Open Access Cave Journals

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

Cave is natural underground space large enough for a human to enter

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

Open Access Cave Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Journal of Cave and Karst Studies1090-6924National Speleological Society316278560.4
Subterranean biology1768-1448Pensoft Publishers25893953.9Website
Acta Carsologica0583-6050The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti (ZRC SAZU)748438646.4
International Journal of Speleology0392-6672University of South Florida Libraries1030872239.9Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access is an international movement that aims to provide free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
Relevance is used to quantify the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, “Brain Stimulation” has a relevance of “24” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it is somewhat related to the field of Computer Science.
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?
To search for more open journal lists under different topics, look on OA.mg
How can I publish my paper on OA.mg?
Our focus at OA.mg is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not offer publishing services.
What is an APC?
The Article Processing Charge (APC) is the fee that publishers of some open access journals charge in order to publish articles.
What are the different Open Access types?
Although there are Gold, Green, Hybrid, Bronze, Diamond, and Black Open Access licenses, here are the most common ones: Full Gold Open Access: article is freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Hybrid Open Access: refers to a publishing model in which subscription-based journals allow authors to make individual articles gold open access immediately on payment of an article publication charge. Green Open Access: refers to the possibility to make subscription-based journal articles open access by uploading the peer-reviewed and accepted author manuscript to an institutional repository (such as DiVA)