Open Access China Journals

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

China is country in East Asia

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 China OA journals will hopefully make it easier for you to have a better idea regarding where your want to publish your China manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor China journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. We've made this extensive list of open access China journals so you can get a better overview of all the journals where you can publish open access.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best China 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 China journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of China OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access China Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Fieldiana. Zoology Memoirs0430-3776Smithsonian Institution Biodiversity Heritage Library115100
International journal of economics, sociology and education2692-1359eSciPub LLC10100
Journal of Montessori research & education2002-3375Stockholm University Press11100
Xin yong2168-5886Hans Publishers10100
African East-Asian Affairs2308-8699Stellenbosch University - African East Asian Affairs, The China Monitor12614681.7
Journal of Current Chinese Affairs1868-1026SAGE361273078.4Website
China quarterly of international strategic studies2377-740021038176.7Website
Regional economic outlook2071-4122International Monetary Fund4075
Rossijsko-kitajskie issledovaniâ2587-7445Baikal State University72473.6
China political economy2516-1652Emerald (MCB UP)765471.1Website
China CDC weekly2096-7071Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention675287367.6
Insight-Statistics2661-3115PiscoMed Publishing Pte Ltd6166.7
Chinese journal of international review2630-5313World Scientific401262.5
Asia Pacific (Jamshoro)1810-035XASIA-PACIFIC32162.5
Journal of contemporary East Asia studies2476-1028Taylor & Francis14339562.2Website
Chinese studies2168-5428Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.19519559
Global media and China2059-4372SAGE22158158.4Website
International Journal of Anthropology and Ethnology2366-1003Springer Nature677458.2Website
The Journal of Chinese Sociology2198-2635Springer Nature16758952.1Website
Asia and the global economy2667-1115Elsevier27551.9Website
The journal of Indian and Asian studies2717-5413World Scientific31751.6Website
The Chinese Journal of Global Governance2352-5193Brill4511351.1
Probe-Accounting, auditing and taxation2661-393XUniverse Scientific Publishing Pte. Ltd.16250
Journal of energy and environmental research and technology2517-5629Verizona Publisher Limited2050
Environment, resource and ecology journal2616-3756Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.4250
World environment2163-1573Scientific and Academic Publishing2050
Journal of precision instrument and machinery2616-1990Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.2050
Research journal of poultry sciences1993-5285Medwell Publications2050
Chinese annals of history of science and technology2096-4226China Science Publishing & Media Ltd.681147.1
BRICS education2709-365422445.5
Best Evidence of Chinese Education2639-5312Insights Publisher8819945.5Website
The electronic journal of East and Central Asian religions2053-1079Edinburgh University Library7542.9
Kitaêznavčì doslìdžennâ2409-904XNational Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Co. LTD Ukrinformnauka)661242.4
China economic quarterly international2666-9331Elsevier382742.1Website
China journal of accounting research1755-3091Elsevier262247741.6Website
Cultures of science2096-6083SAGE1055141Website
Journal of finance research2591-7137Synergy Publishing Pte. Ltd.1351640.7
The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies1395-4199Copenhagen Business School430132740.5Website
Studies in the History of Natural Sciences1000-0224China Science Publishing & Media Ltd.4874240.2
Chinese Journal of Engineering Science1009-1742Engineering Sciences Press82639040.2Website
Chinese Law Review1738-7051The Korean-Chinese Society of Law4381040.2
Financial engineering and risk management2523-2576Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.10040
Journal of sociology and ethnology2616-2318Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.5040
Journal of international affairs2631-2158Nepal Journals Online5240
Prism2578-3491Duke University Press731339.7
Regional sustainability2666-660XElsevier5110639.2Website
Urban transportation & construction2251-2578Universe Scientific Publishing Pte. Ltd.41439
Advances in Climate Change Research1674-9278Elsevier692587638.7Website
Олон улс судлал2312-4512Mongolia Journals Online44038.6
