Open Access Astrophysics Journals

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

Astrophysics is branch of astronomy

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

Open Access Astrophysics Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
American journal of genetics2637-4757eSciPub LLC10100
Timely interventions2160-5777University Library System, University of Pittsburgh14100
Ophthalmology & eye care2639-9296Annex Publishers, LLC10100
Han'gug u'ju gwahag hoeji1225-052XThe Korean Space Science Society20100
Astronomy studies development2038-9612PAGEPress Publications135100
Astronomy theory observations and methods2652-6719Our Solar Siblings144100
International journal of biomedical engineering research2637-6563eSciPub LLC10100
Journal of computer networks2372-475710100
International Journal of Algebra and Statistics2314-454810100
ScienceOpen astronomy & astrophysics2197-3504ScienceOpen10100
ISRN Astronomy and Astrophysics (Print)2090-4738Hindawi (International Scholarly Research Network)20100
Naukovij vìsnik Donbasu2310-2187State Institution Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University20100
Journal of the Korean Astronomical Society1225-4614The Korean Astronomical Society1159548189Website
Galaxies2075-4434MDPI AG785492987.3Website
Astra proceedings2199-3963Copernicus GmbH248783.3
International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics2161-4717Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.423120183.2
Open Journal of Astrophysics2565-6120The Open Journal6297282.3Website
Open European Journal on Variable Stars1801-5964Masaryk University Press27281.5
Information Bulletin on Variable Stars0374-0676Information Bulletin on Variable Stars (IBVS)356349380.6Website
Serbian Astronomical Journal1450-698XNational Library of Serbia428177979.7Website
International journal of astronomy2169-8848Scientific and Academic Publishing94277.8
Advances in Astronomy1687-7969Hindawi Limited367613677.7Website
Atlantis studies in astroparticle physics and cosmology1879-6923171576.5
Baltic Astronomy2543-6376Walter de Gruyter GmbH947235575.8Website
Contributions of The Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso1335-1842Central Library of the Slovak Academy of Sciences73379175
The Open astronomy journal1874-3811Bentham Science4075
Living Reviews in Solar Physics1614-4961Springer Nature921418171.7Website
Odessa astronomical publications1810-4215Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University36529671Website
Living Reviews in Relativity1433-8351Springer Nature1193799868.1Website
American journal of space science1948-9927Science Publications214366.7
Il Colle di Galileo2281-7727Firenze University Press3066.7
American journal of astronomy and astrophysics2376-4678Science Publishing Group9513866.3
Journal of Gravity2314-6907Hindawi Limited3822165.8
Revista mexicana de astronomía y astrofísica. Serie de conferencias1405-2059Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico791963.3
Universe2218-1997MDPI AG1781938663.1Website
International journal of cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics2641-886XMadridge Publishers, LLC341861.8
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences2296-987XFrontiers Media SA799410361.8Website
Advances in astrophysics2415-6450Isaac Scientific Publishing Co., Ltd.909160
Living reviews in relativity2367-3613Springer Nature45175560Website
Journal of Astrophysics2314-6192Hindawi Limited228359.1
Journal of high energy physics, gravitation and cosmology2380-4327Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.42756357.8
International journal of astrophysics and space science2376-7014Science Publishing Group9910154.5
Вісник1728-273XTaras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv1395254
The planetary science journal2632-3338American Astronomical Society509123952.3Website
Space science international2524-2253Science Publications2250
Research in plant sciences2333-8512Science and Education Publishing Co., Ltd.2050
Annals of medicine and surgery2515-8872IJS Press2050
Journal of performance magic2051-6037University of Huddersfield Press311048.4
Physical interpretations of relativity theory2309-7604Bauman Moscow State Technical University55247.3
Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences2093-14091107166545.9Website
Vìsnik astronomìčnoï školi1607-2855National Aviation University4329345.1Website
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate2115-7251EDP Sciences479678942.8Website
Theoretical physics, astrophysics & cosmology1819-9135Centre for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics44340.9
Particles2571-712XMDPI AG17263340.7Website
