Open Access Social policy Journals

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

Social policy is policy affecting human welfare

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

Open Access Social policy Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Intereconomics0020-5346Springer Nature4450908883Website
IZA Journal of Labor Policy2193-9004De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.174216155.7Website
Wirtschaftsdienst0043-6275Springer Nature11049630831Website
Voluntas2179-3786Universidade Federal de Santa Maria159827Website
International Journal for Equity in Health1475-9276Springer Nature21294245226.4Website
Globalization and Health1744-8603Springer Nature11222671826.2Website
Health & Justice2194-7899Springer Nature194157325.8Website
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research2045-4015Springer Nature686427924.3Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Social policy paper?
You can publish your Social policy paper in the Open Access journals in this list
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?
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?
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How can I publish my paper on
Our aim at 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 so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
An APC is the article processing charge that an author of a given research paper has to pay in order to get it published in a journal. APCs are most commonly used by open access journals or by journals who offer open access publishing.
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.