Open Access Sociology Journals

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

Sociology is scientific study of human society and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions

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

Open Access Sociology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
The Professional Educator0196-786XTruman Pierce Institute251151698Website
Qualitative sociology review1733-8077Uniwersytet Lodzki (University of Lodz)715139296.9Website
The journal of media literacy education2167-8715University of Rhode Island380185296.6Website
Journal of International and Comparative Education2232-1802University of Malaya Press15249396.1
Social Inclusion2183-2803Cogitatio828436595.3Website
Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning2011-6721Universidad de la Sabana23399894.8Website
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training2197-8646Uni Bremen Campus GmbH15060094.7Website
International Journal of Multicultural Education1934-5267Eastern University464217694.6Website
Across the Disciplines1554-8244The WAC Clearinghouse31158094.5Website
African Journal on Conflict Resolution1562-6997African Journals Online320144294.4Website
Open Praxis1369-9997428209394.4Website
Learning and Teaching1755-2273Berghahn Books32084394.4Website
European journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults2000-7426Linkoping University Electronic Press258127594.2Website
Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice2051-9788Edinburgh Napier University29356493.5Website
Journal of Information Literacy1750-5968471187893.4Website
Ethics & Global Politics1654-6369Taylor & Francis239210192.9Website
Literacy and Numeracy studies1441-0559University of Technology, Sydney18884492.6
Anthropology In Action0967-201XBerghahn Books442113792.5Website
Pacific Journalism Review1023-9499Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Library1242180292.4Website
International Journal of STEM Education2196-7822Springer Nature355498492.1Website
Australian Journal of Teacher Education0313-537316621633692
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching2368-4526University of Windsor Leddy Library32759691.7Website
Journal of hate studies1540-2126Foley Center Library, Gonzaga University18144091.7
Science education international1450-104X622266891.5
Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work1178-5527University of Otago Library659125691
Journal of Learning Design1832-8342Queensland University of Technology212194390.6
Journal for Learning through the Arts1932-7528Journal for Learning through the Arts22772490.3Website
Religion and Gender1878-5417Brill43853790
Waikato Journal of Education1173-6135637167090Website
Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy2002-0317Taylor & Francis247106189.9Website
Media and Communication2183-2439Cogitatio620459189.5Website
Nordic journal of migration research1799-649XHelsinki University Press410207489.5Website
Theory in Action1937-0229Theory in Action51846989.2
Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement1836-3393University of Technology, Sydney19377189.1Website
Journal for the Study of Religion1011-7601Academy of Science of South Africa39354989.1Website
Studies in Social Justice1911-4788Brock University Library357239389.1Website
Approaching Religion1799-3121Approaching Religion24243788.8Website
Journal of terrorism research2049-7040University of St. Andrews Library14966788.6Website
South African Journal of Childhood Education2223-7674AOSIS446119188.6Website
Demographic Research1435-9871Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research17343935988.5Website
Nordicom Review1403-1108699519488.4
Genus0016-6987Springer Nature773316287.8Website
Open Review of Educational Research2326-5507Taylor & Francis7374987.7Website
HOW0120-5927Asociacion Colombiana de Profesores de Ingles - ASOCOPI40368787.6Website
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning1527-9316IUScholarWorks709530287.4Website
South African journal of higher education1011-3487African Journals Online24861136887.2Website
Journal of Catholic Education1097-9638985290787.1
Communications in Information Literacy1933-5954Portland State University Library320183886.9Website
TEFLIN Journal0215-773XTeflin Journal367115786.9Website
Critical social work1543-9372University of Windsor Leddy Library18198286.7Website
The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education1302-6488Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education1436722686.7
Journal of Indonesian Islam1978-6301State Islamic University (UIN) of Sunan, Ampel26447286.7Website
Frontiers in Sociology2297-7775Frontiers Media SA664176686.7Website
Education As Change1682-3206UNISA Press627353786.6Website
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal2377-9160Association of Mexican American Educators Journal31764786.4
Journal of university teaching and learning practice1449-9789University of Wollongog Library923337986.3
Genealogy2313-5778MDPI AG44246486.2Website
International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy2202-8005Queensland University of Technology499216286Website
Journal of ethnic and cultural studies2149-1291Modestum Limited22661985.8
Cultural Anthropology0886-7356American Anthropological Association12964855085.8Website
Demography0070-3370Duke University Press355718745885.7Website
London Review of Education1474-8460UCL Press745560785.4Website
Comparative Migration Studies2214-594XSpringer Nature319265985.3Website
Transgender health2380-193XMary Ann Liebert359334585.2
Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning1076-01805221222384.9
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education0318-9090Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education417160984.9
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning1756-526XInstitute of Education Press20577584.9Website
Aboriginal History0314-8769ANU Press1219243884.8
Social media and society2056-3051SAGE10911152884.7Website
Journal of Social Studies Education Research1309-9108Journal of Social Studies Education Research38056284.7Website
Temida1450-6637National Library of Serbia51969284.6Website
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy1976-5681SpringerOpen174134484.5Website
South African Journal of Education0256-0100Education Association of South Africa16251896084.4Website
Education Policy Analysis Archives1068-2341Education Policy Analysis Archives23152556484.4Website
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning1492-3831Athabasca University Press16003889884.3Website
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies2202-947848392384.3
Perspectives in Education0258-2236AFRICAN SUN MeDIA1146623184.1Website
TESL Canada Journal0826-435XTESL Canada Federation875787783.8
Journal of Comparative Social Work0809-9936Stavanger University Library25467183.5Website
Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal1837-5391University of Technology, Sydney26384883.3Website
Social thought & research1094-5830The University of Kansas696111983.3
The Journal of Chinese Sociology2198-2635Springer Nature16758983.2Website
International Journal of Instruction1694-609XModestum Limited1354536683.2
Population Health Metrics1478-7954Springer Nature5311813783.1Website
Advances in social work1527-8565IUPUI University Library895448883.1Website
Canadian Journal of Sociology0318-6431JSTOR22126971783
Qualitative Research in Education2014-6418Hipatia Press17542982.9Website
International Education Studies1913-9020Canadian Center of Science and Education25441081182.8
Designs for Learning1654-7608Stockholm University Press14549082.8Website
Anti trafficking review2286-7511Alliance Against Traffic in Women Foundation22360882.5Website
museum and society1479-8360University of Leicester498243582.5Website
International journal of sociology and anthropology2006-988XAcademic Journals31397582.4
NACADA Journal0271-9517National Academic Advising Association NACADA781675382.2
International journal of population research2090-4037Hindawi Limited112127282.1
Studies in Media and Communication2325-8071Redfame Publishing25248882.1
Health & Justice2194-7899Springer Nature194157382Website
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research2254-7339University of Alicante203139081.8Website
Journal of interactive media in education1365-893XUbiquity Press, Ltd.364665781.3Website
Language and Literacy1496-0974University of Alberta- Language and Literacy36899181Website
Brock Education Journal1183-1189Brock University Library346273180.9Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open access is an international movement that aims to provide free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data
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.
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