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Open Access Oceanography Journals

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

Oceanography is branch of Earth science that studies the ocean

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 Oceanography OA journals will hopefully make it easier for you to have a better idea regarding where your want to publish your Oceanography manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Oceanography journals that might be relevant to your field of study.We've made this extensive list of open access Oceanography journals so you can get a better overview of all the journals where you can publish open access.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Oceanography 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 Oceanography journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Oceanography OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Oceanography Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Advances in Oceanography2314-7733Hindawi Limited355100
The open health services and policy journal1874-9240Bentham Science1185100
Ocean Science1812-078411742400292.2Website
Climate of The Past1814-932417135056490.5Website
Regional climate studies1862-02485242188.5
Ba'da1226-2978The Korean Society of Oceanography14233385.2
Biological oceanography0196-5581Taylor & Francis108338084.3Website
Arctic science2368-7460Canadian Science Publishing263141383.7Website
Weather and climate dynamics2698-4016Copernicus GmbH13732183.2Website
Carbon Balance and Management1750-0680Springer Nature311670482.3Website
Oceans2673-1924MDPI AG9311781.7Website
Smithsonian contributions to the marine sciences0196-0768Smithsonian Institution58198381
International Journal of Oceanography1687-9406Hindawi Limited6764080.6
Earth System Dynamics Discussions2190-4987Copernicus GmbH8271295980.5Website
The Cryosphere1994-041622716587678.9Website
Physical Oceanography0928-5105Marine Hydrophysical Institute of RAS1258146978.6Website
Journal of Sea Research1385-1101Elsevier22075343478.6Website
Tropical cyclone research and review2225-6032Elsevier7623177.6Website
npj climate and atmospheric science2397-3722Springer Nature277345176.9Website
Microplastics and Nanoplastics2662-4966Springer Nature3914276.9Website
Proceedings of ... Conference on Coastal Engineering0589-087XCoastal Engineering Reserach Council45251764076.2
Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies1883-0838Japanese Coral Reef Society254128076
Polish Polar Research0138-0338De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.840817875.5Website
The International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems1759-3131SAGE14567875.2Website
Weather and climate extremes2212-0947Elsevier444913674.8Website
Climate change ecology2666-9005Elsevier583774.1Website
Climate2225-1154MDPI AG951790374.1Website
Climate Risk Management2212-0963Elsevier456688172.8Website
Extreme weather and society2367-3400297172.4
Atoll research bulletin0077-5630Smithsonian Institution782986172.3
American Journal of Climate Change2167-9495Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.347234172.3
Journal of marine science2661-3239Bilingual Publishing Co.612372.1
Plankton and Benthos Research1880-8247The Plankton Society of Japan (The Japanese Association of Benthology)483319370.8
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management1756-8692Emerald (MCB UP)759896170.4Website
Anthropocene coasts2561-4150Canadian Science Publishing5726870.2
Advances in Climate Change Research1674-9278Elsevier692587669.2Website
Revista Brasileira de Oceanografia1413-7739SciELO8055268.8
Advances in statistical climatology, meteorology and oceanography2364-35796428968.8Website
International journal of oceanography and marine ecological system2224-249XScience Alert165968.8
Frontiers in climate2624-9553Frontiers Media SA37583468.5Website
Han-gug hae-an hae-yang gonghaghoe nonmunjib1976-8192Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers49991068.5
Oceanography1042-8275The Oceanography Society25255296468Website
Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science2141-2294Academic Journals3414867.6
Polar Research0800-0395Norwegian Polar Institute22352823067.5Website
Arktika. Èkologiâ i èkonomika2223-4594IBRAE RAN27623867.4Website
Marine Research in Indonesia2443-2008Indonesian Institute of Sciences31583966.7
Wetlands Australia Journal0725-0312University of New South Wales24683366.7
Frontiers in Marine Science2296-7745Frontiers Media SA82705522066.6Website
Advances in Oceanography and Limnology1947-5721PAGEPress Publications204130866.2
Climate Services2405-8807Elsevier268287366Website
Annals of Glaciology0260-3055Cambridge University Press56059266165.5Website
Journal of Limnology1129-5767PAGEPress Publications10911552365.2Website
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering2077-1312MDPI AG44651483865.1Website
Journal of Water and Climate Change2040-2244IWA Publishing1017574165Website
Journal of operational meteorology2325-6184National Weather Association13570364.4
Journal of Micropalaeontology0262-821XCopernicus GmbH818904064.3Website
Gulf of Mexico science1087-688XUniversity of Southern Mississippi341205764.2
International Ocean Discovery Program expedition publications2372-95624425563.6
Journal of Southern Hemisphere earth systems science2206-5865CSIRO Publishing19536163.1Website
Journal of advanced research in ocean engineering2384-1052Korean Society of Ocean Engineers484162.5
OECD/IEA climate change expert group papers2227-779X4010362.5
Bulletin - North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission1028-9127North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission7712362.3
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science2095-0055Springer Nature485735962.1Website
Jurnal ilmu Kelautan Spermonde2460-0156Hasanuddin University, Faculty of Law423261.9Website
International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences2314-4122Hindawi Limited4753061.7
Northeast gulf science0148-9836University of Southern Mississippi264224761.7
Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science0250-6408Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization5201355861.7
Aquaculture Environment Interactions1869-215X445676461.3Website
Arctic0004-0843The Arctic Institute of North America48775258261.3
Baltica0067-3064Association of Lithuanian Serials19773560.9
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters1674-2834Elsevier1189502660.4Website
Open Journal of Marine Science2161-7384Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.287121260.3
The journal of climate change and health2667-2782Elsevier13316560.2Website
Earth System Science Data1866-350811162891460Website
Communications earth & environment2662-4435Springer Nature486187059.9Website
Mediterranean Marine Science1108-393XNational Documentation Centre (EKT)9451079259.8Website
Arktika i Sever2221-2698M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University39531859.7Website
Limnology and oceanography letters2378-2242Wiley15753559.2Website
Journal of atmospheric science research2630-5119Bilingual Publishing Co.803358.8
Ocean and Polar Research1598-141XKorea Ocean Research and Development Institute1173315958.5
Earth Interactions1087-3562American Meteorological Society4191417158.2Website
Quaternary science advances2666-0334Elsevier5011458Website
Environmental Research Letters1748-9326IOP Publishing642018531857.9Website
Marine Biodiversity Records1755-2672Springer Nature1264737557.5Website
Advances in Science and Research1992-0628398323457.3Website
Aquatic Biology1864-7782Inter-Research Science Center7821518357.3Website
Trudy VNIRO2307-3497Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography25011157.2
Advances in Meteorology1687-9309Hindawi Limited14731455657.2Website
Scientia Marina0214-8358Editorial CSIC26304844557.2Website
Oceanography : open access2332-2632OMICS Publishing Group763156.6
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research1523-0430Taylor & Francis18863683556.3Website
Kaiyō kaihatsu ronbunshū0912-7348Japan Society of Civil Engineers252346955.9
Gcb Bioenergy1757-1693Wiley12733384655.9Website
Investigaciones Marinas0716-1069342250655.8
The Open Marine Biology Journal1874-4508Bentham Science6755255.2
Underwater Technology1756-0543Society for Underwater Technology488185155.1Website
Bulletin of the marine geology1410-6175Marine Geological Institute1396854.7Website
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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 level of association between a journal being listed and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Physics Through Computation has a relevance of “100” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has 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?
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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)