Open Access Clinical trial Journals

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

Clinical trial is interventional study in clinical research

Open access (OA) is a key part of making research shareable and reproducable. All journal articles published open access undergoe the same rigorous peer review process.

Our team made this list of Clinical trial Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Clinical trial manuscript.
The list below includes all high-impact factor Clinical trial journals as well as new up and comming journals where it might also be more affordable to publish.Rather than displaying just the most relevant Clinical trial journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Clinical trial journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Clinical trial 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 Clinical trial journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Clinical trial OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Clinical trial Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
PLOS Clinical Trials1555-5887Public Library of Science69282763.8
Trials1745-6215Springer Nature2402506450.9Website
Journal of cancer clinical trials2577-0535OMICS Publishing Group2050
Contemporary clinical trials communications2451-8654Elsevier955412237.6Website
International Journal of Clinical Trials2349-3240Medip Academy28444132.7
Perspectives in Clinical Research2229-3485Medknow Publications574656128.2Website
Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials1179-1519Dove Medical Press11671126.7Website
Efficacy and mechanism evaluation2050-4365National Institute for Health Research8328425.3Website
Journal of hepatitis2471-9706Scitechnol Biosoft Pvt. Ltd (OMICS)4225
Open journal of implant dentistry2226-4507AOSIS4025
Journal of the Society for Clinical Data Management2694-1473Society for Clinical Management26123.1Website
Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine1468-6694Springer Nature91176122Website
BMJ open science2398-8703BMJ4222821.4Website
Oncolytic virotherapy2253-1572Dove Medical Press7191421.1
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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?
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 a journal have been referenced in other works. We get this data from OpenAlex.
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How can I publish my paper on
That's exactly why we made these lists, so you can find a journal that will publish your paper. We at don't offer publishing services.
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?
Different open access types are commonly described using a colour system. The most commonly recognised names are “green”, “gold”, and “hybrid” open access; however, “bronze”, “black”, and “diamond” also exist.