Open Access Biodiversity Journals

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

Biodiversity is degree of variation of life forms

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.

Hopefully this list of Biodiversity Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Biodiversity manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Biodiversity journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Instead of displaying the most commonly known Biodiversity journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Biodiversity journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Biodiversity 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 Biodiversity journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Biodiversity OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Biodiversity Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
ISRN Biodiversity2314-6257Hindawi Limited10100
Ornithological observations2219-0341University of Cape Town14064.3
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine1746-4269Springer Nature10353894259.3Website
Research and reports in biodiversity studies2230-2484Dove Medical Press129158.3
Research journal of soil and water management2075-1095Medwell Publications2050
Environmental DNA2637-4943Wiley331223349.8Website
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation2530-0644Elsevier242190247.1Website
Plant sociology2280-1855Pensoft Publishers389442.1Website
Metabarcoding and Metagenomics2534-9708Pensoft Publishers7965141.8Website
International journal of biodiversity2314-4149Hindawi Limited7565436
Biodiversity Informatics1546-9735The University of Kansas92313434.8
Conservation Letters1755-263XWiley11844367233.8Website
Diversity and Distributions1366-9516Wiley283011199633Website
Pastoralism2041-7136Springer Nature8512732.9Website
ARPHA Conference Abstracts2603-3925Pensoft Publishers5695231.3
Journal of biodiversity0976-6901Kamla Raj Enterprises8535130.6
International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystems Services & Management2151-3732Taylor & Francis296576128.7Website
Conservation science2091-2293Nepal Journals Online194626.3
Biodiversity Data Journal1314-2828Pensoft Publishers1312461525.9Website
Environmental Evidence2047-2382Springer Nature316467025.9Website
International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation2141-243XAcademic Journals660355625.3
Dataset Papers in Ecology (Online)2090-9322Hindawi (Datasets International)42125
Philippine journal of agricultural economics2508-0326Philippine Association of Institutions for Research4425
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards2535-0897Pensoft Publishers102656824.9
Conservation2673-7159MDPI AG573424.6Website
Asian journal of forestry2580-2844UNS Solo474323.4
Advances in Ecology2314-761XHindawi Limited3020523.3
Tropical Conservation Science1940-0829SAGE810978222.7Website
Diversity1424-2818MDPI AG27051479922.4Website
Ocean life2580-4529UNS Solo9922.2
Global Ecology and Conservation2351-9894Elsevier22641727222.1Website
Frontiers of biogeography1948-6596Frontiers of Biogeography1132170621.8Website
International journal of geoheritage and parks2577-4441Elsevier12640121.4Website
Megataxa2703-3082Magnolia Press3315521.2Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Biodiversity paper?
You can publish your Biodiversity paper in the Open Access journals in this list
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?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often articles from this journal have been referenced in other works. OpenAlex is where we get this data from. Although the accuracy is debatable, it can nevertheless help you get a sense of how prestigious a journal is in general.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
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How can I publish my paper on
We do not offer publishing services. If you'd like to get your paper published, I would suggest you find a journal that suits your needs.
What is an APC?
An APC is the article processing charge that an author of a given research paper has to pay in order to get it published in a journal. APCs are most commonly used by open access journals or by journals who offer open access publishing.
What are the different Open Access types?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, b) Hybrid Open Access, c) Green Open Access, d) Bronze Open Access, e) Diamond Open Access, or f) Black Open Access