First language is language a person was raised speaking from birth
All articles published in Open Access journals have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
We hope this list of First language OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your First language manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor First language journals that may be relevant to your field of study. In any case, we've also included other journals that may also offer more affordable publishing fees.Rather than just the top hits First language journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss First language journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best First language 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 First language journals in this list are indexed in OA.mg.
If you spot any mistakes in this table of First language OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I publish my First language paper?
You can publish your First language 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 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?
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?
The Article Processing Charge (APC) is the fee that publishers of some open access journals charge in order to publish articles.
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)