Open Access Reef Journals

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

Reef is feature lying beneath the surface of the water

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.

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

Open Access Reef Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies1883-0838Japanese Coral Reef Society254128048.4
Atoll research bulletin0077-5630Smithsonian Institution782986144.2
Tomini Journal of Aquatic Science2722-3787Universitas Negeri Gorontalo10840
Nihon Sangoshō Gakkaishi1345-1421Japanese Coral Reef Society26426.9
Dataset Papers in Ecology (Online)2090-9322Hindawi (Datasets International)42125
Ocean life2580-4529UNS Solo9922.2
Oceans2673-1924MDPI AG9311721.5Website
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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?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often works from this journal are referenced in other research papers. This data is obtained from OpenAlex. Even though the accuracy is debatable, it could help you determine how prestigious a journal is on the whole.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
If you're interested in seing more lists similar to this one, you can find all our lists on OA.mg
How can I publish my paper on OA.mg?
Our focus at OA.mg is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not offer publishing services.
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.