Open Access Health care Journals

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

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Open Access journals publish papers that are free to the reader to download. OA papers have undergone peer review and are not more or less stringent than papers in closed journals — the main difference is in the business model.

We hope this list of Health care OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Health care manuscript.
We have thousands of high-impact factor Health care journals in our list.Rather than just the top hits Health care journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Health care journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Health care 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 Health care journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Health care OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Health care Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Health Research Policy and Systems1478-4505Springer Nature12782337791.8Website
Human Resources for Health1478-4491Springer Nature12353213188.2Website
Patient Experience Journal2372-0247The Beryl Institute423155387.7Website
Implementation Science1748-5908Springer Nature206411039986.5Website
Health literacy research and practice2474-8307SLACK, Inc.19867186.4Website
BMC Health Services Research1472-6963Springer Nature1163921675882.9Website
Journal of research in interprofessional practice and education1916-7342CISP Journal Services14475478.5
Health Economics Review2191-1991Springer Nature459487475.6Website
Smart homecare technology and telehealth2253-1564Dove Medical Press4743474.5Website
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research2045-4015Springer Nature686427974.3Website
Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation1478-7547Springer Nature539967672.4Website
International Journal of Telerehabilitation1945-2020University Library System, University of Pittsburgh259249972.2Website
International Journal for Equity in Health1475-9276Springer Nature21294245271.1Website
Journal of Comorbidity2235-042XSAGE151194968.2Website
Jmir mhealth and uhealth2291-5222JMIR Publications Inc.23984905566.7Website
International Journal of Integrated Care1568-4156Ubiquity Press, Ltd.59291703465.5Website
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making1472-6947Springer Nature27535684665.2Website
Globalization and Health1744-8603Springer Nature11222671864.7Website
JMIR nursing2562-7600JMIR Publications Inc.6215362.9Website
Journal of healthcare leadership1179-3201Dove Medical Press162134659.9Website
Health and interprofessional practice2159-1253Pacific University Library8816659.1Website
EGEMS2327-9214Ubiquity Press, Ltd.310322458.7
BMJ health & care informatics2632-1009BMJ20679457.8Website
NursingPlus Open2352-9008Elsevier14144057.1Website
International journal of health policy and management2322-5939Maad Rayan Publishing Company15581231356.7Website
International Journal of Mental Health Systems1752-4458Springer Nature7781320856.6Website
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare1741-8453Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.305235554.4
mHealth2306-9740AME Publishing Company346280952.9
Journal of innovation in health informatics2058-4555BCS Learning and Development596800252.5Website
JMIR human factors2292-9495JMIR Publications Inc.411288152.3Website
Health Services and Delivery Research2050-4349National Institute for Health Research352463551.7Website
Blockchain in healthcare today2573-8240Partners in Digital Health7227351.4
Journal of Hospital Administration1927-6990Sciedu Press595129751.4
International journal of healthcare2377-7338Sciedu Press12934351.2
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications1687-6415Hindawi Limited218358749.1Website
Advances in Simulation2059-0628Springer Nature213196148.8Website
Innovation and entrepreneurship in health2324-5905Dove Medical Press3016546.7
Asia Pacific journal of health management1833-3818Australasian College of Health Service Management56964346Website
Conflict and Health1752-1505Springer Nature600871545.2Website
Health services insights1178-6329SAGE227148244.5Website
Primary Health Care Research & Development1463-4236Cambridge University Press1407923944.1
Learning health systems2379-6146Wiley23288144Website
Health systems and reform2328-8604Taylor & Francis7827743.6Website
International Journal of Health Geographics1476-072XSpringer Nature9543775443.5Website
Journal of Medical Internet Research1438-8871715823488442Website
Nordic journal of health economics1892-9710University of Oslo Library8723541.4Website
