Open Access Buddhism Journals

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

Buddhism is religion founded by the Buddha

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

Open Access Buddhism Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
The electronic journal of East and Central Asian religions2053-1079Edinburgh University Library7557.1
The electronic journal of East and Central Asian religions2053-1079Edinburgh University Library7557.1
The electronic journal of East and Central Asian religions2053-1079Edinburgh University Library7557.1
The electronic journal of East and Central Asian religions2053-1079Edinburgh University Library7557.1
The electronic journal of East and Central Asian religions2053-1079Edinburgh University Library7557.1
Biblioteca scientifica universale2704-605251840
Biblioteca scientifica universale2704-605251840
Biblioteca scientifica universale2704-605251840
Biblioteca scientifica universale2704-605251840
Biblioteca scientifica universale2704-605251840
불교문예연구2288-9191Buddhist Culture and Art Laboratory66334.8
불교문예연구2288-9191Buddhist Culture and Art Laboratory66334.8
불교문예연구2288-9191Buddhist Culture and Art Laboratory66334.8
불교문예연구2288-9191Buddhist Culture and Art Laboratory66334.8
불교문예연구2288-9191Buddhist Culture and Art Laboratory66334.8
BUL GYO HAK YEONGU-Journal of Buddhist Studies1598-0642Korean Society for Buddhist Studies4944134.6
BUL GYO HAK YEONGU-Journal of Buddhist Studies1598-0642Korean Society for Buddhist Studies4944134.6
BUL GYO HAK YEONGU-Journal of Buddhist Studies1598-0642Korean Society for Buddhist Studies4944134.6
BUL GYO HAK YEONGU-Journal of Buddhist Studies1598-0642Korean Society for Buddhist Studies4944134.6
BUL GYO HAK YEONGU-Journal of Buddhist Studies1598-0642Korean Society for Buddhist Studies4944134.6
International journal of medicine and health profession research2394-7403Uptodate Research Publication6033.3
International journal of medicine and health profession research2394-7403Uptodate Research Publication6033.3
International journal of medicine and health profession research2394-7403Uptodate Research Publication6033.3
International journal of medicine and health profession research2394-7403Uptodate Research Publication6033.3
International journal of medicine and health profession research2394-7403Uptodate Research Publication6033.3
The Open behavioral science journal1874-2300Bentham Science3033.3
The Open behavioral science journal1874-2300Bentham Science3033.3
The Open behavioral science journal1874-2300Bentham Science3033.3
The Open behavioral science journal1874-2300Bentham Science3033.3
The Open behavioral science journal1874-2300Bentham Science3033.3
Dae'gag sa'sang1229-1080Institute of Maha Bodhi Thought37032.4
Dae'gag sa'sang1229-1080Institute of Maha Bodhi Thought37032.4
Dae'gag sa'sang1229-1080Institute of Maha Bodhi Thought37032.4
Dae'gag sa'sang1229-1080Institute of Maha Bodhi Thought37032.4
Dae'gag sa'sang1229-1080Institute of Maha Bodhi Thought37032.4
Jeongtohagyeon-gu1229-1846The Korean Society of Pure Land Buddhism34029.4
Jeongtohagyeon-gu1229-1846The Korean Society of Pure Land Buddhism34029.4
Jeongtohagyeon-gu1229-1846The Korean Society of Pure Land Buddhism34029.4
Jeongtohagyeon-gu1229-1846The Korean Society of Pure Land Buddhism34029.4
Jeongtohagyeon-gu1229-1846The Korean Society of Pure Land Buddhism34029.4
Bulgyo sasang gwa munhwa2092-9277The Institute for Buddhist Study, Joong-Ang Sangha University121128.1
Bulgyo sasang gwa munhwa2092-9277The Institute for Buddhist Study, Joong-Ang Sangha University121128.1
Bulgyo sasang gwa munhwa2092-9277The Institute for Buddhist Study, Joong-Ang Sangha University121128.1
Bulgyo sasang gwa munhwa2092-9277The Institute for Buddhist Study, Joong-Ang Sangha University121128.1
Bulgyo sasang gwa munhwa2092-9277The Institute for Buddhist Study, Joong-Ang Sangha University121128.1
Pracya2278-4004AkiNik Publications36027.8
Pracya2278-4004AkiNik Publications36027.8
Pracya2278-4004AkiNik Publications36027.8
Pracya2278-4004AkiNik Publications36027.8
Pracya2278-4004AkiNik Publications36027.8
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies0304-1042Nanzan University1518280025Website
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies0304-1042Nanzan University1518280025Website
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies0304-1042Nanzan University1518280025Website
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies0304-1042Nanzan University1518280025Website
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies0304-1042Nanzan University1518280025Website
Journal of Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage0919-6943Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage420220.5
Journal of Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage0919-6943Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage420220.5
Journal of Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage0919-6943Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage420220.5
Journal of Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage0919-6943Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage420220.5
Journal of Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage0919-6943Research Society of Buddhism and Cultural Heritage420220.5
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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?
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 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.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
If you're interested in seing more lists similar to this one, you can find all our lists on OA.mg
How can I publish my paper on OA.mg?
Our aim at OA.mg is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in OA.mg so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
Article Processing Charges (APCs) are charged to authors of scholarly articles during the publication process. APCs are used by open access journals.
What are the different Open Access types?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, which means the paper is freely available and fully accessible to everyone, b) Hybrid Open Access, which means that the authors can pay an APC to make the paper freely available, or c) Green Open Access, which means that there is a possiblity to make subcription based journal articles freely avaiable by uploading the peer-reviewed article to an instiutional repository. Among these, Diamond, Black, and Bronze Open Access also exist.