Open Access History Journals

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

History is past events and their tracks or records, studied by various branches of human sciences of history

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 History OA journals will hopefully make it easier for you to have a better idea regarding where your want to publish your History manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor History journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. We've made this extensive list of open access History journals so you can get a better overview of all the journals where you can publish open access.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best History 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 History journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of History OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access History Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Journal of Wetland Archaeology1473-2971Taylor & Francis17560197.7Website
Public History Review1037-985116624995.8
The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries0036-0473Rutgers University Libraries65524695.1
Asian Ethnology1882-6865Nanzan University29640492.6Website
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology1062-4740Ubiquity Press, Ltd.60756492.1Website
Open Archaeology2300-656028783991.6Website
museum and society1479-8360University of Leicester498243591Website
Journal of Transnational American Studies1940-0764eScholarship Publishing59039390.5Website
Documenta Praehistorica1408-967XFaculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana580333790.3Website
Oral Tradition0883-5365456117290.1Website
Journal of Indo-Pacific archaeology2375-0510University of Washington Libraries4822389.6
European Journal of American Studies1991-9336OpenEdition88461489.6Website
Essays in Medieval Studies1043-221317942088.3
Geojournal of Tourism and Geosites2065-0817Asociatia de Geografie74895087.4Website
Present Pasts1759-2941Ubiquity Press, Ltd.6224787.1
Journal of Cave and Karst Studies1090-6924National Speleological Society316278586.7
Acta Carsologica0583-6050The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti (ZRC SAZU)748438686.5
Estonian Journal of Archaeology1406-2933Estonian Academy Publishers23140286.1Website
Starinar0350-0241National Library of Serbia30442484.9Website
Museum Anthropology Review1938-5145IUScholarWorks39925484.7Website
Journal of terrorism research2049-7040University of St. Andrews Library14966784.6Website
Journal of Lithic Studies2055-0472Edinburgh University Library34364484.5Website
Journal of Current Chinese Affairs1868-1026SAGE361273084.5Website
Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism2141-6575Academic Journals6229783.9
Walt Whitman Quarterly Review0737-0679121757083.9
Agricultural and Food Economics2193-7532Springer Nature239226883.7Website
The American journal of Islamic social sciences0887-7653International Institute of Islamic Thought842125383.6
Czech Journal of Tourism: Journal of Masaryk University1805-3580De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.6751683.6
ICAME Journal0801-577515176283.4
Heritage2571-9408MDPI AG637136483Website
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association0156-1316University of Washington Libraries608368282.9
Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics1391-7358Sri Lanka Journals Online8041982.5
Journal of Indonesian Islam1978-6301State Islamic University (UIN) of Sunan, Ampel26447281.4Website
Journal of tourism futures2055-5911Emerald (MCB UP)348243681Website
The Bible and Critical Theory1832-3391Monash University79538280.9Website
Internet Archaeology1363-5387Council for British Archaeology787229580.4Website
Ethnobiology Letters2159-8126Society of Ethnobiology41195580.3Website
Islamic Economic Studies1319-1616TechKnowledge General Trading LLC252269680.2Website
South African Journal of Agricultural Extension0301-603X402118080.1Website
Studia Islamika0215-0492Studia Islamika, Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta64676579.9
International journal of geoheritage and parks2577-4441Elsevier12640179.4Website
Japanese Journal of Religious Studies0304-1042Nanzan University1518278879.2Website
Quaternary2571-550XMDPI AG17771379.1Website
China quarterly of international strategic studies2377-740021038179Website
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations1930-3777Boston College University Libraries48425978.9Website
American journal of Islam and society2690-3733International Institute of Islamic Thought2193145678.8Website
Kritika Kultura1656-152XPhilJOL92222578.4Website
Aboriginal History0314-8769ANU Press1219243878.2
Quaker Studies1363-013XLiverpool University Press52949577.7Website
Archaeological discovery2331-1959Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.12028177.5
Zbornik Radova Vizantoloskog Instituta0584-9888National Library of Serbia43541677.5Website
The Islamic quarterly0021-1842Ankara University35141777.2
Open quaternary2055-298XUbiquity Press, Ltd.7537876Website
