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Open Access Earth science Journals

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

Earth science is fields of science dealing with planet Earth

A journal article is 'open access' when there are no financial, legal or technical barriers to accessing it - that is to say when anyone can read, download, distribute, print, and search it.

Hopefully this list of Earth science Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Earth science manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Earth science journals that might be relevant to your field of study.Instead of displaying the most commonly known Earth science journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Earth science journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Earth science 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 Earth science journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Earth science OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Earth science Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
International journal of advanced earth science and engineering2320-3609Cloud Publications10100
Geochemistry monograph series2432-8804Terrapub22850
Space science international2524-2253Science Publications2250
International journal of earth science and geology2642-1569Madridge Publishers, LLC191542.1
Scientific Drilling1816-3459Copernicus GmbH572332434.6Website
Zbirka ZRC1408-51863333.3
Geoscience and remote sensing2523-2592Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.4025
Hwahag gonghag0304-128XThe Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers4325
Episodes0705-3797International Union of Geological Sciences22073219520.4Website
Geochemical perspectives letters2410-339XEuropean Association of Geochemistry247320220.2Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access (OA) is a set of principles and practices through which research is freely distributed online
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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How can I publish my paper on
Our aim at is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in so that more people can find and access a journal article.
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?
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)