Open Access Cretaceous Journals

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

Cretaceous is third and last period of the Mesozoic era

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.

We hope this list of Cretaceous OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Cretaceous manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Cretaceous journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than just the top hits Cretaceous journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Cretaceous journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Cretaceous 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 Cretaceous journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Cretaceous OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Cretaceous Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
African Natural History1816-83964724153.2Website
Paleontological contributions1946-0279The University of Kansas3118948.4
Novitates paleoentomologicae2329-5880The University of Kansas229745.5
Paleontology journal2314-4289Hindawi Limited95744.4
Tomy Jurajskie1731-3708Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PGI-NRI)3913435.9
Palaeodiversity1867-6294BioOne (Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History)6418931.3
Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae1842-371XSocietatea Paleontologilor din Romania545127.8
Carnets de Géologie1634-0744Society for Sedimentary Geology353196526.9Website
GEUS bulletin2597-2154246725Website
Petroleum Geology Conference series2047-9921Geological Society of London5231069124.1
Swiss Journal of Palaeontology1664-2376Springer Nature249152022.1Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Cretaceous paper?
You can publish your Cretaceous 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 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.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
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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?
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, b) Hybrid Open Access, c) Green Open Access, d) Bronze Open Access, e) Diamond Open Access, or f) Black Open Access