Open Access Biology Journals

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

Biology is branch of science that primarily deals with structure, function, growth, evolution, and distribution of organisms

Open Access journals publish papers that are free to the reader to download. OA papers have undergone peer review and are not more or less stringent than papers in closed journals — the main difference is in the business model.

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

Open Access Biology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Crop Journal2214-5141Elsevier8731060699.8Website
MBio2150-7511American Society for Microbiology20231201899.7Website
Molecular Neurodegeneration1750-1326Springer Nature11675086699.7Website
Cell Death and Disease2041-4889Springer Nature819821624699.7Website
International Journal of Cell Biology1687-8876Hindawi Limited3111355899.7Website
Gut Pathogens1757-4749Springer Nature6451314199.7Website
BMC Medical Genetics1471-2350Springer Nature23404719199.6Website
Vaccines2076-393XMDPI AG31431699899.5Website
Journal of Neuroinflammation1742-2094Springer Nature349113441199.5Website
Epigenetics & Chromatin1756-8935Springer Nature8211935499.5Website
Molecular Cancer1476-4598Springer Nature287916670699.5Website
Cancer Cell International1475-2867Springer Nature31244294399.5Website
Molecular Pain1744-8069SAGE13904305499.4Website
Cancer and Metabolism2049-3002Springer Nature311753599.4Website
Acta neuropathologica communications2051-5960Springer Nature14873439099.4Website
Stem cell reports2213-6711Elsevier21666294699.4Website
Clinical Epigenetics1868-7075Springer Nature14343144199.4Website
Cell Reports2211-1247Elsevier1082943566299.4Website
Diabetes Therapy1869-6961Springer Nature13151287099.4Website
Biotechnology for Biofuels1754-6834Springer Nature253410028299.4Website
Microbiome2049-2618Springer Nature13156556499.3Website
Gut microbes1949-0976Taylor & Francis12254028899.3Website
Genome Announcements2169-8287American Society for Microbiology67374157599.3
Genes & Development0890-9369Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory8436162573499.3Website
DNA Research1340-2838Oxford University Press11895905899.3Website
Virology Journal1743-422XSpringer Nature42359460499.3Website
Iranian Journal of Allergy Asthma and Immunology1735-1502Knowledge E1067600699.3Website
Stem Cell Research1873-5061Elsevier29063437299.2Website
Parasites & Vectors1756-3305Springer Nature672413044699.2Website
Nutrition & Diabetes2044-4052Springer Nature5051096399.2Website
Plant Production Science1343-943XTaylor & Francis13511971199.2Website
Microbial Cell Factories1475-2859Springer Nature28408999999.2Website
Genome Medicine1756-994XSpringer Nature16376160799.2Website
Aquaculture Nutrition1353-5773Wiley25495878599.2Website
Microbiology resource announcements2576-098XAmerican Society for Microbiology3975591799.1
Molecular Therapy - Oncolytics2372-7705Elsevier680731799.1Website
Molecular therapy. Nucleic acids2162-2531Elsevier20504315799.1Website
Mitochondrial DNA Part B2380-2359Taylor & Francis69491009199.1Website
Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer2051-1426BMJ55785196699.1Website
Molecules and Cells1016-8478Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology34346388799.1
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology1477-7827Springer Nature22936649399.1Website
Cell Communication and Signaling1478-811XSpringer Nature13503132599.1Website
AMB Express2191-0855Springer Nature16092286799.1Website
Neural Development1749-8104Springer Nature4131429099Website
Skeletal Muscle2044-5040Springer Nature3891111399Website
BMC Evolutionary Biology1471-2148Springer Nature428417918899Website
Oncology Letters1792-1074Spandidos Publications1342410983499
Plant Biotechnology Journal1467-7644Wiley279411461499Website
BMC Genomics1471-2164Springer Nature1513152229099Website
Stem Cells International1687-966XHindawi Publishing Corporation (Sage-Hindawi Access to Research)26174633599Website
Redox biology2213-2317Elsevier24207807899Website
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity1942-0994Hindawi Limited666913526099Website
