Natural science is branch of science about the natural world
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.
This list of Natural science Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Natural science manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Natural science journals that might be relevant to your field of study.In many cases, you only see lists of Natural science journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Natural science journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Natural science 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 Natural science journals in this list are indexed in OA.mg.
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Natural science OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access (OA) is a set of principles and practices through which research is freely distributed online
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 represent the times that works have cited papers under this journal. In our case, we obtain this data from OpenAlex, an open catalog of scholarly papers. It's hard to say how accurate it is but it can give you a general idea on how prestigious the journal is. The more work that have cited it, the better.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
If you're interested in seing more lists similar to this one, you can find all our lists on OA.mg
How can I publish my paper on OA.mg?
Our aim at OA.mg is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in OA.mg so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
An APC is the article processing charge that an author of a given research paper has to pay in order to get it published in a journal. APCs are most commonly used by open access journals or by journals who offer open access publishing.
What are the different Open Access types?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, b) Hybrid Open Access, c) Green Open Access, d) Bronze Open Access, e) Diamond Open Access, or f) Black Open Access