Open Access German Journals

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

German is West Germanic language spoken mainly in Central Europe

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.

This list of German OA journals will hopefully make it easier for you to have a better idea regarding where your want to publish your German manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor German 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.We've made this extensive list of open access German journals so you can get a better overview of all the journals where you can publish open access.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best German 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 German journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of German OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access German Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Romanian Journal of English Studies1584-3734De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.2057277.6
ICAME Journal0801-577515176272.2
Studien zur deutschen sprache und literatur2619-989029051.7Website
Russian studies in law and politics2576-9634Science and Innovation Center2050
Psychological test adaptation and development2698-1866Hogrefe Publishing Group231243.5
Interference2721-1827Universitas Negeri Makassar34241.2
Yu'reob yeon'gu1226-895XThe Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies3033.3
Bamberger germanistische Mittelalter- und Frühneuzeit-Studien2367-37883033.3
Folia Scandinavica Posnaniensia1230-47863447433.1
Linguistik online1615-3014University of Bern866171029.8Website
AmS-skrifter0800-0816Stavanger University Library39728.2
Germanistische Beiträge1454-514469024.6Website
Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis. Studia germanistica1803-408XUniversity of Ostrava33024.2Website
Transit1551-9627eScholarship Publishing23714923.6Website
Measurement instruments for the social sciences2523-8930Springer Nature347323.5Website
Journal of home language research2537-7043Stockholm University Press183722.2
Comparative population studies1869-8980German Federal Institute for Population Research21771222.1Website
Border and Regional Studies2719-657719121.1Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

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?
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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What is an APC?
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What are the different Open Access types?
Different open access types are commonly described using a colour system. The most commonly recognised names are “green”, “gold”, and “hybrid” open access; however, “bronze”, “black”, and “diamond” also exist.