Open Access Psychology Journals

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

Psychology is scientific study of the way the human mind works and how it influences behaviour, or the influence of a particular person's character on their behaviour

Open Access journals publish papers that are free to the reader to download. OA papers have undergone peer review and are not more or less stringent than papers in closed journals — the main difference is in the business model.

This list of Psychology OA journals will hopefully make it easier for you to have a better idea regarding where your want to publish your Psychology manuscript.
We have thousands of high-impact factor Psychology journals in our list.We've made this extensive list of open access Psychology 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 Psychology 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 Psychology journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Psychology OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Psychology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Learning & Memory1072-0502Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory201611783499.3Website
Health psychology open2055-1029SAGE298245299.3Website
International Journal of Instruction1694-609XModestum Limited1354536699.2
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health1753-2000Springer Nature7441626199.2Website
Science education international1450-104X622266898.7
Schizophrenia Research and Treatment2090-2093Hindawi Limited126239298.4Website
BMC Psychology2050-7283Springer Nature914773898.4Website
International Journal of Bipolar Disorders2194-7511Springer Nature294398798.3Website
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience1878-9293Elsevier11443135498.2Website
BMC Psychiatry1471-244XSpringer Nature570213114898.1Website
Human Brain Mapping1065-9471Wiley636035430798Website
Frontiers in Neural Circuits1662-5110Frontiers Media SA14373368997.9Website
Journal of Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing1225-8482The Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing666245597.9
Autism Research and Treatment2090-1933Hindawi Limited139324997.8Website
English Language Teaching1916-4742Canadian Center of Science and Education39731561697.7
International Journal of Mental Health Systems1752-4458Springer Nature7781320897.6Website
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning1527-9316IUScholarWorks709530297.5Website
Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders1866-1947Springer Nature5611463597.5Website
Annals of General Psychiatry1744-859XSpringer Nature16061344497.4Website
Schizophrenia Research: Cognition2215-0013Elsevier257221597.3Website
Journal of Educators Online1547-500XGrand Canyon University323334497.2Website
Global mental health2054-4251Cambridge University Press280254597.1Website
Australian Journal of Teacher Education0313-537316621633697
Comprehensive Psychiatry0010-440XElsevier638915841997Website
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience1749-5016Oxford University Press20178225997Website
Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience1663-3563Frontiers Media SA449874596.9Website
International Journal of STEM Education2196-7822Springer Nature355498496.9Website
Borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation2051-6673Springer Nature186242096.8Website
Cogent Education2331-186XTaylor & Francis1039457596.8Website
JMIR mental health2368-7959JMIR Publications Inc.8211360796.8Website
NACADA Journal0271-9517National Academic Advising Association NACADA781675396.8
Iranian Journal of Psychiatry1735-4587Knowledge E699306996.7Website
British Journal of Psychiatry Open2056-4724Royal College of Psychiatrists2113660596.7Website
International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research1049-8931Wiley10064542796.7Website
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience1662-5161Frontiers Media SA1139719094196.7Website
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes1477-7525Springer Nature330711352496.6Website
Communications in Information Literacy1933-5954Portland State University Library320183896.6Website
Biopsychosocial Medicine1751-0759Springer Nature387586596.6Website
Frontiers in Psychiatry1664-0640Frontiers Media SA91438688996.5Website
Chronic stress2470-5470SAGE143163996.5Website
Iranian journal of psychiatry and behavioral sciences1735-8639Kowsar Medical Institute908280596.5
Psychology Research and Behavior Management1179-1578Dove Medical Press943825896.5Website
Journal of Headache and Pain1129-2369Springer Nature31884264396.5Website
Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health1745-0179Bentham Science5041140996.4
Journal of behavioral addictions2062-5871Akademiai Kiado Zrt.8502108596.4
Epilepsy Research and Treatment2090-1348Hindawi Limited112214296.4
npj schizophrenia2334-265XSpringer Nature299402996.3Website
The journal of media literacy education2167-8715University of Rhode Island380185296.3Website
Molecular Autism2040-2392Springer Nature6782365396.2Website
Cogent psychology2331-1908Taylor & Francis613262796.1Website
