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Open Access Linguistics Journals

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

Linguistics is study of human language

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Our team made this list of Linguistics Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Linguistics manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Linguistics 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 displaying just the most relevant Linguistics journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Linguistics journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Linguistics 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.

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Open Access Linguistics Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Englishes in practice2049-7156De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.17396100
Journal of Portuguese Linguistics1645-4537Ubiquity Press, Ltd.230127097.4
Semantics and Pragmatics1937-8912Semantics and Pragmatics199371497Website
Journal of the European Second Language Association2399-9101White Rose University Press4534695.6Website
Languages2226-471XMDPI AG45523194.3Website
Acta Linguistica Hungarica1216-8076Akademiai Kiado Zrt.410243793.2Website
Glossa2397-1835Ubiquity Press, Ltd.580124092.8Website
Open Linguistics2300-9969De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.28595992.6Website
Journal of Greek Linguistics1566-5844Brill290113192.4Website
Studies in African linguistics0039-3533University of Florida George A Smathers Libraries804238092Website
Journal of Universal Language1598-6381Sejong University Language Research Institute23672791.9
Russian Journal of Linguistics2312-9182Peoples' Friendship University of Russia123836791.9Website
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics2164-2834Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.46172191.8
ICAME Journal0801-577515176291.4
Catalan journal of linguistics1695-6885Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona215194989.3Website
Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America2473-8689Semantics and Pragmatics47137888.7
Research in Language1731-7533Uniwersytet Lodzki (University of Lodz)32782388.4
Linguistic Research1229-1374Institute for the Study of Language and Information, Kyung Hee University37741388.3
Journal of Fuzzy Set Valued Analysis2193-4169ISPACS GmbH16251288.3
Lingua Posnaniensis0079-4740De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.25829788
Contemporary linguistics0586-0296Hrvatsko filolosko drustvo (Croatian Philological Society)44111988Website
Discourse and Interaction1802-9930Masaryk University Press1159987
RUDN Journal of Language Studies, Semiotics and Semantics2313-2299Peoples' Friendship University of Russia77410086.6Website
Journal of Language Modelling2299-8470Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences10457085.6Website
International Journal of English Linguistics1923-869XCanadian Center of Science and Education1452253685.5
Journal of multilingual theories and practices2632-4490Equinox Publishing414085.4
Proceedings of the annual meetings on phonology2377-3324Semantics and Pragmatics27243184.6
Romanian Journal of English Studies1584-3734De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.2057284.4
Advances in Fuzzy Systems1687-7101Hindawi Limited332235084.3Website
International journal of English language teaching2329-7913Sciedu Press198284.2
Journal of Language Contact1955-2629Brill372167083.9Website
Laboratory Phonology1868-6346Ubiquity Press, Ltd.288272882.6
Govor0352-7565Hrvatsko filolosko drustvo (Croatian Philological Society)3899282.5
Dialogue and discourse2152-9620University of Illinois Libraries107108382.2Website
TESL Canada Journal0826-435XTESL Canada Federation875787782.1
Theory and Practice in Language Studies1799-2591Academy Publication3219696282
IJELTAL (Indonesian Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics)2527-6492IAIN Samarinda1086781.5
Journal of Language Teaching and Research1798-4769Academy Publication2085683581.2
Cognitive Studies2080-714721425880.8Website
Discourse and Cognition1226-5691The Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics Society of Korea456161180.7
Jezikoslovlje1331-7202Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Osijek48767380.7
International Journal of Language and Linguistics2330-0205Science Publishing Group56248280.1
Arabiyat2356-153XLP2M Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta1504580Website
Himalayan linguistics1544-7502eScholarship Publishing16629679.5Website
Studies in English language and education2461-0275LPPM Unsyiah28027479.3
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies1305-578XJournal of Language and Linguistic Studies1059176379.3
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature2200-3452Australian International Academic Centre1661228579.3
