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Open Access Media studies Journals

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

Media studies is discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history and effects of various media

Open Access journals publish papers that are free to the reader to download. OA papers have undergone peer review and are not more or less stringent than papers in closed journals — the main difference is in the business model.

This list of Media studies Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Media studies manuscript.
We have thousands of high-impact factor Media studies journals in our list.In many cases, you only see lists of Media studies journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Media studies journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Media studies 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 Media studies journals in this list are indexed in
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Open Access Media studies Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Bridging humanities2542-5099Brill21100
The journal of media literacy education2167-8715University of Rhode Island380185290Website
Pacific Journalism Review1023-9499Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Library1242180285.6Website
Aboriginal History0314-8769ANU Press1219243874.2
Pacific journalism monographs2253-411311372.7
Cultural Studies Review1446-8123University of Technology, Sydney1645470.1
International journal of communications and networks2637-6571eSciPub LLC3066.7
Journalism and media2673-5172MDPI AG919964.8Website
Nordicom Review1403-1108699519461.8
View : Journal of European Television History and Culture2213-0969Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision30429858.6Website
For(e)dialogue2398-0532University of Leicester221354.5
Social media and society2056-3051SAGE10911152854.2Website
Transformative Works and Cultures1941-2258Transformative Works and Cultures907174951.7Website
Westminster papers in communication and culture1744-6708University of Westminster Press303206850.2
Cuadernos de información0716-162XPontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile6450
Film education journal2515-7086UCL Press677147.8Website
Nordic journal of media studies2003-184XDe Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.426347.6
Media and Communication2183-2439Cogitatio620459147.4Website
museum and society1479-8360University of Leicester498243547.4Website
Social Communication2299-5382Walter de Gruyter GmbH8013646.3
Communication cultures in Africa2631-5408Winchester University Press13446.2Website
Brazilian journalism research1808-4079Associacao Brasileira de Pesquisadores de Jornalismo911445.1Website
Central European journal of communication1899-510132443444.1
CM1452-7405Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science10416943.3
Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net1916-1441Consortium Erudit45518243.1
JOMEC Journal2049-2340Cardiff University Press17426442
The Deakin review of children's literature1927-1484University of Alberta - The Deakin Review of Childrens Literature67041.8
Writers in conversation2203-4293Flinders University Library48541.7
Writers2688-9595University of Oklahoma Libraries24041.7
مجلة اريد الدولية للدراسات الاعلامية وعلوم الإتصال2709-2062Arabic Researcher ID29041.4
CM2466-541XCentre for Evaluation in Education and Science937440.9Website
Journal of corpora and discourse studies2515-0251Cardiff University Press322740.6
Insight-News media2661-3107PiscoMed Publishing Pte Ltd10240
Review of journalism and mass communication2333-5742American Research Institute for Policy Development10240
Journal of European Periodical Studies2506-6587Ghent University1607040Website
Global media and China2059-4372SAGE22158139.8Website
Open screens2516-2888Open Library of Humanities56239.3Website
The Journal of media innovations1894-5562University of Oslo Library8362838.6
Journal of Media and Communication Studies2141-2545Academic Journals11414737.7
International Conference on Cultural Informatics, Communication & Media Studies2654-1866National Documentation Centre (EKT)16837.5
Public History Review1037-985116624937.3
MEDIANZ: Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand2382-218X13915336.7
Interaksi: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi2301-6051Institute of Research and Community Services Diponegoro University (LPPM UNDIP)951735.8
Digital Age in Semiotics & Communication2603-3585New Bulgarian University311235.5
Habaršy1563-0242al-Farabi Kazakh National University166635.5
International journal of crisis communication2617-121XGreen Publishers341035.3
The Fibreculture Journal1449-1443The Fibreculture Journal192115534.4Website
Mediatization Studies2451-1188Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie442934.1
Harmonia : Jurnal Pengetahuan dan Pemikiran Seni (e-journal)2355-3820Universitas Negeri Semarang3033.3
International journal of journalism & mass communication2349-2635Graphy Publications3133.3
Journal of research in humanities and social science2321-9467IOSR Journals3533.3
World of media2307-1605Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University634233.3Website
Probe-Media and communication studies2661-4111Universe Scientific Publishing Pte. Ltd.28032.1
Advances in journalism and communication2328-4927Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.12410531.5
Studies in Media and Communication2325-8071Redfame Publishing25248831.3
Contemporary voices2516-3159University of St. Andrews Library42831Website
Žurnalistikos tyrimai2029-1132Vilnius University1394030.9
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication)2579-6100Universitas Islam Indonesia (Islamic University of Indonesia)13230.8
International journal of media, journalism and mass communications2454-9479ARC Publications Pvt Ltd.822230.5
Journal of Public Pedagogies2207-4422Victoria University562530.4
The Journal of New Zealand Studies1176-306X74436130.4
Advanced humanities and social sciences2520-5986Intellectual Consortium of Drug Discovery and Technology Development Incorporation10030
Persona Studies2205-5258Deakin University11030830Website
Journalistica1901-6220Aarhus University Library1206930
Intersections2068-3472Universitate din Bucuresti (University of Bucharest)10030Website
Mutual images2496-1868Mutual Images1001330
Social Communication2450-7563De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.31329
Media industries2373-9037University of Michigan Library16638628.9Website
The Southeastern Librarian0038-3686Kennesaw State University, Horace W. Sturgis Library43630128.7
Authorship2034-4643Ghent University1084728.7Website
Smithsonian contributions to history and technology1948-6006Smithsonian Institution7128.6
Actographe2490-9459Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University7028.6
TESOL in context2209-0916Deakin University321128.1
Journal of Human Security1835-3800Librello19732927.9Website
Л.Н. Гумилев атындағы Еуразия ұлттық университетінің хабаршысы2616-7174L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University112027.7
Journal of Professional Communication1920-6852McMaster University Library13411027.6
Loading ..1923-2691Consortium Erudit401727.5
Medijske studije1847-9758Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb918027.5Website
International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies2276-6502International Research Journals (OMICS)11727.3
Kinema1192-6252University of Waterloo49011727.3
Jurnal komunikasi ikatan sarjana komunikasi Indonesia2503-0795Jurnal Komuniksi ISKI1436127.3
Online journal of communication and media technologies1986-3497Bastas Publications49490227.3
Jurnal kajian media2579-9436Dr. Soetomo University63527
Philippine Studies0031-7837Ateneo de Manila University668129826.6
The Entertainment and Sports Law Journal1748-944XUniversity of Westminster Press21149826.5Website
Medijska istraživanja1330-6928Media Research531026.4Website
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture2000-4214Taylor & Francis23577226.4Website
Voprosy teorii i praktiki žurnalistiki2308-6203Baikal State University35710226.3
The comics grid2048-0792Open Library of Humanities14515626.2Website
Journal of peace, development & communication2663-7898Peace and Development Foundation - PDF130426.2
Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications2407-9499Athens Institute for Education and Research ATINER15710726.1Website
IAFOR journal of Asian studies2187-6037The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)232526.1
Jurnal the messenger2086-1559Universitas Semarang23910625.9Website
Index Comunicación2174-1859Universidad Rey Juan Carlos37022525.9Website
Ekpoma Journal of Theatre and Media Arts2006-1838African Journals Online109925.7
Estudos em comunicação1646-4974Universidade da Beira Interior1568025.6Website
Journal of festive studies2641-9939H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online552025.5Website
Preferencje Polityczne2083-327X20025
Conjunctions2246-3755De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.281625
National journal of multidisciplinary research and development2455-9040AkiNik Publications4025
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What is Open Access (OA)?
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