Open Access Elite Journals

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

Elite is group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual, social or economic status

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.

Our team made this list of Elite Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Elite manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Elite journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than displaying just the most relevant Elite journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Elite journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Elite 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 Elite journals in this list are indexed in OA.mg.
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Elite OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Elite Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Ar-Raniry : International Journal of Islamic Studies2355-7885Ar-Raniry, International Journal of Islamic Studies3033.3
Scandinavian journal of sport and exercise psychology2596-741XAarhus University Library231526.1
International journal of racket sports science2695-4508Editorial de la Universidad de Granada341020.6
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Frequently Asked Questions

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?
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.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
To search for more open journal lists under different topics, look on OA.mg
How can I publish my paper on OA.mg?
At the moment, we do not offer publishing services, that's why we made these lists, so you can find the right journal to publish your paper in. Our goal with OA.mg is to help disseminate research.
What is an APC?
In some cases, articles published in journals are made open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made usually made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services provided.
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