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics2301-9468Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia551104779.3Website
English Language Teaching1916-4742Canadian Center of Science and Education39731561679.3
Linguistics and Literature Studies2331-6438Horizon Research Publishing Co., Ltd.30717379.2
Isogloss2385-4138Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona1228478.7Website
Oslo Studies in Language1890-9639University of Oslo Library27239078.7Website
Linguistica Pragensia0862-8432Portico1588378.5Website
English Linguistics Research1927-6028Sciedu Press27562478.2
Studia Anglica Posnaniensia0081-6272De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.491101078Website
Fuzzy Information and Engineering1616-8666Taylor & Francis418247478Website
Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística2183-9077Associacao Portuguesa de Linguistica1624677.8
LSA annual meeting extended abstracts2377-3367Semantics and Pragmatics24320677.8
Indo-European linguistics2212-5884Brill636577.8Website
Neurobiology of language2641-4368MIT Press7623577.6Website
International journal of linguistics, literature and translation2617-0299Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development6504377.2
International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning2243-7754Consortia Academia Publishing25078077.2
Language Testing in Asia2229-0443Springer Nature230103477Website
Advances in Language and Literary Studies2203-4714Australian International Academic Centre1241128177
Linguistic evidence in security, law and intelligence2327-5596University Library System, University of Pittsburgh133976.9
Semantics and Linguistic Theory2163-594313691110876.9
Sustainable Multilingualism2335-2019Walter de Gruyter GmbH26616276.7
Stellenbosch papers in linguistics1027-3417Stellenbosch University - SPIL19748676.6Website
Acta Linguistica Asiatica2232-3317Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana23111076.6Website
TEFLIN Journal0215-773XTeflin Journal367115776.3Website
Argument & Computation1946-2174IOS Press164252176.2
Studies in linguistics and literature2573-6426Scholink Co, Ltd.1374375.9
Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes2334-9182University of Nis47823375.9
Studia Linguistica Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis1897-1059Uniwersytet Jagiellonski – Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego38427675.3
Eurasian journal of applied linguistics2149-1135Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics15426575.3Website
Narrative works1925-0622Consortium Erudit524475
Papers in historical phonology2399-6714Edinburgh University Library516274.5Website
Journal of applied linguistics and literature2503-524XUNIB Press1395274.1Website
Contrastive pragmatics2666-0385Brill5016574
Studies in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology1226-8690The Phonology-Morphology Circle of Korea35033774
Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics1735-1634Armenian Green Publishing Co.14118773.8
Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching2084-1965Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan416377673.6Website
Apples: journal of applied language studies1457-9863Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies20765673.4Website
Research in corpus linguistics2243-4712Research in Corpus Linguistics1089173.1Website
Taikomoji kalbotyra2029-8935Vilnius University1374773Website
Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics1481-868XCanadian Journal of Applied Linguistics356196572.8Website
Indonesian journal of EFL and linguistics2503-4197Yayasan Visi Intan Permata (Centrall)1204272.5
Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education2363-5169Springer Nature13139072.5Website
Journal of Languages and Culture2141-6540Academic Journals13121072.5
Advanced Education2409-3351Kyiv Politechnic Institute34626672.3Website
Lingua Cultura1978-8118Universitas Bina Nusantara41623272.1Website
The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics0032-6585380306672.1
JEELLS (Journal of English Education and Linguistics Studies)2407-2575STAIN Kediri1819871.8Website
ZAS papers in linguistics1435-9588University Library J. C. Senckenberg542239671.8
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning2252-8385UIN Walisongo Semarang1094771.6Website
Journal of Korean Language Education1225-6137The International Association For Korean Language Education116620871.4
AZTI arrantza1578-6617528871.2
ExELL2303-4858Walter de Gruyter GmbH526071.2Website
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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?
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 works from this journal are referenced in other research papers. This data is obtained from OpenAlex. Even though the accuracy is debatable, it could help you determine how prestigious a journal is on the whole.
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