Pathfinder is introductory bibliographic guide to information sources on a particular subject
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 Pathfinder Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Pathfinder manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Pathfinder 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 Pathfinder journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Pathfinder journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Pathfinder 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 Pathfinder journals in this list are indexed in OA.mg.
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Pathfinder OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I publish my Pathfinder paper?
You can publish your Pathfinder paper in the Open Access journals in this list
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access aims to provide immediate and unrestricted access to research articles while along you to also share it freely
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
In the table above, relevance is used to determine the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100.
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?
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?
At the moment, we do not offer publishing services, that's why we made these lists, so you can find the right journal to publish your paper in. Our goal with OA.mg is to help disseminate research.
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?
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)