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Open Access Virology Journals

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

Virology is study of viruses

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.

We hope this list of Virology OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Virology manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Virology journals that might be relevant to your field of study.Rather than just the top hits Virology journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Virology journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Virology 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 Virology journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Virology OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Virology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Acta Universitatis Danubius2065-0175Durban University of Technology11100Website
International journal of virology and molecular biology2163-2219Scientific and Academic Publishing11100
Insight pathology2044-1061Insight Knowledge21100
International journal of nursing science2167-7441Scientific and Academic Publishing138100
Iranian Journal of Virology1735-5680Definitive International Institute of Life Science (DIILI Publication)25831496.9
Advances in Virology1687-8639Hindawi Limited192363694.8Website
International journal of HIV/AIDS and research2379-1586SciDoc Publishers LLC385494.7
Journal of General and Molecular Virology2141-6648Academic Journals184294.4
Oncolytic virotherapy2253-1572Dove Medical Press7191494.4
Hepatitis Research and Treatment2090-1364Hindawi Limited89105593.3
Virology Journal1743-422XSpringer Nature42359460493.3Website
Voprosy virusologii0507-4088Central Research Institute for Epidemiology7536463691.5
International Journal of Virology1816-4900Science Alert28584990.9
Virus Adaptation and Treatment1179-1624Dove Medical Press5431190.7
Hosts and viruses2515-4982ResearchersLinks Ltd493189.8
npj vaccines2059-0105Springer Nature515744888.7Website
Journal of Human Virology & Retrovirology2373-6453MedCrave Group25819586.8
Influenza Research and Treatment2090-1380Hindawi Limited4243985.7
Global journal of clinical virology2692-4749Peertechz Publications Private Limited7385.7
Current research on HIV/AIDS2575-7105Gavin Publishers14185.7
Journal of Viruses2314-646XHindawi Limited77085.7
Journal of emerging diseases and virology2473-1846Sci Forschen, Inc.664484.8
Virus Reviews & Research1519-2563Sociedade Brasileira de Virologia33634184.8Website
World Journal of AIDS2160-8814Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.33393084.7
HIV/AIDS research and treatment2377-8377Openventio Publishers527284.6
American journal of virology1949-0097Science Publications133784.6
Intervirology0300-5526S. Karger AG29175251184.4Website
Vaccines2076-393XMDPI AG31431699884.2Website
Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research2287-3651Korean Vaccine Society267292883.9Website
Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy0956-3202SAGE10351966683.6Website
Austin journal of HIV/AIDS research2380-0755Austin Publishing Group6183.3
Journal of clinical virology plus2667-0380Elsevier884783Website
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care2325-9574SAGE10311682.5Website
The Open Virology Journal1874-3579Bentham Science187299882.4
Viruses1999-4915MDPI AG1019512943682.2Website
Journal of Vaccines (Online)2090-7990Hindawi Limited114681.8
Journal of HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases (JAID)2332-483XJScholar113681.8
Journal of virus eradication2055-6640Elsevier1374325381.7Website
Vaccine2230-2298Dove Medical Press3221581.3
World journal of virology2220-3249Baishideng Publishing Group Co (World Journal of Virology)169262281.1
Frontiers in virology2673-818XFrontiers Media SA1054281Website
Emerging microbes & infections2222-1751Taylor & Francis15183768780.6Website
Aids Research and Treatment2090-1240Hindawi Limited320434280.6Website
Retrovirology1742-4690Springer Nature46745634780.1Website
Virology2514-4138Open Access Text292779.3
Journal of AIDS and HIV Research2141-2359Academic Journals30389278.5
World Journal of Vaccines2160-5815Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.13851278.3
Morbidity and mortality weekly report1057-5987Centers for Disease Control MMWR Office36461477.8
The Open Vaccine Journal1875-0354Bentham Science6237177.4
International journal of virology and AIDS2469-567XClinMed International Library923777.2
Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association2054-930XJournal of the European Mosquito Control Association13776.9Website
International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science2575-5757Science Publishing Group513076.5
Journal of HIV for clinical and scientific research2455-3786Peertechz Publications Private Limited21176.2
International journal of vaccines and immunization2470-9948Sci Forschen, Inc.252376
The Open Aids Journal1874-6136Bentham Science279315876
International journal of clinical virology2692-4994Heighten Science Publications Corporation332275.8
Aids Research and Therapy1742-6405Springer Nature7551143175.8Website
Journal of hepatitis2471-9706Scitechnol Biosoft Pvt. Ltd (OMICS)4275
Journal of HIV and AIDS2380-5536Sci Forschen, Inc.777774
Vaccine: X2590-1362Elsevier17156073.7Website
Viral Hepatitis Journal1307-9441Galenos Yayinevi34216473.7
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses1750-2640Wiley15382571373.5Website
HIV/AIDS : Research and Palliative Care1179-1373Dove Medical Press515317173.4Website
Journal of vaccines & immunization2053-1273Noble Research Publishers154473.3
Virus Evolution2057-1577Oxford University Press6791082073Website
HIV and AIDS Review1730-1270Termedia Sp. z.o.o.40449872.8Website
HIV current research2572-0805OMICS Publishing Group332772.7
BMC Infectious Diseases1471-2334Springer Nature1118720062571.9Website
Hepatitis Monthly1735-143XKowsar Medical Institute15891323370.4Website
Journal of the International AIDS Society1758-2652Wiley39374549970Website
Emerging Infectious Diseases1080-60401379557916569.6Website
Journal of vaccines and immunology2640-7590Peertechz Publications Private Limited521969.2
ВИЧ-инфекция и иммуносупрессии2077-9828Baltic Medical Education Center31534068.3
Journal of AIDS and HIV infections2454-499XAnnex Publishers, LLC312267.7
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology1556-679XAmerican Society for Microbiology521216155467.6Website
Biosafety and health2590-0536Elsevier167103667.1Website
Journal of translational gastroenterology and clinical hepatology2517-7419Boffin Access Limited3166.7
Current research in virological science2666-478XElsevier244666.7Website
SM journal of hepatitis research and treatment2573-3672JSMCentral LLC12766.7
Communicable diseases intelligence2209-6051Australian Government Department of Health21253166.5
Southern African Journal of Hiv Medicine1608-9693AOSIS1223349766.4Website
Journal of applied virology2305-5154HK Institute of Biologicals Standardization Ltd795264.6
Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases1344-630428053008964.4
Tumour virus research2666-6790Elsevier284764.3Website
International journal of virology studies & research2330-0027SciDoc Publishers LLC141664.3
Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases2472-4998OMICS Publishing Group287664.3
Animal Diseases2731-0442Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)475363.8Website
Sri Lanka journal of sexual health and HIV medicine2478-0693Sri Lanka Journals Online63863.5
The Open Antimicrobial Agents Journal1876-5181Bentham Science3221062.5
Virology discovery2052-6202Herbert Publications81962.5
Madridge journal of AIDS2638-1958Madridge Publishers, LLC161162.5
Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology0372-9311Central Research Institute for Epidemiology61124961.2Website
The Lancet microbe2666-5247Elsevier519734160.3Website
Therapeutic advances in vaccines and immunotherapy2515-1355SAGE5834560.3Website
Infectious Disease Modelling2468-0427Elsevier311475359.8Website
Global biosecurity2652-0036University of New South Wales7722059.7Website
International STD research & reviews2347-5196Sciencedomain International14511459.3
Neurobehavioral HIV medicine1179-1497Dove Medical Press3934359
Uirusu0042-6857The Japanese Association for Virology1834143359
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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.
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
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?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, which means the paper is freely available and fully accessible to everyone, b) Hybrid Open Access, which means that the authors can pay an APC to make the paper freely available, or c) Green Open Access, which means that there is a possiblity to make subcription based journal articles freely avaiable by uploading the peer-reviewed article to an instiutional repository. Among these, Diamond, Black, and Bronze Open Access also exist.