Open Access Prison Journals

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

Prison is place in which people legally are physically confined and usually deprived of a range of personal freedoms

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 Prison Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Prison manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Prison 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 Prison journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Prison journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Prison 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 Prison journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Prison OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Prison Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
International journal of virology and diseases2637-6709eSciPub LLC2050
Journal of prison education and reentry2387-2306University of Bergen Library7012040Website
Health & Justice2194-7899Springer Nature194157333Website
Meždunarodnyj penitenciarnyj žurnal2712-7729Academy of the FPS of Russia50322
LIAS working paper2516-4783University of Leicester231521.7
Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria1575-0620SciELO Espana/Repisalud56183720.3Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access is the free online access of research articles coupled with the rights to use and distribute these articles fully in the digital environment.
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?
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How can I publish my paper on
Our aim at is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
The Article Processing Charge (APC) is the fee that publishers of some open access journals charge in order to publish articles.
What are the different Open Access types?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.