Open Access Software engineering Journals

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

Software engineering is application of systematic approaches to developing software

Open Access journals publish research articles that are free to to view and download. The main difference between articles in open access journals and those in closed journals is the business model. Both types of articles have to undergo the same peer review process.

Hopefully this list of Software engineering Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Software engineering manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Software engineering journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Instead of displaying the most commonly known Software engineering journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Software engineering journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Software engineering 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 Software engineering journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Software engineering OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Software engineering Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Research journal of information technology2041-3106Maxwell Scientific Publication Corp.10100
ISRN Software Engineering (Print)2090-7672Hindawi (International Scholarly Research Network)19100
American journal of computing research respository2377-4606Science and Education Publishing Co., Ltd.11100
Open journal of language and linguistics2637-8787eSciPub LLC10100
International journal of agile and extreme software development1743-5137Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.64683.3
Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development2195-1721Sociedade Brasileira de Computacao - SB9951566.7Website
Advances in Software Engineering1687-8655Hindawi Limited9795753.6
IET Software1751-8806Wiley698593051.9Website
Lecture notes on wireless networks and communications2516-4988Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.2050
ICST Transactions on E-Business2032-9288European Alliance for Innovation n.o.41450
Journal of software engineering2377-3316Lazarus Scientific Publishing6050
Journal of cloud computing2326-6538IBIMA Publishing2050
e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal1897-7979De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.11446648.2Website
Applied Computer Systems2255-8691De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.19036945.3Website
The Open Software Engineering Journal1874-107XBentham Science3119341.9
The Open Pacing, Electrophysiology & Therapy Journal1876-536XBentham Science1229541.7
Software engineering2162-8408153540
Software engineering2376-8029Science Publishing Group20440
Revista de simulación computacional2523-6865ECORFAN11136.4
Надёжность1729-2646Journal Dependability21919633.8
International journal of advanced civil engineering and architecture research2348-5124Cloud Publications3133.3
International Journal on Alive Engineering Education2596-1152Universidade Federal de Goias3033.3
Information security and computer fraud2376-9602Science and Education Publishing Co., Ltd.3233.3
BISE : jurnal pendidikan bisnis dan ekonomi2548-8961Universitas Sebelas Maret3133.3
Journal of software and systems development2166-0824IBIMA Publishing292831
Journal on big data2579-0048331330.3
Journal of open hardware2514-1708Ubiquity Press, Ltd.3114329Website
Journal of automotive software engineering2589-2258Atlantis Press74528.6
International journal of spatial, temporal and multimedia information systems2052-3556Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.212028.6
Philippine innovative education journal. (Print)2651-7000Central Philippines State University7128.6
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges1937-476362431449927.9
Lecture notes on software engineering2301-3559EJournal Publishing24482227.9
Siseutemenjinieoringhaksulji1738-480XThe Korean Society of Systems Engineering792427.8
Journal of open research software2049-9647Ubiquity Press, Ltd.271458527.7Website
The Journal of Object Technology1660-1769AITO - Association Internationale pour les Technologies Objets12781047927.5Website
Journal of Information Technology in Construction1874-4753International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction676956726.3Website
Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly2255-9922Riga Technical University19042625.8Website
Journal of software engineering and simulation2321-3795Quest Journals4425
International journal of technology and systems2518-881XIPR Journals and Books (International Peer Reviewed Journals and Books)8125
Technology for education and learning1916-7008ACTA Press430525
International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design1947-8186IGI Global292128024.3
Journal of Biomedical Semantics2041-1480Springer Nature502931624.1Website
American journal of software engineering and applications2327-2473Science Publishing Group9514123.2
Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences0867-6356De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.456186021.7
Journal of Internet Services and Applications1867-4828Springer Nature241709821.2Website
Journal of computer science and technology1666-6038Universidad Nacional de La Plata384721.1Website
Software impacts2665-9638Elsevier22529620.9Website
Scientific Journal of Riga Technical University. Computer Sciences1407-7493De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.11533520.9
Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference2633-7762Cambridge University Press27038020.7
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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?
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 represent the times that works have cited papers under this journal. In our case, we obtain this data from OpenAlex, an open catalog of scholarly papers. It's hard to say how accurate it is but it can give you a general idea on how prestigious the journal is. The more work that have cited it, the better.
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How can I publish my paper on
At the moment, we do not offer publishing services, that's why we made these lists, so you can find the right journal to publish your paper in. Our goal with is to help disseminate research.
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?
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.