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Open Access Physics Journals

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

Physics is study of matter and its motion, along with related concepts such as energy and force

Open Access journals publish research articles that are free to to view and download. The main difference between articles in open access journals and those in closed journals is the business model. Both types of articles have to undergo the same peer review process.

Hopefully this list of Physics Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Physics manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Physics journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Instead of displaying the most commonly known Physics journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Physics journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Physics 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 Physics journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Physics OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Physics Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Living Reviews in Relativity1433-8351Springer Nature1193799899.2Website
Optical Materials Express2159-3930The Optical Society39014900899.1Website
Optics Express1094-4087The Optical Society54964136905499.1Website
Progress of theoretical and experimental physics2050-3911Oxford University Press474312498.7Website
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques1867-138139258634498.6Website
Journal of High Energy Physics1029-8479Springer Nature37507160879598.4Website
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics1680-73161569163366398.4Website
npj quantum materials2397-4648Springer Nature514830798.2Website
High Power Laser Science and Engineering2052-3289Cambridge University Press444399098.2Website
npj Quantum Information2056-6387Springer Nature6821810598.1Website
Universe2218-1997MDPI AG1781938698.1Website
European Physical Journal C1434-6044Springer Nature1992241841997.7Website
Annales Geophysicae0992-7689733312657697.6Website
Photonic Sensors2190-7439Springer Nature533489797.6Website
Wind energy science2366-7443427360197.4Website
Advances in Condensed Matter Physics1687-8108Hindawi Limited808432997.3Website
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate2115-7251EDP Sciences479678997.3Website
Advances in Astronomy1687-7969Hindawi Limited367613697.3Website
AIP Advances2158-3226American Institute of Physics124727993197.3Website
Physics Letters B0370-2693Elsevier64598194814197.2Website
Advances in High Energy Physics1687-7357Hindawi Limited14821559997.1Website
Optica2334-2536The Optical Society18916830797.1Website
Kinetic and Related Models1937-5077American Institute of Mathematical Sciences626725897.1
Journal of The Optical Society of Korea1226-4776Korean Journal of Optics and Photonics1112608997
New Journal of Physics1367-2630IOP Publishing1294638006197Website
OSA continuum2578-7519The Optical Society1088334696.9Website
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences2296-987XFrontiers Media SA799410396.9Website
Photonics2304-6732MDPI AG3141641296.8Website
APL photonics2378-0967American Institute of Physics778971296.7Website
Physical Review Special Topics-accelerators and Beams1098-4402American Physical Society24463919496.7Website
Journal of Modern Physics2153-1196Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.2211700396.6
Journal of Laser Micro Nanoengineering1880-0688Japan Laser Processing Society827503996.4
Physical review accelerators and beams2469-9888American Physical Society1558900196.3Website
Journal of the Korean Astronomical Society1225-4614The Korean Astronomical Society1159548196.3Website
Case Studies in Thermal Engineering2214-157XElsevier22971803596.2Website
Propulsion and Power Research2212-540XElsevier309331696.1Website
Batteries2313-0105MDPI AG458436796.1Website
Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics1735-3572Academic World Research1678706996.1Website
Journal of Thermal Science and Technology1880-5566The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers1237309196Website
Nanoscale Research Letters1556-276XSpringer Nature632915787795.8Website
APL Materials2166-532XAmerican Institute of Physics18923794295.8Website
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation0909-0495International Union of Crystallography46719062495.7Website
Plasma and Fusion Research1880-6821Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research2159779095.6
Nuclear materials and energy2352-1791Elsevier1153702395.6Website
Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications1990-2573Springer Nature735650495.5Website
Active and Passive Electronic Components0882-7516Hindawi Limited996473095.5Website
