Open Access Physiology Journals

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

Physiology is science of the function of living systems

Open access (OA) is a key part of making research shareable and reproducable. All journal articles published open access undergoe the same rigorous peer review process.

This list of Physiology OA journals will hopefully make it easier for you to have a better idea regarding where your want to publish your Physiology manuscript.
The list below includes all high-impact factor Physiology journals as well as new up and comming journals where it might also be more affordable to publish.We've made this extensive list of open access Physiology 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 Physiology 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 Physiology journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Physiology OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Physiology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
한국응급구조학회논문지 (Print)1738-1606The Korean Society of Emergency Medical Services10100
Annals of applied sport science2322-4479Armenian Green Publishing Co.1042576.9Website
Mathews journal of nutrition & dietetics2474-7475Mathews International Publishers2050
Oncogen2641-9475Magnus Med Club LLC - USA2150
ISRN Physiology2314-467XHindawi (International Scholarly Research Network)2050
Addiction Genetics2084-7688De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.41950
Research journal of radiology1819-348XScience Alert2250
International journal of strength and conditioning2634-2235International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association431441.9Website
Journal of Forensic Biomechanics2090-2689OMICS Publishing Group6911639.1
Biomechanics2673-7078MDPI AG592639
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition1550-2783Springer Nature10621910637Website
Journal of Performance Health2573-0274191436.8
Hypoxia2324-1128Dove Medical Press78191635.9
Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation1743-0003Springer Nature17736404834.9Website
Journal of trainology2186-5264Active Aging Research Center9363833.3
ISRN Neurology (Print)2090-5505Hindawi (International Scholarly Research Network)3933.3
Physical medicine and rehabilitation2576-8212Rivera Publications Inc3033.3
Acta kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis1406-9822University of Tartu12323232.5
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine1303-2968Journal of Sports Science and Medicine18383143632.4Website
Egyptian Society of Clinical Toxicology Journal2356-651528232.1
대한고유수용성신경근촉진법학회지1598-933XKorea Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Association19531.6
Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology2411-5142MDPI AG482172031.3Website
Journal of Human Kinetics1640-5544De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.14191615830.9
Sports2075-4663MDPI AG1079645430.7Website
Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness1728-869XElsevier377313430.2Website
International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science2202-946X22234629.3
International biomechanics2333-5432Taylor & Francis7255329.2Website
Advances in Physiology Education1043-4046American Physiological Society18952979428.6
American journal of anatomy and physiology2637-4714eSciPub LLC7028.6
European journal of health and science in sports2313-3767Albanian Sports Science Association14028.6
Archivos de medicina del deporte0212-8799Esmon Publicidad, SA67628.4
The Open Sports Medicine Journal1874-3870Bentham Science7251727.8
Klinicheskaya Meditsina0023-2149Medical Informational Agency Publishers81517627.4
Physical therapy rehabilitation science2287-7576Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science34251526.9
The Open Spine Journal1876-5327Bentham Science306526.7
BMC sports science, medicine & rehabilitation2052-1847Springer Nature36538126.6Website
Sports nutrition and therapy2473-6449OMICS Publishing Group343526.5
Biology of Sex Differences2042-6410Springer Nature5251300026.3Website
Endocrine disruptors2327-3747Taylor & Francis4660026.1
Journal of exercise science and medicine2717-2422Negah Scientific Publisher27225.9
International journal of physical therapy & rehabilitation2455-7498Graphy Publications665725.8
Journal of exercise rehabilitation2288-176XKorean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation1033614025.6Website
Journal of Circadian Rhythms1740-3391Ubiquity Press, Ltd.173403025.4Website
Turkish journal of kinesiology2459-0134Turkish Journal of Kinesiology913625.3Website
Research journal of toxins1819-3560Science Alert42025
Journal of esciences2637-8760eSciPub LLC4025
Biomedical science and engineering2373-12654325
Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics1509-409XPolitechnika Wroclawska Oficyna Wydawnicza1035534625
The Journal of General Physiology0022-1295The Rockefeller University Press921145852024.7Website
The International journal of sports physical therapy2159-2896International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy11831028524.6Website
International Journal of Kaatsu Training Research1349-4562Japan Kaatsu Training Society53118624.5
Asian journal of sports medicine2008-000XKowsar Medical Institute529502724.4
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology1758-2555Springer Nature415719924.1Website
Biomimetic intelligence and robotics2667-3797Elsevier21923.8Website
Daehanmulliuihakoeji1975-311XThe Korean Society of Physical Medicine645116423.6
Channels1933-6950Taylor & Francis10051541223.5Website
운동과학1226-1726Korean Society of Exercise Physiology72654623.3Website
Malaysian Journal of Movement Health & Exercise2600-9404Universiti Malaysia Pahang Publishing734523.3
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity1813-7253Springer Nature297496223.2Website
Han-gukjeonmunmullichiryohakoeji1225-8962Korean Research Society of Physical Therapy41453622.7
Journal of Physical Therapy Science0915-5287The Society of Physical Therapy Science48643486022.6
HSOA trends in anatomy and physiology2640-7752Herald Scholarly Open Access9122.2
Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy1110-6611Springer Nature16812622Website
Pedagogy of physical culture and sports2664-9837Sergii Iermakov1477521.8Website
Physical treatments2423-5830Negah Scientific Publisher55721.8Website
Sports medicine international open2367-1890Georg Thieme Verlag KG13855921.7Website
Journal of Respiratory Medicine2314-6958Hindawi Limited144821.4
International journal of sports medicine and rehabilitation2637-5044eSciPub LLC14121.4
Journal of Bangladesh Society of Physiologist1995-1213Bangladesh Journals Online25336121.3Website
Biyumikānīk-i varzishī2476-4906Negah Scientific Publisher1131621.2Website
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research1757-1146Springer Nature14131350021Website
Anatomy journal of Africa2226-6054African Journals Online24320.8
Current research in physiology2665-9441Elsevier8710520.7Website
Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science2157-7536OMICS Publishing Group21441720.6
Physical activity and nutrition (Online)2733-7545Korea Society for Exercise Nutrition444120.5
Facta universitatis. Series physical education and sport1451-740XUniversity of Nis537106120.5
International Journal of Sports Science2169-8759Scientific and Academic Publishing33048420.3
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Physiology paper?
You can publish your Physiology paper in the Open Access journals in this list
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?
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 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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The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.