Open Access Social science Journals

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

Social science is academic discipline concerned with society and the relationships

A journal article is 'open access' when there are no financial, legal or technical barriers to accessing it - that is to say when anyone can read, download, distribute, print, and search it.

This list of Social science OA journals will hopefully make it easier for you to have a better idea regarding where your want to publish your Social science manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Social science journals that might be relevant to your field of study.We've made this extensive list of open access Social science 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 science 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 science journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Social science OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Social science Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
International journal of philosophical research2688-5352eSciPub LLC10100
The open family studies journal1874-9224Bentham Science21100
Sustainable energy2372-2134Science and Education Publishing Co., Ltd.11100
American journal of social research2641-3302eSciPub LLC10100
Proceedings of the International Conference on multidisciplinary Research1694-3597Society for Research and Knowledge Management20100
Innovation & management review2515-896113533685.2Website
The qualitative report2160-3715Nova Southeastern University48112871.7Website
Journal of mediation & applied conflict analysis2009-7107Maynooth University1154171.3
International journal of tourism & hospitality reviews2395-7654GIAP Journals201970
European journal of management and business economics2444-8451Emerald (MCB UP)7630568.4Website
Higher education evaluation and development2514-5789Emerald (MCB UP)5013068Website
International journal of supply chain management2518-4709IPR Journals and Books (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books)12266.7
Informes2386-9860Universitat de Valencia3066.7
Nepalese Journal of Qualitative Research Methods2071-3258Nepal Journals Online63766.7
Engineer1800-1122Sri Lanka Journals Online981164.3
International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Education2715-4572IAIN Palu39964.1
Asia Pacific journal of innovation and entrepreneurship2071-1395Emerald (MCB UP)125123563.2Website
Journal of research in innovative teaching & learning2397-7604Emerald (MCB UP)11850062.7Website
Journal of work-applied management2205-149X12073362.5Website
International journal of qualitative methods1609-4069SAGE44789162.4Website
AAOU Journal1858-3431Emerald (MCB UP )509362Website
Revista de análisis turístico1885-25643111661.3
Research in Accounting Journal2715-7881Yayasan Riset dan Pengembangan Intelektual5160
Humanities & social sciences reviews2395-651885334759
Seikei ronsō (Tokyo. 1926)0387-3285196057.9
Cleaner and responsible consumption2666-7843Elsevier7111857.7Website
African journal of education and practice2519-0296IPR Journals and Books (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books)37356.8
Spanish Journal of Marketing - ESIC2444-9695Emerald (MCB UP)127147156.7Website
Journal of industry-university collaboration2631-357XEmerald (MCB UP)236656.5Website
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health2667-3215Elsevier1414156Website
Journal of exploratory studies in law and management2375-9887Definitive International Institute of Life Science (DIILI Publication)9355.6
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being1748-2623Taylor & Francis11211312054.8Website
Applied economic analysis2632-7627Emerald (MCB UP)394653.8Website
Global qualitative nursing research2333-3936SAGE239181253.6Website
International journal of crowd science2398-7294Emerald (MCB UP)433553.5Website
RAUSP Management Journal2531-0488Emerald (MCB UP)19261352.6Website
Educational Research2141-5161International Research Journals (OMICS)611352.5
International hospitality review2516-8142Emerald (MCB UP)10119852.5Website
Social Inclusion2183-2803Cogitatio828436551.9Website
Journal of humanities and applied social sciences2632-279XEmerald (MCB UP)8310051.8Website
Journal of tourism futures2055-5911Emerald (MCB UP)348243650.3Website
International journal of humanities and social science research. (Delhi)2455-2070AkiNik Publications2050
Bridging humanities2542-5099Brill2150
The advance journal2643-7031481150
Indonesian Journal of Community Empowerment2745-6951Faculty of Entrepreneurship Universitas Garut6050
Modern supply chain research and applications2631-3871Emerald (MCB UP)4227250Website
Manthiq : jurnal filsafat agama dan pemikiran Islam2527-3337Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Bengkulu2050
