Open Access Public service Journals

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

Public service is Economic service provided by a government to people living within its jurisdiction

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

Open Access Public service Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
South African schools and departments of public administration and management book series2618-15338025
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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 a journal have been referenced in other works. We get this data from OpenAlex.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
To search for more open journal lists, look on OA.mg
How can I publish my paper on OA.mg?
Our aim at OA.mg 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 OA.mg so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
Authors usually have to pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review, publishing, and dissemination of published papers in a given journal.
What are the different Open Access types?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, b) Hybrid Open Access, c) Green Open Access, d) Bronze Open Access, e) Diamond Open Access, or f) Black Open Access