Open Access Nursing Journals

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

Nursing is activity within the health care sector

All articles published in Open Access journals have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

Hopefully this list of Nursing Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Nursing manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Nursing journals that may be relevant to your field of study. In any case, we've also included other journals that may also offer more affordable publishing fees.Instead of displaying the most commonly known Nursing journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Nursing journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Nursing 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 Nursing journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Nursing OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Nursing Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Journal of health & medical economics2471-9927Scitechnol Biosoft Pvt. Ltd (OMICS)10100
International journal of pharmaceutical research and innovation2046-5114Whites Science Innovation Limited10100
Preventive medicine research2251-2632PiscoMed Publishing Pte Ltd30100
International Journal of Palliative Care2314-579XHindawi Limited10100
한국학교보건학회지1225-9608The Korean Society of School Health24100
Clinical practice2326-1471Scientific and Academic Publishing10100
ISRN Pharmaceutics (Print)2090-6145Hindawi (International Scholarly Research Network)20100
Open journal of physiology and pathophysiology2637-6946eSciPub LLC10100
International journal of nursing science2167-7441Scientific and Academic Publishing138100
ISRN Nursing (Print)2090-5483Hindawi (International Scholarly Research Network)20100
Implementation Science1748-5908Springer Nature206411039995Website
Health Research Policy and Systems1478-4505Springer Nature12782337794Website
Human Resources for Health1478-4491Springer Nature12353213193.5Website
Public health research2050-4381National Institute for Health Research314193.5Website
BMC Palliative Care1472-684XSpringer Nature12831790893.5Website
BMC Nursing1472-6955Springer Nature11661318193.2Website
BMC Health Services Research1472-6963Springer Nature1163921675892Website
Polish Journal of Public Health0044-2011Medical University of Lublin73021691.9
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration1225-9330Korean Academy of Nursing Administration1190728691.3
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research2045-4015Springer Nature686427990.8Website
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice1940-0632Springer Nature761676190.7Website
BMC Public Health1471-2458Springer Nature2019847928188.9Website
Global Health Research and Policy2397-0642Springer Nature258248388Website
International Journal of Public Health1661-8556Frontiers Media SA19893453387.1Website
International Journal for Equity in Health1475-9276Springer Nature21294245286.2Website
BMC International Health and Human Rights1472-698XSpringer Nature5311312186.1Website
Global journal of nursing2637-4994eSciPub LLC14285.7
Advances in Emergency Medicine2314-7644Hindawi Limited2110985.7
Journal of nursing2315-4578Universe Scientific Publishing Pte. Ltd.40285
Conflict and Health1752-1505Springer Nature600871584.3Website
Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention and Policy1747-597XSpringer Nature8081356583.4Website
Harm Reduction Journal1477-7517Springer Nature9741792883.2Website
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice2052-3211Springer Nature543288282.3Website
Trends in nursing2313-8467Stellenbosch University - Trends in Nursing286482.1
Advances in Nursing2314-7725Hindawi Limited2827582.1
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes1477-7525Springer Nature330711352481.9Website
Health Economics Review2191-1991Springer Nature459487481.7Website
Integrated pharmacy research and practice2230-5254Dove Medical Press156141581.4Website
Pharmacy Education1560-2214International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)1077251281.2
Globalization and Health1744-8603Springer Nature11222671881.2Website
Journal of Nursing Education and Practice1925-4040Sciedu Press1817589380.7
Pharmacy2226-4787MDPI AG1015404680.3Website
نشریه پرستاری ایران2008-5923Armenian Green Publishing Co.691379.7
Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation1478-7547Springer Nature539967678.8Website
The Journal of Haemophilia Practice2055-3390Haemnet20718478.7
NursingPlus Open2352-9008Elsevier14144078.6Website
Phaselis: disiplinlerarası akdeniz araştırmaları dergisi2149-7826PHASELIS31277.4Website
Health & Justice2194-7899Springer Nature194157377.3Website
Health Services and Delivery Research2050-4349National Institute for Health Research352463576.4Website
Innovations in pharmacy2155-0417University of Minnesota766162176.4Website
International Journal of Mental Health Systems1752-4458Springer Nature7781320876.1Website
JMIR nursing2562-7600JMIR Publications Inc.6215375.8Website
International journal of nursing studies advances2666-142XElsevier8630975.6Website
Programme grants for applied research2050-4322National Institute for Health Research10182975.2Website
Nursing and health2332-2217Horizon Research Publishing Co., Ltd.519074.5
Palliative care and social practice2632-3524SAGE7412374.3Website
The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education0002-9459American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education54575896774.3Website
Implementation science communications2662-2211Springer Nature32773973.7Website
Jmir mhealth and uhealth2291-5222JMIR Publications Inc.23984905573.4Website
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education1225-9578The Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education953547173.3Website
Patient Experience Journal2372-0247The Beryl Institute423155373.3Website
Nursing reports2039-439XMDPI AG20434873Website
Journal of long-term care2516-9122LSE Press8114572.8Website
International journal of research in nursing1949-0194Science Publications11172.7
Frontiers of Nursing2544-8994Walter de Gruyter GmbH953372.6Website
Clinical nursing studies2324-7940Sciedu Press34074272.6
Reproductive Health1742-4755Springer Nature18733399072.1Website
Southern African journal of public health2708-9509South African Medical Association NPC7571.4
Palliative care1178-2242SAGE4933171.4Website
Pilot and Feasibility Studies2055-5784Springer Nature1120638071.3Website
Han'gug ho'seu'pi'seu wanhwa ui'lyo haghoeji1229-1285Korean Society for Hospice and Palliative Care37993271
Open Journal of Nursing2162-5336Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.964226769.6
SAGE open nursing2377-9608SAGE31558869.5Website
International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences2214-1391Elsevier465139069.2Website
Nursing Research and Practice2090-1429Hindawi Limited402563768.7Website
Population Health Metrics1478-7954Springer Nature5311813768.2Website
The Open Nursing Journal1874-4346Bentham Science333257667.9
American Journal of Nursing Science2328-575342471267.7
Archives of public health0778-7367Springer Nature16361109667.7Website
Palliative medicine and hospice care2377-8393Openventio Publishers749967.6
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making1472-6947Springer Nature27535684667.6Website
Pharmacy Practice (internet)1885-642XCentro de Investigaciones y Publicaciones Farmaceuticas (CIPF)948648767.3Website
Exploratory research in clinical and social pharmacy2667-2766Elsevier1563367.3Website
International journal of studies in nursing2424-9653July Press Pte. Ltd.521067.3
International health trends and perspectives2563-9269Ryerson University Library and Archives36966.7Website
Nursing and family health care2631-9942Open Access Text6366.7
Clinical journal of nursing care and practice2639-9911Heighten Science Publications Corporation24166.7
Injury Epidemiology2197-1714Springer Nature390318466.7Website
Indian Journal of Palliative Care0973-1075Medknow Publications1130684766.1
Primary Health Care Research & Development1463-4236Cambridge University Press1407923965.7
BMC Family Practice1471-2296Springer Nature26165399065.3Website
Internet interventions2214-7829Elsevier261114665.1Website
BMJ open quality2399-6641BMJ926244963.7Website
International research journal of health education2637-661XeSciPub LLC11163.6
Nursing2230-522XDove Medical Press9629563.5Website
Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care1539-3399Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care420160263.3Website
International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices2394-4978Graphy Publications25227962.7
Jurnal kebijakan kesehatan indonesia2089-2624Universitas Gadjah Mada8762.5
Journal of Hospital Administration1927-6990Sciedu Press595129762.5
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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 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.
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What is an APC?
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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)