Bulletin of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan0030-5219The Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan160024475.7
Culture & History Digital Journal2253-797XEditorial CSIC26826875.4Website
Global media and China2059-4372SAGE22158175.1Website
Turizam1450-6661Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science20552875.1Website
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance1836-0394University of Technology, Sydney30080175Website
Geochronometria1733-8387De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.537654174.9
The Review of Korean Studies1229-0076The Academy of Korean Studies72285874.8
Ancient narrative1568-3532University of Groningen Press37854374.6
IZA Journal of Migration2193-9039Springer Nature117164574.4Website
Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees0229-5113York University Libraries1334518274.3Website
Environmental humanities2201-1919Duke University Press279395274.2Website
Tourism1332-7461Institute for Tourism27885674.1
Anthropological Journal of European Cultures1755-2923Berghahn Books31967174Website
The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development2152-0801Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems1070423173.8Website
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity2213-0624Brill16422173.8
International Journal of Coal Science & Technology2095-8293Springer Nature499443873.5Website
Classica et Mediaevalia0106-5815Aarhus University Library20033073.5Website
International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development2159-5852ScopeMed44939373.1Website
American Studies in Scandinavia0044-8060Copenhagen Business School100540272.9
Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health1391-5452Sri Lanka Journals Online142782772.7Website
Collective dynamics2366-8539Forschungszentrum Julich, Zentralbibliotek13533572.6Website
The Carl Beck papers in Russian and East European studies0889-275X19050572.6
Athens Journal of Tourism2241-8148Athens Institute for Education and Research ATINER15328972.5
Genealogy2313-5778MDPI AG44246472.4Website
Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica - Natural Sciences in Archaeology1804-848XArcheologicke Centrum Olomouc21441172.4Website
Island studies journal1715-2593Institute of Island Studies18961972Website
Journal of contemporary East Asia studies2476-1028Taylor & Francis14339572Website
Yesterday and Today2223-0386Academy of Science of South Africa23934471.5Website
Tydskrif Vir Letterkunde0041-476XAcademy of Science of South Africa147870571.4Website
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology0965-9315UCL Press798103671.3Website
Acta Orientalia0001-6438University of Oslo Library753127970.9
Journal of Flood Risk Management1753-318XWiley9731168570.8Website
The Journal of Chinese Sociology2198-2635Springer Nature16758970.7Website
RILEM technical letters2518-0231Rilem Publications SARL132168570.5Website
Comparative Migration Studies2214-594XSpringer Nature319265970.5Website
Theoretical Roman archaeology journal2515-2289Open Library of Humanities38980370.4Website
Archaeologia Polona0066-5924Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences115890270.2Website
The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review1096-7508Wageningen Academic Publishers10651098570Website
China CDC weekly2096-7071Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention675287369.9
Land2073-445XMDPI AG37421573569.6Website
Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance2460-6618Bank Indonesia, Central Banking Research Department22125369.2Website
Religions2077-1444MDPI AG2243142768.8Website
European Countryside1803-8417De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.385187568.6Website
Journal of computer applications in archaeology2514-8362Ubiquity Press, Ltd.6033968.3Website
Trabajos De Prehistoria0082-5638Editorial CSIC1112737568.3Website
Asian Culture and History1916-9655Canadian Center of Science and Education39056968.2
Science and technology of archaeological research2054-8923Taylor & Francis12274868Website
Page 1 of 10

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access is an international movement that aims to provide free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data
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 articles from a journal have been referenced in other works. We get this data from OpenAlex.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
If you're interested in seing more lists similar to this one, you can find all our lists on
How can I publish my paper on
At the moment, we do not offer publishing services, that's why we made these lists, so you can find the right journal to publish your paper in. Our goal with is to help disseminate research.
What is an APC?
In some cases, articles published in journals are made open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made usually made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services provided.
What are the different Open Access types?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.