Open Access Hard and soft science Journals

A list of Open Access Hard and soft science journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Hard and soft science is colloquial terms used to compare scientific fields on the basis of perceived methodological rigor, exactitude, and objectivity

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

Open Access Hard and soft science Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Hard and soft science paper?
You can publish your Hard and soft science paper in the Open Access journals in this list
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access (OA) is a set of principles and practices through which research is freely distributed online
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 demonstrate how frequently publications from this journal are cited in other papers. We obtain this information via OpenAlex. Although the accuracy is questionable, it might nevertheless aid you in gaining an understanding of how prestigious a publication is overall.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
If you are looking for an author or paper, you can simply type it in the search box above to see your results. If you'd like to see a similar list to this one, check OA.mg
How can I publish my paper on OA.mg?
Our focus at OA.mg is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not offer publishing services.
What is an APC?
Article Processing Charges (APCs) are charged to authors of scholarly articles during the publication process. APCs are used by open access journals.
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.