Journal of astrobiology & outreach2332-2519OMICS Publishing Group8213039
Advances in High Energy Physics1687-7357Hindawi Limited14821559936.7Website
Physics international1948-9803Science Publications9229935.9
Transactions on comparative education2523-5818Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.3033.3
The Open anthropology journal1874-9127Bentham Science61433.3
Journal of clinical cardiology and cardiovascular therapy2633-7916Medical Press Open Access3433.3
International journal of service science and management2637-8833eSciPub LLC3133.3
Advances in theoretical and applied mathematics0973-4554Research India Publications3033.3
Journal of laboratory chemical education2331-7469Scientific and Academic Publishing61033.3
International journal of high energy physics2376-7405Science Publishing Group598032.2
International journal of sustainable lighting (Online)2586-1247International Journal of Sustainable Lighting5424731.5Website
Physics & astronomy international journal2576-4543MedCrave Group1999031.2
International Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics2167-6852Scientific and Academic Publishing18617129.6
Lifespans & styles2057-1720Edinburgh University Library762728.9Website
The himalayan physics2542-2545Nepal Journals Online21228.6
Australian Journal of Physics0004-9506CSIRO Publishing33113732528.5Website
Letters in high energy physics2632-2714Andromeda Publishing and Education Services5311528.3Website
Solar-Terrestrial Physics2500-0535Infra-M Academic Publishing House416130328.1Website
Toronto working papers in linguistics1718-3510University of Toronto Libraries - UOTL291227.6
European Physical Journal C1434-6044Springer Nature1992241841927.3Website
International journal of physics and astronomy2372-482XAmerican Research Institute for Policy Development11127.3
Radiostroenie2587-926XJSC Radio Engineering Corporation - Vega11427.3
Journal of particle physics2522-3615Isaac Scientific Publishing Co., Ltd.15226.7
International journal of physics research and applications2766-2748Heighten Science Publications Corporation15126.7
Journal of advances in physics2347-3487CIRWORLD69326.1
Progress of theoretical and experimental physics2050-3911Oxford University Press474312425.7Website
SciPost physics lecture notes2590-1990Stichting SciPost5952025.4Website
International journal of physics2333-4568Science and Education Publishing Co., Ltd.402125
Research in geophysics2038-9655PAGEPress Publications2818125
Annals of mathematics and physics2689-7636Peertechz Publications Private Limited32225
Illiesia1854-0392Illiesia, International Journal for Stonefly Research4625
American journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery2640-6640Remedy Publications, LLC8225
Journal of Modern Physics2153-1196Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.2211700325
Advances in theoretical & computational physics2639-0108Opast Group LLC166524.1
International journal of modern physics.2010-1945World Scientific2315454223.5
AAPPS bulletin0218-2203Springer Nature5113523.5Website
Earth and planetary sciences2664-0090SGEM World Science17423.5
International journal of innovative research & growth2455-1848International Journal of Innovative Research and Growth961122.9
Earth and planetary physics2096-3955Wiley28869022.9
Radio physics and radio astronomy1027-9636National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Co. LTD Ukrinformnauka)752122.7Website
Annales Geophysicae0992-7689733312657622.4Website
European journal of applied physic2684-4451European Open Access Publishing (Europa Publishing)1173122.2
Universal journal of physics and application2331-6543Horizon Research Publishing Co., Ltd.9322.2
X-ray Optics and Instrumentation1687-7632Hindawi Limited2738622.2
Proceedings of the ... annual Wisconsin Space Conference2374-8877Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium2613721.8
Theoretical physics2519-9625Isaac Scientific Publishing Co., Ltd.663321.2
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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.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations represent the times that works have cited papers under this journal. In our case, we obtain this data from OpenAlex, an open catalog of scholarly papers. It's hard to say how accurate it is but it can give you a general idea on how prestigious the journal is. The more work that have cited it, the better.
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What is an APC?
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What are the different Open Access types?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.