Open Access Public domain Journals

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

Public domain is works that are no longer in copyright term or were never protected by copyright law

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.

This list of Public domain Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Public domain manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Public domain journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. In many cases, you only see lists of Public domain journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Public domain journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Public domain 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 Public domain journals in this list are indexed in OA.mg.
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Public domain OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Public domain Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
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Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
If you are looking for an author or journal article, you can type it in the name, title, or DOI in the search box above to see more results. If you want to see a similar list to this one, take a look on OA.mg
How can I publish my paper on OA.mg?
We do not offer publishing services. If you'd like to get your paper published, I would suggest you find a journal that suits your needs.
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?
Different open access types are commonly described using a colour system. The most commonly recognised names are “green”, “gold”, and “hybrid” open access; however, “bronze”, “black”, and “diamond” also exist.