Open Access Higher education Journals

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

Higher education is academic tertiary education, such as from colleges and universities

A journal article is 'open access' when there are no financial, legal or technical barriers to accessing it - that is to say when anyone can read, download, distribute, print, and search it.

Hopefully this list of Higher education Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Higher education manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Higher education journals that might be relevant to your field of study.Instead of displaying the most commonly known Higher education journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Higher education journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Higher education 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 Higher education journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Higher education OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Higher education Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Journal of Montessori research & education2002-3375Stockholm University Press11100
NACADA Journal0271-9517National Academic Advising Association NACADA781675393.1
Currents2689-8527University of Michigan Library242591.7
South African journal of higher education1011-3487African Journals Online24861136888.3Website
Comparative Professional Pedagogy2308-4081De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.32818472
International journal of educational technology in higher education2365-9440Springer Nature14297657Website
Higher education evaluation and development2514-5789Emerald (MCB UP)5013056Website
Canadian Journal of Higher Education0316-1218The Canadian Journal of Higher Education/la Revue canadienne d'enseignement superieur1625744051.1Website
Unìversiteti ì lìderstvo2520-6702Institute of Higher Education NAES of Ukraine1003850Website
Journal-economic history2524-2059ECORFAN2050
Yükseköğretim dergisi2146-7978Deomed Publishing6050
Asian Higher Education Chronicles2622-5514Petra Christian University13246.2
BRICS education2709-365422445.5
Higher Learning Research Communications2157-6254Laureate Education, Inc.20583343.9Website
International higher education1084-0613Boston College University Libraries1746592843.2
Higher Education Studies1925-4741Canadian Center of Science and Education719281243
Education. Innovation. Diversity2661-5401Rezekne Academy of Technologies17041.2Website
International journal of African higher education2313-5069Boston College University Libraries10624340.6
Journal of Economic Education2301-7341Universitas Negeri Semarang5240Website
Journal of Student Affairs in Africa2307-6267Stellenbosch University - Journal of Student Affairs in Africa29029539.7Website
Journal of women in educational leadership1541-622413638.5
Journal of international students2162-3104STAR Scholars Network30432536.8Website
Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice2051-9788Edinburgh Napier University29356435.5Website
International journal for educational integrity1833-2595Springer Nature6010735Website
Georgia journal of college student affairs2330-7269Georgia Southern University61934.4Website
Learning and Teaching1755-2273Berghahn Books32084334.1Website
International journal of higher education1927-6044Sciedu Press38633933.9
Open Praxis1369-9997428209333.9Website
Journal of university teaching and learning practice1449-9789University of Wollongog Library923337933.8
Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education1759-667XAssociation for Learning Development in Higher Education45151533.5Website
Analele ştiinţifice ale Universităţii "Al.I. Cuza" din Iaşi0379-78643133.3
International journal of journalism & mass communication2349-2635Graphy Publications3133.3
Journal of academic advising2577-168XIUScholarWorks6233.3
Journal of Research in Higher Education2559-6624Babes-Bolyai University27433.3Website
Evaluating education: Normative systems and institutional practices2570-0251312332.3
The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education0002-9459American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education54575896731.6Website
Higher education politics & economics2577-7270STAR Scholars Network355031.4
The Professional Counselor2164-3989The Professional Counselor at the National Board for Certified Counselors7710731.2
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching2368-4526University of Windsor Leddy Library32759630.9Website
Tuning journal for higher education2340-8170University of Deusto15530630.3Website
American Journal of Business Education1942-2504Clute Institute705279929.4
Philippine innovative education journal. (Print)2651-7000Central Philippines State University7128.6
Education2617-3107National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine796227.8Website
Open Review of Educational Research2326-5507Taylor & Francis7374927.4Website
Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education2378-5497Informing Science Institute7713527.3
Makerere Journal of Higher Education1816-6822African Journals Online16918727.2
AAOU Journal1858-3431Emerald (MCB UP )509326Website
Contemporary Issues in Education Research1940-5847Clute Institute511279226
Journal of teaching and learning for graduate employability1838-3815Deakin University555525.5Website
Pedagogy of learning2320-9526Krishma P.G. College of Education4025
Journal of International Education Research2158-0979Clute Institute257110424.5
International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education1698-580XSpringer Nature1028842224.3Website
College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal1548-9566Clute Institute18461123.9
Metropolitan universities1047-8485IUPUI University Library15617223.1Website
The Professional Educator0196-786XTruman Pierce Institute251151623.1Website
International journal of Chinese education2212-585XSAGE17434823Website
The journal of counselor preparation and supervision2164-3288North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision12739122.8
Университетское управление: практика и анализ1999-6640Ural Federal University33433722.5Website
Communications in Information Literacy1933-5954Portland State University Library320183822.5Website
Novìj kolegìum1562-529XKharkiv National University of Radioelectronics78221.8
Transformation in higher education2415-0991AOSIS6935921.7Website
Across the Disciplines1554-8244The WAC Clearinghouse31158021.5Website
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning1492-3831Athabasca University Press16003889820.6Website
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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?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
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
Our aim at is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
The Article Processing Charge (APC) is the fee that publishers of some open access journals charge in order to publish articles.
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.