Open Access Queer Journals

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

Queer is umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual, heteronormative, or cisgender

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

Open Access Queer Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
SQS1796-5551SQS-lehti72738.9
InterAlia1689-6637InterAlia: A Journal of Queer Studies2068725.7Website
Journal of the International Network of Sexual Ethics and Politics2196-6931Barbara Budrich Publishers721922.2
Lambda nordica1100-2573Foreningen Lambda Nordica1404322.1Website
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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?
In the table above, relevance is used to determine the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100.
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.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
To search for more open journal lists under different topics, 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?
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