Open Access Habitat Journals

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

Habitat is ecological or environmental area inhabited by a particular species; natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds a species population

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.

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

Open Access Habitat Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Prosiding SainsTeKes2714-7991LPPM Universitas Muhammadiyah Riau10100
Riparian Ecology and Conservation2299-1042De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.136176.9
Plant sociology2280-1855Pensoft Publishers389455.3Website
Endangered Species Research1613-4796Inter-Research Science Center12522686254.8Website
Frontiers in conservation science2673-611XFrontiers Media SA20423752.9Website
Primate Conservation0898-6207BioOne (Conservation International)207401152.2
Avian Conservation and Ecology1712-6568Resilience Alliance, Inc.444406352Website
Neotropical Biology and Conservation2236-3777814251.9Website
Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management1944-687XU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service671322550.1
Ecology and resilient infrastructure2288-8527Korean Society of Ecology and Infrastructure Engineering2350
American journal of zoological research2373-678XScience and Education Publishing Co., Ltd.2150
Diversity and Distributions1366-9516Wiley283011199650Website
Wildlife Biology0909-6396BioOne (Wildlife Biology)13052517649.8
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation2530-0644Elsevier242190247.5Website
Global Ecology and Conservation2351-9894Elsevier22641727246.9Website
Birds2673-6004MDPI AG567146.4Website
Movement ecology2051-3933Springer Nature349604546.1Website
European Journal of Ecology1339-8474The University of Kansas13045244.6Website
Avian research2053-7166Springer Nature351144743.6Website
Conservation science2091-2293Nepal Journals Online194642.1
Freshwater mollusk biology and conservation2472-2944BioOne (Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation)7934341.8
The journal of North American herpetology2333-0694The University of Kansas555440
Advances in Ecology2314-761XHindawi Limited3020540
International journal of biodiversity2314-4149Hindawi Limited7565440
Tropical Conservation Science1940-0829SAGE810978239.6Website
Basic & applied herpetology2255-1468Asociacion Herpetologica Espanola8621137.2
California fish and wildlife journal2689-419XCalifornia Fish and Wildlife Journal, California Department of Fish and Wildlife112736.6Website
Web Ecology1399-1183Copernicus GmbH227193436.6Website
Wetlands Australia Journal0725-0312University of New South Wales24683335.8
BMC Ecology1472-6785Springer Nature6111507535.8Website
Conservation Letters1755-263XWiley11844367235.8Website
Malacologica Bohemoslovaca1336-6939Masaryk University Press21030334.3Website
Niche2614-8307Institute of Research and Community Services Diponegoro University (LPPM UNDIP)6333.3
Ocean life2580-4529UNS Solo9933.3
Mediterranean botany2603-9109Universidad Complutense de Madrid11116833.3Website
International journal of molecular ecology and conservation1927-663XSophia Publishing Group, Inc.271633.3
Working paper /1530-44263333.3
Advances in Oceanography2314-7733Hindawi Limited35533.3
Journal of ecoacoustics2516-1466Journal and Article Management System9633.3
International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation2141-243XAcademic Journals660355633.2
Climate change ecology2666-9005Elsevier583732.8Website
Journal of Urban Ecology2058-5543Oxford University Press17590432.6Website
Diversity1424-2818MDPI AG27051479931.7Website
Conservation2673-7159MDPI AG573431.6Website
Journal of Threatened Taxa0974-7893Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society2908561131.2Website
British & Irish botany2632-4970Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland66130.3
International Journal of Zoology1687-8477Hindawi Limited179149830.2Website
Novitates theriologicae2709-491XUkrainian Theriological Society of NASU94729.8Website
Hacquetia1581-4661De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.475128029.7
Lazaroa0210-9778Universidad Complutense de Madrid11052729.1Website
Landscape Online1865-1542Landscape Online107198029Website
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science1546-2366San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science453377528.9Website
Journal of Vertebrate Biology2694-7684BioOne (Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)10513328.6
Ornithological observations2219-0341University of Cape Town14028.6
Ecology and Evolution2045-7758Wiley923110211628.6Website
Animal Biodiversity and Conservation1578-665XConsorci del Museu de Ciencies Naturals de Barcelona612598728.3Website
ARPHA Conference Abstracts2603-3925Pensoft Publishers5695227.9
Animal Biotelemetry2050-3385Springer Nature294374027.6Website
Herpetozoa1013-4425Pensoft Publishers694627.5Website
The Open Ornithology Journal1874-4532Bentham Science9170927.5
Proceedings - Vertebrate Pest Conference0507-6773762222727
Therya2007-3364Asociacion Mexicana de Mastozoologia A.C.545153027Website
International journal of molecular evolution and biodiversity1927-6664Sophia Publishing Group, Inc.262226.9
Nature and Conservation1314-3301Pensoft Publishers523307926.8Website
Biota Neotropica1676-0611SciELO19382163026.6Website
Ornis Hungarica1215-161023860026.5
Biodiversity Data Journal1314-2828Pensoft Publishers1312461526.4Website
New Zealand Journal of Ecology0110-64656711325826.2
Biodiversity Informatics1546-9735The University of Kansas92313426.1
Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation2056-3485Wiley306344226.1Website
Journal of Freshwater Ecology0270-5060Taylor & Francis24692263225.9Website
Ornis Svecica1102-6812Ornis Svecica19858925.8
Conservation science and practice2578-4854Wiley810189225.6Website
Conservation Physiology2051-1434Oxford University Press8231048525.2Website
NOAA tech. memo. NMFS-F/SPO2377-516541025
Dataset Papers in Ecology (Online)2090-9322Hindawi (Datasets International)42125
Integrative respiratory medicine2740-4277EDP Sciences4525
Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science1942-5120Wiley571659125Website
International Journal of Ecology1687-9708Hindawi Limited365246024.9Website
Acta Herpetologica1827-9635402164724.9Website
Folia Zoologica0139-7893BioOne (Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)1190998124.7
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution2296-701XFrontiers Media SA35872405824.2Website
Fire Ecology1933-9747Springer Nature499782324.2Website
Oryx0030-6053Cambridge University Press68095943224.1Website
Nepalese journal of zoology2705-4403Nepal Journals Online501724
Ecological Indicators1470-160XElsevier911121374224Website
Ecologies2673-4133MDPI AG462923.9Website
Journal of Landscape Ecology1803-2427De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.464523.9
Animal Migration2084-8838De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.6335523.8Website
BMC zoology2056-3132Springer Nature13756923.4Website
Environmental Evidence2047-2382Springer Nature316467023.4Website
Ring0035-5429De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.288106923.3
Vegetation Classification and Survey2683-0671Pensoft Publishers618223Website
Rivista italiana di ornitologia0035-6875PAGEPress Publications2488523Website
Ecological research monographs2191-0707459121122.9
Turkish journal of bioscience and collections2602-4292Istanbul University18422.2Website
Fauna Norvegica1502-4873Norwegian University of Science and Technology Library9532622.1Website
Thaiszia1210-0420Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice502122
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