Open Access Popular music Journals

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

Popular music is music genres distributed to large audiences and considered to have wide appeal

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.

Hopefully this list of Popular music Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Popular music manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Popular music journals that might be relevant to your field of study.Instead of displaying the most commonly known Popular music journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Popular music journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Popular music 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 Popular music journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Popular music OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Popular music Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
E-Journal of Music Research2737-7040Noyam Publishers6033.3
IASPM@journal2079-3871The International Association for the Study of Popular Music21430821.5Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Popular music paper?
You can publish your Popular music paper in the Open Access journals in this list
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
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.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
To search for more open journal lists, look on
How can I publish my paper on
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 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?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.