Clinical psychopharmacology and neuroscience : the official scientific journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology1738-1088Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology666628796.1
Behavioural Neurology0953-4180Hindawi Limited17632238696.1Website
Journal of Education and Learning1927-5250Canadian Center of Science and Education1335366296
Neuroscience of Consciousness2057-2107176170596Website
Focus on Exceptional Children0015-511XThe University of Kansas801976096
Dementia & Neuropsychologia1980-5764SciELO958681695.9Website
Frontiers in Psychology1664-1078Frontiers Media SA3165635501595.8Website
Journal of university teaching and learning practice1449-9789University of Wollongog Library923337995.8
Behavioral and Brain Functions1744-9081Springer Nature6722441095.8Website
Psychiatry Investigation1738-3684Korean Neuropsychiatric Association14361537495.8
Cerebellum & ataxias2053-8871Springer Nature138158495.7Website
Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience1180-4882Joule Inc.17975620395.7Website
International journal of psychological studies1918-7211Canadian Center of Science and Education612248895.6
The Professional Educator0196-786XTruman Pierce Institute251151695.6Website
International Journal of Wellbeing1179-8602International Journal fo Wellbeing296490595.6Website
Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience1662-5145Frontiers Media SA10432550195.6Website
European Journal of Psychotraumatology2000-8066Taylor & Francis13091915195.5Website
Neural Plasticity1687-5443Hindawi Limited21794222695.5Website
Frontiers in Neuroanatomy1662-5129Frontiers Media SA13853252195.5Website
International Journal of Medical Education2042-6372International Journal of Medical Education5641079195.4
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS2045-8118Springer Nature6041187795.4Website
Occupational Therapy International0966-7903Hindawi Limited8681053895.4Website
Universal Journal of Educational Research2332-3205Horizon Research Publishing Co., Ltd.2970515195.1
Korean journal of health psychology1229-070XKorean Health Psychological Association966200995
The international journal of mental health promotion1462-3730Computers, Materials and Continua (Tech Science Press)545423395
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice1940-0632Springer Nature761676195Website
Journal of Experimental Psychopathology2043-8087SAGE394383394.9Website
Psychiatry journal2314-4327Hindawi Limited173153394.8Website
International journal of adolescence and youth0267-3843Taylor & Francis882623294.8Website
Depression Research and Treatment2090-1321Hindawi Limited276416894.6Website
Multiple Sclerosis International2090-2654Hindawi Limited199347594.5Website
World Journal of Education1925-0746Sciedu Press733179294.4
International Education Studies1913-9020Canadian Center of Science and Education25441081194.4
Acta Psychologica0001-6918Elsevier649015151494.3Website
Journal of Muslim Mental Health1556-4908University of Michigan Library229260794.3Website
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease1176-9106Dove Medical Press33585021994.3Website
Trends in hearing2331-2165SAGE447457994.2Website
TESL Canada Journal0826-435XTESL Canada Federation875787794.1
NeuroImage: Clinical2213-1582Elsevier31556560993.9Website
Journal of Learning Design1832-8342Queensland University of Technology212194393.9
International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology1697-2600Elsevier7271637393.9Website
Basic and clinical neuroscience2008-126XNegah Scientific Publisher806268893.8
Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine2164-2850Taylor & Francis317263593.7Website
Korea Journal of Counseling1598-2068Korean Counseling Association2106239893.6
Psychiatria Danubina0353-5053Medicinska Naklada d.o.o.35681216193.6
Neural Development1749-8104Springer Nature4131429093.5Website
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications2365-7464Springer Nature400246393.5Website
Translational Psychiatry2158-3188Springer Nature33078478693.5Website
Journal of the Korean Association for Research in Science Education1226-5187The Korean Association for Science Education2140328793.4
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 show how often articles from this journal have been referenced in other works. OpenAlex is where we get this data from. Although the accuracy is debatable, it can nevertheless help you get a sense of how prestigious a journal is in general.
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What is an APC?
Article Processing Charges (APCs) are charged to authors of scholarly articles during the publication process. APCs are used by open access journals.
What are the different Open Access types?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, which means the paper is freely available and fully accessible to everyone, b) Hybrid Open Access, which means that the authors can pay an APC to make the paper freely available, or c) Green Open Access, which means that there is a possiblity to make subcription based journal articles freely avaiable by uploading the peer-reviewed article to an instiutional repository. Among these, Diamond, Black, and Bronze Open Access also exist.