International journal of multidisciplinary education and research2455-4588AkiNik Publications2050
Journal of advanced research in economics and administrative sciences2708-9320Baynoon Centre for Studies and Development521850
Vilakshan0973-1954Emerald (MCB UP)626550Website
West East journal of social sciences2168-7307West East Institute LLC26850
Wedana2460-965XUIR Press10050
Revista gestión universitaria2523-2495ECORFAN14150
International journal of entrepreneurship and project management2518-2838IPR Journals and Books (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books)6150
Studier i pædagogisk filosofi2246-8587Aarhus University Library2050
International Journal of Synergy and Research2083-0025Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie568250
Bridges2291-6490McMaster University Library8450
Asian Journal of Economics and Banking2615-9821Emerald (MCB UP)655349.2Website
China political economy2516-1652Emerald (MCB UP)765448.7Website
American journal of qualitative research2576-2141Modestum Limited9729148.5
Studies in engineering education2690-5450Virginia Tech Libraries334748.5Website
Electronic journal of business research methods1477-7029Academic Conferences International Ltd311448.4
Journal of Accounting and Investment2622-3899Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta1316248.1Website
Qualitative sociology review1733-8077Uniwersytet Lodzki (University of Lodz)715139248.1Website
Asian Journal of Islamic Management2722-2330421547.6Website
SEISENSE business review2788-7561SEISENSE Private, Ltd.191247.4
Journal of sustainable marketing2766-0117Luminous Insights LLC19847.4
Sustainable business and society in emerging economies2708-2172CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy1161047.4Website
International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Law and Society2715-4580IAIN Palu38447.4
Journal of social inclusion1836-8808School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University18459747.3Website
Journal of transformative praxis2717-5081Nepal Journals Online17147.1
RMC journal of social sciences and humanities2708-499XRMC Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Research and Management Consultants (Pvt) Ltd17547.1
European journal of management issues2519-8564Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University51747.1Website
Religion and Gender1878-5417Brill43853746.8
International journal of supply chain and logistics2520-3983CARI Journals Limited1051646.7
African Journal of Disability2223-9170AOSIS317196046.7Website
South African journal of business management2078-5585AOSIS842746.4Website
Journal of business and strategic management2520-0402CARI Journals Limited692446.4
Review of communication research2255-4165International Society for Interdisciplinary Communication Studies4149746.3Website
PSU research review2398-400713649746.3Website
Journal of Asian business and economic studies2515-964XEmerald (MCB UP)9949345.5Website
Al-Falah2548-3102STAIN Curup77845.5Website
The Irish journal of occupational therapy0791-8437Emerald (MCB UP)669845.5
Rajagiri Management Journal0972-9968Emerald (MCB UP)5310145.3Website
Open Review of Educational Research2326-5507Taylor & Francis7374945.2Website
el-Buhuth2621-9972IAIN Samarinda20245
Public administration and policy1727-2645Emerald (MCB UP)9913344.4Website
Serendipities2521-0947Aarhus University Library451844.4Website
Indonesian Journal of Medical Anthropology2745-536XUniversitas Sumatera Utara18244.4
Journal of Airline and Airport Management2014-4865Omnia Publisher SL6114744.3Website
Managere2721-1045Perkumpulan Manajer Pendidikan Islam (PERMAPENDIS) Indonesia771344.2Website
Al-Tanzim : jurnal manajemen pendidikan Islam2549-3663Universitas Nurul Jadid1638244.2Website
ECNU review of education2096-5311SAGE22054844.1Website
Quality, Innovation, Prosperity1335-1745Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling25695244.1Website
Australian Journal of Clinical Education2207-4791Bond University69943.5Website
Methodological innovations2059-7991SAGE699543.5Website
International Journal of Educational Management and Innovation2716-2338Universitas Ahmad Dahlan671043.3
Journal of Leadership in Organizations2656-8810Universitas Gadjah Mada372643.2Website
Journal of critical thought & praxis2325-1204Iowa State University16934143.2
Journal of local government issues2620-3812Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang44543.2
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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?
Relevance is used to quantify the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, “Brain Stimulation” has a relevance of “24” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it is somewhat related 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.
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