Open Access Human rights Journals

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

Human rights is inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled

All articles published in Open Access journals have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

We hope this list of Human rights OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Human rights manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Human rights journals that may be relevant to your field of study. In any case, we've also included other journals that may also offer more affordable publishing fees.Rather than just the top hits Human rights journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Human rights journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Human rights 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 Human rights journals in this list are indexed in
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Open Access Human rights Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Religion and Human Rights1871-031XBrill29627288.5
Human Rights Education Review2535-5406OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University9411667Website
Torture1018-8185Aarhus University Library1767866.5Website
African Human Rights Law Journal1609-073XAcademy of Science of South Africa586171063Website
The Age of human rights2340-9592Universidad de Jaen1524357.9Website
Dike1870-6924Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla10150
Singidunum Journal of Applied Sciences2217-8090Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science2050
Groningen journal of international law2352-2674University of Groningen Press12113942.1Website
African human rights yearbook2523-1367Pretoria University Law Press171435.3
Journal Of Southeast Asian Human Rights2599-2147UPT Penerbitan Universitas Jember843733.3
Polski Przegląd Stosunków Międzynarodowych2300-143712033.3
Constitutional review2460-0016Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia843733.3Website
فصلنامه فقه پزشکی2008-86209033.3
Review of human rights2520-7024Review of Human Rights (RHR)572433.3
Informes2386-9860Universitat de Valencia3033.3
Kathmandu School of Law review2091-2110Kathmandu School of Law Review, Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal26130.8
The Canadian journal of children's rights2369-7512Carleton University1354326.7
Law, Democracy and Development2077-4907African Journals Online35580626.2Website
Journal of information rights, policy, and practice2398-5437Winchester University Press274025.9Website
Access to justice in Eastern Europe2663-0575East-European Law Research Center1556125.8Website
Laws2075-471XMDPI AG442174425.3Website
The general assembly review2563-2426University of Western Ontario, Western Libraries8025
Brill research perspectives2405-8378Brill4125
Polski Rocznik Praw Człowieka i Prawa Humanitarnego2082-1786Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurski243125
International Law1692-8156Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana532124.5
Brill open law2352-7072Brill171323.5
Utrecht journal of international and European law2053-5341Ubiquity Press, Ltd.26423.1Website
African disability rights yearbook2311-8970491522.4
Europe and the world2399-2875UCL Press422421.4Website
Revista Institutului Naţional de Justiţie1857-2405National Institute of Justice48020.8Website
Utrecht law review1871-515XUtrecht University School of Law475228220.6Website
Anuario de acción humanitaria y derechos humanos2530-4275University of Deusto2155020.5Website
Journal of qualitative research in tourism2632-9670Edward Elgar Publishing491020.4
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access is the free online access of research articles coupled with the rights to use and distribute these articles fully in the digital environment.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
Relevance is used to quantify the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, “Brain Stimulation” has a relevance of “24” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it is somewhat related 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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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, 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.