Open Access Developmental psychology Journals

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

Developmental psychology is scientific study of changes that occur in human beings over the course of their lives

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 Developmental psychology OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Developmental psychology manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Developmental psychology journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than just the top hits Developmental psychology journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Developmental psychology journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Developmental psychology 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.

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Open Access Developmental psychology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Autism Research and Treatment2090-1933Hindawi Limited139324997.8Website
Journal of autism2054-992XHerbert Publications249787.5
Molecular Autism2040-2392Springer Nature6782365385.5Website
Autism-open access2165-7890OMICS Publishing Group32662781.9
Autism & developmental language impairments2396-9415SAGE12170081.8Website
Journal of child development studies2460-2310Institut Pertanian Bogor241779.2
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy1976-5681SpringerOpen174134478.7Website
Adong haghoeji1226-1688Korean Association of Child Studies69597078.1Website
Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders1866-1947Springer Nature5611463571.7Website
Focus on Exceptional Children0015-511XThe University of Kansas801976070.2
Child studies in diverse contexts2233-890XKorean Association of Child Studies255768
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience1878-9293Elsevier11443135467.9Website
World transactions on engineering and technology education1446-2257Universitas Negeri Makassar35566.7
Paediatrics and health2052-935XHerbert Publications91766.7
Child studies in Asia-Pacific context2288-601XKorean Association of Child Studies265165.4
The Korean Journal of Woman Psychology1229-0726The Korean Society for Woman Psychology49581965.1
Journal of Youth Development2325-4009742185264.7
Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology2245-8875Exeley, Inc.16543358.8Website
Current Issues in Personality Psychology2353-561X28445958.5Website
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education1738-9496The Korean Association of Child Care & Education79747458.3
تحول روانشناختی کودک2423-3552Armenian Green Publishing Co.2124258
Indonesian Journal of Early Childhood Education Studies2476-9584Universitas Negeri Semarang1493557
Journal of psychological abnormalities in children2329-9525OMICS Publishing Group10814556.5
Personality neuroscience2513-9886Cambridge University Press183855.6Website
The Journal of Special Children Education1229-8301The Korean Association for Children with Special Needs98328855
Journal of childhood & developmental disorders2472-1786OMICS Publishing Group8213454.9
Borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation2051-6673Springer Nature186242054.8Website
Korean Journal of Early Childhood Education1226-9565Korean Society for Early Childhood Education1734117654.2
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience1749-5016Oxford University Press20178225954.2Website
Interpersona: an international journal on personal relationships1981-6472PsychOpen GOLD Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID)290123252.8Website
Korean Journal of Family Social Work1598-6403The Korean Academy of Family Social Work50234852.2
Journal for ReAttach therapy and developmental diversities2589-7799Stg ReAttach Therapy International Foundation502852Website
soa.cheongsonyeonjeongsinuihak1225-729XKorean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry35370451.6
Policy and pedagogy with under-three year olds2509-6699357851.4
Humanitas1693-7236Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Kampus 3431851.2Website
International journal of educational psychology2014-3591Hipatia Press11445850Website
Sleep spindles & cortical up states2559-9070Akademiai Kiado Zrt.88450
The Open Psychology Journal1874-3501Bentham Science309133249.5
International journal of adolescence and youth0267-3843Taylor & Francis882623249.2Website
Interdisciplinary journal of virtual learning in medical sciences2476-7263Kowsar Medical Institute1087349.1Website
JCPP advances2692-9384Wiley9416248.9Website
Autizm i Narušenie Razvitiâ1994-1617Federal State-Financed Educational Institution of Higher Education Moscow State University of Psychology and Education26616348.5Website
Journal of childhood, education & society2717-638XJournal of Childhood, Education and Society614147.5Website
Journal of family sciences2460-2329Institut Pertanian Bogor702647.1
Saeng-ae hakoeji2234-0904Association of Life-span Studies832647
African journal of psychological assessment2617-2798AOSIS472546.8Website
