Open Access Excellence Journals

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

Excellence is talent or quality which surpasses ordinary standards

Open Access journals publish papers that are free to the reader to download. OA papers have undergone peer review and are not more or less stringent than papers in closed journals — the main difference is in the business model.

This list of Excellence Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Excellence manuscript.
We have thousands of high-impact factor Excellence journals in our list.In many cases, you only see lists of Excellence journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Excellence journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Excellence 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 Excellence journals in this list are indexed in OA.mg.
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Excellence OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Excellence Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
International journal of excellence in government2516-4384Emerald (MCB UP)8750
Documentatieblad voor de Nederlandse kerkgeschiedenis na 18000923-7771Amsterdam University Press69021.7
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access is an international movement that aims to provide free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data
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 a journal have been referenced in other works. We get this data from OpenAlex.
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?
That's exactly why we made these lists, so you can find a journal that will publish your paper. We at OA.mg don't offer publishing services.
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, which means the paper is freely available and fully accessible to everyone, b) Hybrid Open Access, which means that the authors can pay an APC to make the paper freely available, or c) Green Open Access, which means that there is a possiblity to make subcription based journal articles freely avaiable by uploading the peer-reviewed article to an instiutional repository. Among these, Diamond, Black, and Bronze Open Access also exist.