Open Access Metropolitan area Journals

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

Metropolitan area is a government-defined region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated but economically-linked surroundings

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.

Our team made this list of Metropolitan area Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Metropolitan area manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Metropolitan area journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than displaying just the most relevant Metropolitan area journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Metropolitan area journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Metropolitan area 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 Metropolitan area journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Metropolitan area OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Metropolitan area Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Journal of public and professional sociology2154-8935Kennesaw State University, Horace W. Sturgis Library10100Website
LHI journal2093-8829Land and Housing Institute2050
Space science international2524-2253Science Publications2250
European journal of spatial development1650-9544Nordregio41450Website
Studies in language and culture1403-25703033.3
Journal of transportation demand management research2642-6188University of South Florida Libraries4025
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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?
It refers to the strength of association between this journal being listed and the concept, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Research In Mechanical Engineering has a relevance of “0” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has no relevance to the field of Computer Science.
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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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”.