Cheong'so'nyeon sangdam yeon'gu1226-1432Korea Youth Counseling and Welfare Institute33928646.6
The Journal of special education research2187-5014The Japanese Association of Special Education737446.6
Health Psychology Report2353-557129683746.6Website
Korean journal of health psychology1229-070XKorean Health Psychological Association966200946.5
Journal of psychology & behavior research2640-9895Scholink Co, Ltd.391446.2
Specijalna Edukacija i Rehabilitacija1452-7367Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science32417746Website
Journal of ICSAR2548-8600State University of Malang (UM)848545.2Website
BMC Psychology2050-7283Springer Nature914773845.2Website
Plenum series on human exceptionality1572-5642248283244.8
International journal of psychological studies1918-7211Canadian Center of Science and Education612248844.8
Psihološka istraživanja0352-7379Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science15212244.7Website
Psychological Thought2193-7281Southwest University Neofit Rilski25260844.4Website
Journal of Montessori research2378-3923The University of Kansas5915744.1Website
Evolutionary Psychology1474-7049SAGE9561545543.8Website
육아정책연구1976-6793Korea Institute of Child Care and Education553043.6
Korea Journal of Counseling1598-2068Korean Counseling Association2106239843
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health1753-2000Springer Nature7441626142.7Website
Al-Athfal: Jurnal pendidikan anak2477-4715Al-Jami'ah Research Centre681842.6Website
Cogent psychology2331-1908Taylor & Francis613262742.6Website
Children and teenagers2576-3709Scholink Co, Ltd.401442.5
Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation1409-6099Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation82734642.4Website
Sexes2411-5118MDPI AG765442.1Website
South African Journal of Childhood Education2223-7674AOSIS446119141.5Website
Psihologija0048-5705National Library of Serbia787241341.4Website
Adolescents2673-7051MDPI AG633941.3Website
Measurement instruments for the social sciences2523-8930Springer Nature347341.2Website
Specialusis ugdymas1392-5369Vilnius University561841.1
Çocuk ve gençlik ruh sağlığı dergisi1301-3904ScopeMed641240.6Website
Practice in Clinical Psychology2423-5822Negah Scientific Publisher36156240.2
Evolution, mind and behaviour2560-0982Akademiai Kiado Zrt.204540
Rwanda journal of health sciences2226-728XAfrican Journals Online53140
International Journal of School Health2345-5152Kowsar Medical Institute23020440Website
International journal of psychology and behavioral sciences2163-1948Scientific and Academic Publishing420113240
Symbols and sandplay therapy2234-0556Korean Society of Sandplay Therapy936139.8
Kliničeskaâ i specialʹnaâ psihologiâ2304-0394Federal State-Financed Educational Institution of Higher Education Moscow State University of Psychology and Education1134239.8Website
Journal of Experimental Psychopathology2043-8087SAGE394383339.8Website
The Professional Counselor2164-3989The Professional Counselor at the National Board for Certified Counselors7710739
International journal of psychological research2011-2084Universidad de San Buenaventura353405438.8Website
Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology1735-4315Negah Scientific Publisher968214938.6
Continuity in education2631-9179Ubiquity Press, Ltd.264338.5Website
Journal of Counseling and Educational Technology2654-8194RedWhite Press391838.5
Philippine journal of psychology0115-3153Psychological Association of the Philippines18744238.5
International journal of research in counseling and education2620-5750Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP)995538.4Website
Peshawar journal of psychology and behavioral sciences2415-6779Islamia College Peshawar - Department of Psychology731938.4Website
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches2395-2296Medknow Publications17519638.3Website
Current research in psychology1949-0178Science Publications4212938.1
Iranian evolutionary educational psychology journal2588-4395Armenian Green Publishing Co.1183338.1
Psychology2152-7180Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.28911208837.6
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes1477-7525Springer Nature330711352437.3Website
Studia Psychologica0039-3320Central Library of the Slovak Academy of Sciences758251937.3Website
Психология и право2222-5196Federal State-Financed Educational Institution of Higher Education Moscow State University of Psychology and Education1455637.2Website
Journal of behavioral addictions2062-5871Akademiai Kiado Zrt.8502108537.2
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences2328-784539161037.1
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Developmental psychology paper?
You can publish your Developmental psychology paper in the Open Access journals in this list
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?
In the table above, relevance is used to determine the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100.
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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