Open Access Taxonomy (biology) Journals

A list of Open Access Taxonomy (biology) journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Taxonomy (biology) is academic discipline; science of finding, describing, defining and naming groups of biological organisms

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 Taxonomy (biology) Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Taxonomy (biology) manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Taxonomy (biology) 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 Taxonomy (biology) journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Taxonomy (biology) journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Taxonomy (biology) 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.

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Open Access Taxonomy (biology) Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Megataxa2703-3082Magnolia Press3315572.7Website
Willdenowia0511-9618Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universitaet Berlin1545855664.8Website
European journal of taxonomy2118-9773Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle1095210763.9Website
Acarologia0044-586XEDP Sciences27681405360.3Website
Arthropod systematics & phylogeny1863-7221Pensoft Publishers392853.8
ZooKeys1313-2970Pensoft Publishers64513510351.8Website
MycoKeys1314-4049Pensoft Publishers484339746.3Website
PhytoKeys1314-2003Pensoft Publishers1235474838.1Website
Taxonomy2673-6500MDPI AG521836.5Website
International Journal of Myriapodology1875-2535Pensoft Publishers5028636
World transactions on engineering and technology education1446-2257Universitas Negeri Makassar35533.3
Advances in Evolutionary Biology2314-7660Hindawi Limited34333.3
Journal of melittology2325-4467The University of Kansas11232632.1
Mycoscience1340-3540The Mycological Society of Japan19362121827.9Website
Arquivos de Zoologia0066-7870Universidade de Sao Paulo, Agencia USP de Gestao da Informacao Academica (AGUIA)156257926.9Website
Fottea1802-5439Palacky University Olomouc417412625.7
Species, phylogeny and evolution1864-211X47625
Advances in Molecular Biology2314-7911Hindawi Limited48225
Studies in Mycology0166-0616Elsevier4563144225Website
African Invertebrates1681-5556Pensoft Publishers871520324.9Website
Lundellia1097-993XBioOne (The Plant Resources Center, The University of Texas at Austin)13351424.8
Adansonia1280-8571BioOne (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France)691242224.3Website
Vertebrate Zoology1864-5755Pensoft Publishers12121524Website
Novitates paleoentomologicae2329-5880The University of Kansas229722.7
Rheedea (Calicut)0971-2313Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT)942122.3
Contributions to zoology1383-4517517321.6Website
African Natural History1816-83964724121.3Website
The Gardens' bulletin Singapore0374-7859National Parks Board951521.1
Memoirs of Museum Victoria1447-2546Museums Victoria19921.1
IMA fungus2210-6340Springer Nature493686621.1Website
Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde. Serie A, Biologie0341-0145BioOne (Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History)293220.7
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access aims to provide immediate and unrestricted access to research articles while along you to also share it freely
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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