Open Access Groundwater Journals

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

Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface

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.

We hope this list of Groundwater OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Groundwater manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Groundwater journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than just the top hits Groundwater journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Groundwater journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Groundwater 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 Groundwater journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Groundwater OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Groundwater Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Studia Geotechnica0137-124X10100
Acque sotterranee1828-454XAssociazione Acque Sotterranee1012350.5Website
Journal of mining engineering and safety technology2616-2040Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.2050
Journal of earth sciences & geotechnical engineering1792-9040Scientific Press International Limited2050
THE JOURNAL OF THE JAPANESE ASSOCIATION OF GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY0029-0602Japanese Association of Groundwater Hyrdology2627435.9
American journal of water resources2333-48196155334.4
Papers in Canadian history and environment2561-5475York University Libraries6233.3
International journal of advanced civil engineering and architecture research2348-5124Cloud Publications3133.3
Journal of groundwater hydrology0913-4182Japanese Association of Groundwater Hyrdology99287932.5
Boundary Field Problems and Computer Simulation2255-9124Riga Technical University382431.6
Journal of Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences1342-9612Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences36726231.3
Jihasutoyanghwan-gyeong1598-6438Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment38250230.4
Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies2214-5818Elsevier1181948329.5Website
Journal of hydrology2589-9155Elsevier9452228.7Website
Applied Water Science2190-5495Springer Nature17142550528.7Website
Águas Subterrâneas0101-7004Lepidus Tecnologia59863828.6Website
Vadose Zone Journal1539-1663Wiley29036135428.5Website
The Open Hydrology Journal1874-3781Bentham Science5896125.9
Journal of chemical engineering and bioanalytical chemistry2575-5641Sift Desk4225
Journal of hazardous substance research1090-7025New Prairie Press3677125
International journal of water resources and environmental engineering2141-6613Academic Journals357136323.8
Journal of Water Resource and Protection1945-3094Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.1390975323.7
Geosciences2163-1697Scientific and Academic Publishing1913321.1
Geološki anali Balkanskoga poluostrva0350-0608National Library of Serbia19121.1Website
Hydrology2306-5338MDPI AG38078221.1Website
Procedia Earth and Planetary Science1878-5220Elsevier1502890820.6
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access aims to provide immediate and unrestricted access to research articles while along you to also share it freely
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 works from this journal are referenced in other research papers. This data is obtained from OpenAlex. Even though the accuracy is debatable, it could help you determine how prestigious a journal is on the whole.
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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?
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.