Insight-Sports science2661-409XPiscoMed Publishing Pte Ltd13038.5
Medical lasers2287-8300The Korean Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery51327738.2
Frontiers of Business Research in China1673-7326Springer Nature392175337.5Website
Lecture notes on language and literature2523-5869Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.8037.5
China geology2589-943029680636.5Website
Historical Review1790-3572National Documentation Centre (EKT)8281236.1Website
The Journal of Comparative Asian Development1533-9114IGI Global32187035.5Website
Financial forum2251-2659PiscoMed Publishing Pte Ltd961635.4
중소연구1012-3563Asia-Pacific Research Center41110835.3
Jungguk jisik neteuwokeu2233-8497Center for Interdisciplinary Research on China94335.1
China and Sinology1598-8465China Research Center2201735
Modern economics & management forum2717-6045Frontier Scientific Publishing Pte Ltd106734.9
Marine economics and management2516-158XEmerald (MCB UP)294434.5Website
Adult and higher education2523-5826Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.3033.3
Zbirka ZRC1408-51863333.3
Tourism management and technology economy2616-2199Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.6133.3
Preventive medicine research2251-2632PiscoMed Publishing Pte Ltd3033.3
Global journal of energy and environment2641-9947eSciPub LLC3033.3
International journal of service science and management2637-8833eSciPub LLC3133.3
Hwan'gyeongbeob yeon'gu1225-116XKorean Environmental Law Association3033.3
International Journal of Korean Unification Studies1229-6902Korea Institute for National Unification25728333.1
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters1674-2834Elsevier1189502633Website
ECNU review of education2096-5311SAGE22054832.7Website
Junggug yeon-gu1225-8695Institute of Chinese Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies6582331.8
Sinica venetiana2610-904235431.4
Modern management forum2424-8444Universe Scientific Publishing Pte. Ltd.771131.2
Innovation and development policy2096-5141China Science Publishing & Media Ltd.13130.8
Resources Science1007-7588Resources Science4421528130.8
Proceedings of business and economic studies2209-2641Bio-Byword Scientific Publishing, Pty. Ltd.2942530.6
International journal of Chinese education2212-585XSAGE17434830.5Website
Asian journal of social science studies2424-8517July Press Pte. Ltd.122530.3
Science insights education frontiers2578-9813Bonoi Science Advancement and Education, LLC16013330
Chinese public administration review =1539-6754Rutgers University - Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration571029.8
Geography and sustainability2096-7438Elsevier9464929.8Website
Daxiyangguo1645-4677Instituto Superior de Ciencias Sociais e Politicas27129.6
International research in economics and finance2529-8038July Press Pte. Ltd.311229
Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies1598-2661Duke University Press24516729
Global health journal2414-6447Elsevier15962028.9Website
Global journal of clinical virology2692-4749Peertechz Publications Private Limited7328.6
Asian economics letters2652-8681Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association7043228.6
Asian Studies2232-5131Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana2082428.4Website
学习与教育2251-2802PiscoMed Publishing Pte Ltd5291828
Vienna journal of East Asian studies2521-702X943327.7Website
International Trade, Politics and Development2586-3932Emerald (MCB UP)296327.6Website
The ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts1943-9938Open Library of Humanities21613627.3Website
Asian development review0116-1105MIT Press281273627Website
China journal of accounting studies2169-7213Taylor & Francis21944226.9Website
Low carbon economy2158-7000Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.26684026.7
Beijing international review of education2590-253914815126.4
Nation state2620-391XSTMIK AMIKOM Yogyakarta76426.3Website
Verity: Jurnal Ilmiah Hubungan International2086-5554Universitas Pelita Harapan42526.2
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access aims to provide immediate and unrestricted access to research articles while along you to also share it freely
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
It refers to the strength of association between this journal being listed and the concept, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Research In Mechanical Engineering has a relevance of “0” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has no relevance 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.
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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, 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.