stars (IBVS)356349374.7Website
Citizen science2057-4991Ubiquity Press, Ltd.169117972.8Website
Living Reviews in Relativity1433-8351Springer Nature1193799872.3Website
Journal of Gravity2314-6907Hindawi Limited3822171.1
Universe2218-1997MDPI AG1781938669.8Website
Artificial Satellites1509-3859418124569.4
Annales Geophysicae0992-7689733312657668.2Website
Journal of high energy physics, gravitation and cosmology2380-4327Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.42756368.1
International journal of astronomy2169-8848Scientific and Academic Publishing94266.7
Advances in astrophysics2415-6450Isaac Scientific Publishing Co., Ltd.909166.7
Journal of astrobiology & outreach2332-2519OMICS Publishing Group8213065.9
International journal of sustainable lighting (Online)2586-1247International Journal of Sustainable Lighting5424764.8Website
Solar-Terrestrial Physics2500-0535Infra-M Academic Publishing House416130364.7Website
Journal of Astrophysics2314-6192Hindawi Limited228363.6
Living reviews in relativity2367-3613Springer Nature45175562.2Website
Vìsnik astronomìčnoï školi1607-2855National Aviation University4329361.3Website
Вісник1728-273XTaras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv1395261.2
Positioning2150-850XScientific Research Publishing, Inc.10947060.6
Space: science & technology2692-7659AAAS00504660Website
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques1867-138139258634459.8Website
International Journal of Navigation and Observation1687-5990Hindawi Limited122184659
Earth and planetary physics2096-3955Wiley28869058.3
Clinical spectroscopy2666-0547Elsevier199757.9Website
Series on atmospheric, oceanic and planetary physics1793-14527363757.1
Journal of Space Engineering1881-736XThe Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers2516652
Science of remote sensing2666-0172Elsevier6031951.7Website
Journal of geomagnetism and geoelectricity0022-1392Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences27903410050.9
Frontiers in remote sensing2673-6187Frontiers Media SA13313350.4Website
NPJ microgravity2373-8065Springer Nature250310649.6Website
Современные проблемы дистанционного зондирования Земли из космоса2070-7401Space Research Institute RAS99782749.3
Geoscientific instrumentation, methods and data systems2193-0856324244946.9Website
Earth, Planets and Space1343-8832Springer Nature43066624046.9Website
History of Geo- and Space Sciences2190-501016537046.7Website
Geodesy and Geodynamics1674-9847Elsevier666256246.5Website
Research in geophysics2038-9655PAGEPress Publications2818146.4
Atoms2218-2004MDPI AG595266845.7Website
Journal of Oil Palm Research1511-2780Malaysian Palm Oil Board753357944.5Website
Journal of Daylighting2383-870113529243.7Website
International Journal of Spectroscopy1687-9449Hindawi Limited181169942
Gravitational and Space Research2332-7774De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.399250341.4
Advances in High Energy Physics1687-7357Hindawi Limited14821559941.1Website
Spectral analysis review2331-2092Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.226340.9
Physics international1948-9803Science Publications9229940.2
Particles2571-712XMDPI AG17263340.1Website
International Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics2167-6852Scientific and Academic Publishing18617139.8
Laser Chemistry0278-6273Hindawi Limited556437339
Remote Sensing2072-4292MDPI AG2554029696038.7Website
Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics2391-8152De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.15335838.6Website
Journal of Geodetic Science2081-9943De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.244170338.5Website
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics1680-73161569163366338.5Website
Australian Journal of Physics0004-9506CSIRO Publishing33113732538.1Website
Weather and climate dynamics2698-4016Copernicus GmbH13732137.2Website
Geosciences2163-1697Scientific and Academic Publishing1913336.8
Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves1001-9014China Science Publishing & Media Ltd.2539231536.1
Journal of astronomy and Earth sciences education2374-6246Clute Institute5317135.8
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science1546-2366San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science453377535.8Website
Physics & astronomy international journal2576-4543MedCrave Group1999035.7
International journal of high energy physics2376-7405Science Publishing Group598035.6
NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics2090-9977Taylor & Francis381179235.4Website
Earth and Space Science2333-5084Wiley1331713735.2Website
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research1757-1146Springer Nature14131350034.8Website
Open journal of earthquake research2169-9631Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.14331534.3
American journal of geoscience1948-9846Science Publications448834.1
Journal of Modern Physics2153-1196Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.2211700333.8
Magnetic resonance2699-0016Copernicus GmbH9820433.7Website
Acta Arachnologica0001-5202Arachnological Society of Japan1306278033.5
Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, Section D: Radio Propagation1060-1783National Institute of Standards and Technology338311033.4
Journal of Computational Environmental Sciences2314-8292Hindawi Limited98733.3
ChronoPhysiology and Therapy2230-2026Dove Medical Press5732733.3
Journal of spectroscopy2314-4939Hindawi Limited9610932.3Website
Earth System Science Data1866-350811162891432.1Website
Geoscience Letters2196-4092Springer Nature233202631.8Website
Journal of remote sensing2694-1589AAAS00358231.4Website
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science2197-4284Springer Nature495530931.3Website
Spectroscopy0712-4813Hindawi Limited23738130.8
Big earth data2574-5417Taylor & Francis150119430.7Website
Journal of Nepali Physical Society2392-473XNepal Journals Online1448630.6
Journal of Southern Hemisphere earth systems science2206-5865CSIRO Publishing19536130.3Website
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing1939-1404Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers62598350830.2Website
Annals of Geophysics1593-5213Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, INGV34372710229.7Website
European Physical Journal C1434-6044Springer Nature1992241841929.6Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
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.
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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