International Journal of Rotating Machinery1023-621XHindawi Limited905789495.5Website
Laser and Particle Beams0263-0346Hindawi Limited31062876195.5
Journal of Advanced Dielectrics2010-1368World Scientific574457895.3Website
Designed Monomers and Polymers1385-772XTaylor & Francis10941087395.3Website
Journal of Advanced Ceramics2226-4108Springer Nature621918695.2Website
The Cryosphere1994-041622716587695.2Website
Physical Review X2160-3308American Physical Society239711809695.2Website
npj 2D materials and applications2397-7132Springer Nature329608895.1Website
Australian Journal of Physics0004-9506CSIRO Publishing33113732595.1Website
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology2190-4286Beilstein-Institut22103626795Website
Galaxies2075-4434MDPI AG785492994.9Website
Laser Chemistry0278-6273Hindawi Limited556437394.8
Iet Power Electronics1755-4535Institution of Electrical Engineers35434676794.7Website
Journal of Mechanics1727-7191Oxford University Press1440592194.6Website
Boundary Value Problems1687-2762Springer Nature24521457494.5Website
Journal of information display1598-0316Taylor & Francis632321794.5Website
Fluids2311-5521MDPI AG1417439894.5Website
Light-Science & Applications2047-7538Springer Nature13635938294.4Website
Acta Physica Polonica B0587-4254Jagiellonian University53821999694.3
Journal of Fluid Science and Technology1880-5558The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers719343094.2Website
Journal of geomagnetism and geoelectricity0022-1392Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences27903410094.1
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics1023-580915063112794.1Website
Epj Web of Conferences2100-014XEDP Sciences199053288094Website
Results in physics2211-3797Elsevier53525150393.9Website
Advances in Difference Equations1687-1839Springer Nature49003911993.9Website
Nanophotonics2192-8614Walter de Gruyter GmbH18362822293.8Website
Mechanics & Industry2257-7750EDP Sciences777321293.8Website
Living Reviews in Solar Physics1614-4961Springer Nature921418193.5Website
Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems2367-0983Springer Nature229291493.4Website
Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics1994-2060Taylor & Francis914887393.4Website
Crystals2073-4352MDPI AG57002604493.2Website
Structural Dynamics2329-7778American Institute of Physics395494393.2Website
Oriental journal of chemistry0970-020XOriental Scientific Publishing Company5263864093
Energy and Power Engineering1947-3818Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.1042390992.9
Physical review research2643-1564American Physical Society48083520992.9Website
IEEE Photonics Journal1943-064754515218292.7
PRX quantum2691-3399American Physical Society464373392.7Website
Iet Electric Power Applications1751-8660Institution of Electrical Engineers19222341392.7Website
Communications physics2399-3650Springer Nature600294692.5Website
npj climate and atmospheric science2397-3722Springer Nature277345192.4Website
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations1687-6075Hindawi Limited853453892.4Website
Shock and Vibration1070-9622Hindawi Limited58592556392.4Website
Biomedical Optics Express2156-7085The Optical Society52688998892.4Website
SciPost physics2542-4653Stichting SciPost10351502692.2Website
Journal of Computational Acoustics0218-396XWorld Scientific935917792.2Website
Journal of Vibroengineering1392-8716JVE International Ltd.2859693592.1Website
World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering2161-4954Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.139295392.1
Revista Mexicana De Fisica0035-001XSociedad Mexicana de Fisica A C4457861192.1
Journal of physics communications2399-6528IOP Publishing1171395792Website
Nukleonika0029-5922De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.1910513691.9Website
IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society2168-6734Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers1342748291.8Website
Journal of Experimental Nanoscience1745-8080Taylor & Francis9081154091.7Website
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials1976-0485Springer Nature727798591.7Website
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters1674-2834Elsevier1189502691.6Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 demonstrate how frequently publications from this journal are cited in other papers. We obtain this information via OpenAlex. Although the accuracy is questionable, it might nevertheless aid you in gaining an understanding of how prestigious a publication is overall.
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Authors usually have to pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review, publishing, and dissemination of published papers in a given journal.
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)