Lipids in Health and Disease1476-511XSpringer Nature28896004099Website
Eukaryotic Cell1535-9786American Society for Microbiology255112646399
Aquatic Biology1864-7782Inter-Research Science Center7821518399Website
Molecular Cytogenetics1755-8166Springer Nature1045884999Website
Nucleic Acids Research0305-1048Oxford University Press50628396441099Website
Diversity and Distributions1366-9516Wiley283011199699Website
Annals of Microbiology1590-4261Springer Nature23353080099Website
Ppar Research1687-4757Hindawi Limited6501565098.9Website
Nutrition & Metabolism1743-7075Springer Nature16454679998.9Website
Oncogenesis2157-9024Springer Nature7841917598.9Website
Polish Journal of Microbiology1733-1331Polish Society of Microbiologists993858698.9
OncoImmunology2162-4011Taylor & Francis34747783798.9
Blood Cancer Journal2044-5385Springer Nature13282467598.9Website
Stem Cell Research & Therapy1757-6512Springer Nature34777466798.9Website
Immunity & Ageing1742-4933Springer Nature4701220098.9Website
Molecular Brain1756-6606Springer Nature12112831498.9Website
Genome Biology and Evolution1759-6653Oxford University Press30027151198.9Website
World Journal of Biological Chemistry1949-8454Baishideng Publishing Group Co (World Journal of Chemistry)255680898.8
BMC Plant Biology1471-2229Springer Nature521715857698.8Website
Journal of Hematology & Oncology1756-8722Springer Nature16796489798.8Website
Journal of Inflammation1476-9255Springer Nature7542069798.8Website
Evolutionary Applications1752-4571Wiley18094694198.8Website
BMC Microbiology1471-2180Springer Nature479914429298.8Website
OncoTargets and Therapy1178-6930Dove Medical Press62766932398.8Website
Clinical Proteomics1542-6416Springer Nature493806898.8Website
Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience1662-5099Frontiers Media SA29605540398.7Website
Cell Adhesion & Migration1933-6918Taylor & Francis8542429998.7Website
Aging Cell1474-9718Wiley266112778998.7Website
BMC Genetics2730-6844Springer Nature23105704598.7Website
Asn Neuro1759-0914SAGE3971015798.7Website
PLOS Genetics1553-73901114059122998.7Website
Australian Journal of Crop Science1835-2707Southern Cross Publishing28861863298.6
Malaria Journal1475-2875Springer Nature749017899298.6Website
Mobile Dna1759-8753Springer Nature370931498.6Website
Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1976-6696Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - BMB Reports34525123698.6Website
Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome1758-5996Springer Nature15502055498.6Website
npj biofilms and microbiomes2055-5008Springer Nature358678798.6Website
Translational neurodegeneration2047-9158Springer Nature364964098.6Website
Biology Open2046-6390The Company of Biologists20272416798.6Website
Journal of Fungi2309-608XMDPI AG26711556198.6Website
Journal of Insect Science0970-383724953520398.6Website
Clinical & Developmental Immunology1740-2522Hindawi Limited27357055898.6Website
Journal of Ovarian Research1757-2215Springer Nature12501814098.6Website
Marine Drugs1660-3397MDPI AG551113172598.6Website
Evodevo2041-9139Springer Nature353760498.6Website
Cellular Microbiology1462-5814Wiley339816535398.6Website
International Journal of Inflammation2042-0099Hindawi Limited266704298.5Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Biology paper?
You can publish your Biology paper in the Open Access journals in this list
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?
It refers to the level of association between a journal being listed and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Physics Through Computation has a relevance of “100” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has relevance to the field of Computer Science.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often articles from a journal have been referenced in other works. We get this data from OpenAlex.
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What is an APC?
Authors usually have to pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review, publishing, and dissemination of published papers in a given journal.
What are the different Open Access types?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.