Open Access Musical Journals

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

Musical is work that combines songs, music, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance

Open access (OA) is a key part of making research shareable and reproducable. All journal articles published open access undergoe the same rigorous peer review process.

Our team made this list of Musical Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Musical manuscript.
The list below includes all high-impact factor Musical journals as well as new up and comming journals where it might also be more affordable to publish.Rather than displaying just the most relevant Musical journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Musical journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Musical 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 Musical journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Musical OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Musical Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Ethnomusicology Translations2473-6422IUScholarWorks12466.7
Reviews of research in human learning and music2162-2213Center for Music Learning4650
Interdisciplinary Studies in Musicology1734-2406Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan6250
Naukovì zbìrki Lʹvìvsʹkoï nacìonalʹnoï muzičnoï akademìï ìmenì M. V. Lisenka2310-0583Lviv National Music Academy named after Mykola Lysenko61049.2
Journal of creative music systems2399-7656University of Huddersfield Press339248.5Website
Vìsnik Kiïvsʹkogo nacìonalʹnogo unìversitetu kulʹturi ì mistectv2616-7581Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts98145.9Website
Empirical Musicology Review1559-5749The Ohio State University Libraries487179545.8Website
Muzikologija1450-9814National Library of Serbia37018343.5Website
Musicologist: International journal of music studies2618-5652Musicologist521240.4
Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval2514-3298Ubiquity Press, Ltd.6522140Website
Проблемы музыкальной науки1997-0854Scholarly-Methodical Center Innovative Art Studies5533839.6
Facta Universitatis2466-2887University of Nis49438.8
Sora : Jurnal Pengkajian dan Penciptaan Musik2407-3938Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta42038.1
Časopis Nacìonalʹnoï muzičnoï akademìï Ukraïni ìmenì P.Ì. Čajkovsʹkogo2414-052XUkrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music163138
Carl Nielsen studies1603-3663Aarhus University Library73637
Musicological Annual0580-373XFaculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana102914935.7Website
Problemi etnomuzikologìï2522-4212Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music20035
Music Theory Online1067-3040Society for Music Theory1039242334.8Website
Canadian University Music Review0710-0353Consortium Erudit64141534.5
Anuario Musical0211-3538Editorial CSIC3828734.3Website
E-Journal of Music Research2737-7040Noyam Publishers6033.3
Intonations2562-0479University of Alberta Libraries6033.3
The open information systems journal1874-1339Bentham Science3633.3
Journal of Music and Dance2360-8579Academic Journals9233.3
Iranian physical journal1735-93253033.3
Problemi vzaêmodìï mistectv, pedagogìki ta teorìï ì praktiki osvìti2519-4496Kharkiv I.P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts182533
Ricercare2346-4747Universidad EAFIT861231.4Website
Glasbeno-pedagoški zbornik1318-6876University of Primorska Press35231.4
Aspekti ìstoričnogo muzikoznavstva2519-4143Kharkiv I.P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts182330.8
Keteg: Jurnal Pengetahuan, Pemikiran dan Kajian Tentang Bunyi1412-2065Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta52030.8
Music & science2059-2043SAGE15552730.3Website
Directions of New Music2207-3922Edith Cowan University10130
Muzykalʹnoe iskusstvo i obrazovanie2309-1428Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education Moscow Pedagogical State University1642629.9Website
African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music0065-4019Rhodes University691119129.7
El Oído Pensante2250-71163184529.6Website
Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland1649-7341Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI)1336928.6
Nota bene1920-89791032028.2
Revista Electrónica Complutense de Investigación en Educación Musical1698-7454Universidad Complutense de Madrid13420127.6Website
Kiïvsʹke muzikoznavstvo2617-0302R. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music60126.7
Clang1850-3381Universidad Nacional de La Plata15026.7
Asian-European music research journal2625-378XLogos Verlag Berlin64526.6Website
Musicology Today1734-1663De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.1775726.6Website
Nordic Research in Music Education2703-8041Cappelen Damm AS - Cappelen Damm Akademisk27625.9Website
Selonding: Jurnal Etnomusikologi Indonesia1412-1514Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta107225.2
Current Musicology0011-3735105583124.9Website
Revista da Tulha2447-7117Universidade de Sao Paulo, Agencia USP de Gestao da Informacao Academica (AGUIA)158224.1Website
Review of Artistic Education2069-755444913423.4
Revista Electrónica de LEEME1575-9563Universitat de Valencia35120023.1Website
Musica Hodie1676-3939Universidade Federal de Goias2354723
Етномузика2523-4846Lviv National Music Academy named after Mykola Lysenko22022.7
JSM (Jurnal Seni Musik)2301-4091Universitas Negeri Semarang81322.2
Per Musi1517-7599Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Pro-Reitoria de Pesquisa42824322Website
Excellence in performing arts research2375-2505Kent State University23821.7
Engaging students2689-2871The Ohio State University Libraries1313920.6
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
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.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
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How can I publish my paper on
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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?
Different open access types are commonly described using a colour system. The most commonly recognised names are “green”, “gold”, and “hybrid” open access; however, “bronze”, “black”, and “diamond” also exist.