Health Informatics Journal1460-4582SAGE15001480941.4Website
International journal of nursing studies advances2666-142XElsevier8630940.7Website
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine2071-2928AOSIS1124514540.7Website
Global Health Research and Policy2397-0642Springer Nature258248340.3Website
Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care1539-3399Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care420160240.2Website
Annals of Family Medicine1544-1709Annals of Family Medicine26527928540.1Website
JAMIA open2574-2531Oxford University Press392165739.8Website
Quality in primary care1479-10641001389039.6
Journal of participatory medicine2152-7202JMIR Publications Inc.6617339.4Website
European Journal for Biomedical Informatics1801-5603Global Institute for Research and Education (OMICS)24139039.4
JMIR medical informatics2291-9694JMIR Publications Inc.1139894439.4Website
JMIR diabetes2371-4379JMIR Publications Inc.13852639.1Website
BMJ open quality2399-6641BMJ926244938.4Website
Health equity2473-1242Mary Ann Liebert418207738.3Website
American Journal of Health Sciences2157-9636Clute Institute13323338.3
International journal of practice-based learning in health and social care2051-6223Coventry University, Lanchester Library16536038.2
Health Expectations1369-6513Wiley23564745638.1Website
JMIR aging2561-7605JMIR Publications Inc.208116438Website
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health2150-1319SAGE1072587637.8Website
Health services research and managerial epidemiology2333-3928SAGE19657137.8Website
Healthcare Informatics Research2093-3681The Korean Society of Medical Informatics670751437.8Website
JMIR formative research2561-326XJMIR Publications Inc.1404274837.7Website
International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics1555-3396IGI Global477153437.7
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice2052-3211Springer Nature543288237.6Website
Journal of healthcare communications2472-1654OMICS Publishing Group21137637.4
BMC Family Practice1471-2296Springer Nature26165399037.3Website
BMJ Global Health2059-7908BMJ28312682637.2Website
보건행정학회지1225-4266The Korean Society of Health Policy and Administration34581136.8
E-health telecommunication systems and networks2167-9517Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.6325536.5
Rural and Remote Health1445-6354Rural and Remote Health21422014736.5Website
Digital health2055-2076SAGE556363236.3Website
Clinical eHealth2588-9141Elsevier5027636Website
Archives of public health0778-7367Springer Nature16361109635.7Website
BMC International Health and Human Rights1472-698XSpringer Nature5311312135.6Website
BMC Nursing1472-6955Springer Nature11661318135.6Website
Journal of patient experience2374-3735SAGE874218735.1Website
Implementation science communications2662-2211Springer Nature32773934.9Website
International Journal of Family Medicine2090-2050Hindawi Limited139211334.5
International Journal of MCH and AIDS2161-864XGlobal Health and Education Projects, Inc. (GHEP)233125934.3Website
Patient intelligence1179-3198Dove Medical Press4429934.1
Diversity and equality in health and care2049-5471Scitechnol Biosoft Pvt. Ltd (OMICS)634185234.1
Frontiers in digital health2673-253XFrontiers Media SA41273234Website
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare1798-0798Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare41829734Website
International journal of Research Foundation of Hospital and Healthcare Administration2347-4254Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing14841433.8
Global qualitative nursing research2333-3936SAGE239181233.5Website
BMC Palliative Care1472-684XSpringer Nature12831790833.4Website
Iproceedings2369-6893JMIR Publications Inc.44919333
Health & Justice2194-7899Springer Nature194157333Website
JMIR cardio2561-1011JMIR Publications Inc.11958732.8Website
Nursing reports2039-439XMDPI AG20434832.8Website
JMIR Research Protocols1929-0748JMIR Publications Inc.29411844032.8Website
Global Health Action1654-9880Taylor & Francis18553314232.8Website
Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare1178-2390Dove Medical Press13501128232.6Website
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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?
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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How can I publish my paper on
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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, b) Hybrid Open Access, c) Green Open Access, d) Bronze Open Access, e) Diamond Open Access, or f) Black Open Access