Open Access Literacy Journals

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

Literacy is ability to read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word; ability to read, write, and use arithmetic

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.

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

Open Access Literacy Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Language and Literacy1496-0974University of Alberta- Language and Literacy36899168.8Website
Health literacy research and practice2474-8307SLACK, Inc.19867168.2Website
سواد سلامت2476-471XArmenian Green Publishing Co.284367.9
Literacy and Numeracy studies1441-0559University of Technology, Sydney18884466.5
Jurnal AKRAB (Aksara agar Berdaya)2580-0795Direktorat Pendidikan Masyarakat dan Pendidikan Khusus, Ditjen PAUD Dikdas Dikmen, Kemdikbud8162.5
The journal of media literacy education2167-8715University of Rhode Island380185259.5Website
Reading & writing2079-8245AOSIS43546.5Website
Communications in Information Literacy1933-5954Portland State University Library320183839.1Website
Journal of Information Literacy1750-5968471187838.6Website
Numeracy1936-4660University of South Florida Libraries493170837.1Website
Jurnal SMaRT (Studi Masyarakat Religi dan Tradisi)2460-6294Office of Religious Research and Development3033.3Website
Adult literacy education2642-3669ProLiteracy Worldwide931730.1
International journal of literacy, culture, and language education2642-4002IUScholarWorks78624.4
Large-scale Assessments in Education2196-0739Springer Nature135131923Website
IASL conference proceedings2562-8372University of Alberta Libraries91225220.1
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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 demonstrate how frequently publications from this journal are cited in other papers. We obtain this information via OpenAlex. Although the accuracy is questionable, it might nevertheless aid you in gaining an understanding of how prestigious a publication is overall.
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What is an APC?
Article Processing Charges (APCs) are charged to authors of scholarly articles during the publication process. APCs are used by open access journals.
What are the different Open Access types?
Although there are Gold, Green, Hybrid, Bronze, Diamond, and Black Open Access licenses, here are the most common ones: Full Gold Open Access: article is freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Hybrid Open Access: refers to a publishing model in which subscription-based journals allow authors to make individual articles gold open access immediately on payment of an article publication charge. Green Open Access: refers to the possibility to make subscription-based journal articles open access by uploading the peer-reviewed and accepted author manuscript to an institutional repository (such as DiVA)