Open Access Zoology Journals

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

Zoology is study of the animal kingdom

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 Zoology Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Zoology manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Zoology 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 Zoology journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Zoology journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Zoology 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 Zoology journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Zoology OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Zoology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Novitates paleoentomologicae2329-5880The University of Kansas229795.5
European journal of taxonomy2118-9773Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle1095210795.3Website
International Journal of Odonatology1388-7890Worldwide Dragonfly Association599339795.3Website
International Journal of Myriapodology1875-2535Pensoft Publishers5028692
Acarologia0044-586XEDP Sciences27681405392Website
Movement ecology2051-3933Springer Nature349604590.8Website
Journal of Hymenoptera Research1070-9428Pensoft Publishers955642390.1Website
ZooKeys1313-2970Pensoft Publishers64513510389.2Website
Evolutionary Systematics2535-0730Pensoft Publishers7211287.5Website
University of Kansas publications, Museum of Natural History0075-5036Smithsonian Institution Biodiversity Heritage Library2347687
African Invertebrates1681-5556Pensoft Publishers871520386.2Website
Journal of melittology2325-4467The University of Kansas11232685.7
Megataxa2703-3082Magnolia Press3315584.8Website
Far Eastern entomologist1026-051XFederal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, FEB RAS37420983.2
International journal for parasitology. Parasites and wildlife2213-2244Elsevier758683582.6Website
Journal of Orthoptera Research1082-6467Pensoft Publishers737572982.5Website
Helminthologia0440-6605De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.1441632482
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research0947-5745Wiley21712924581.9Website
Sociobiology0361-6525Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana23501549581.7Website
Japanese journal of herpetology0285-3191Herpetological Society of Japan393108781.4
Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia0065-1710Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences631409780.7
Occasional papers of the Natural History Museum, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas0091-7958Smithsonian Institution Biodiversity Heritage Library1533880
Vertebrate Zoology1864-5755Pensoft Publishers12121579.3Website
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity2234-6953The Korean Society of Systematic Zoology1108311979.2Website
Acta Herpetologica1827-9635402164777.9Website
Folia Parasitologica0015-5683Biology Centre AS CR30212583877.3
Кавказский энтомологический бюллетень1814-3326Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences78762476Website
Species diversity : an international journal for taxonomy, systematics, speciation, biogeography, and life history research of animals1342-1670Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology630233175.9
Comparative Cytogenetics1993-0771Pensoft Publishers506315475.3Website
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae1217-8837Acta Zoologica Hungarica441230474.8Website
Zoologia1984-4670Pensoft Publishers975713274.1Website
Revista Brasileira De Entomologia0085-5626SciELO20331437473.8Website
Tropical Zoology0394-6975PAGEPress Publications641506173.8
Vestnik Zoologii0084-5604National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Co. LTD Ukrinformnauka)1067216273.6
Arthropoda selecta0136-006XKMK Scientific Press50664973.5
Parasites & Vectors1756-3305Springer Nature672413044673.2Website
Phyllomedusa: Journal of Herpetology1519-1397Universidade de Sao Paulo, Agencia USP de Gestao da Informacao Academica (AGUIA)404245873Website
Willdenowia0511-9618Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universitaet Berlin1545855673Website
Russian entomological journal0132-8069KMK Scientific Press713145772.8
Breviora0006-9698BioOne (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University)534546972.5
Records of the Western Australian Museum0312-3162Western Australian Museum8316372.3
Ecologica Montenegrina2336-9744Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology67585972.1Website
Opuscula zoologica Instituti Zoosystematici et Oecologici Universitatis Budapestinensis0237-5419Opuscula Zoologica1109371.8Website
Journal of species research2234-7909The National Institute of Biological Resources26330071.5
Museum Victoria science reports1833-0290Museums Victoria2128371.4
Entomologia2281-9584PAGEPress Publications2822971.4
Slovak Raptor Journal1337-3463De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.12550571.2
Folia Zoologica0139-7893BioOne (Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)1190998171
University of Kansas science bulletin0022-8850Smithsonian Institution Biodiversity Heritage Library291839770.8
Records of The Australian Museum0067-1975Australian Museum14671170569.8Website
Folia Malacologica1506-76291110241069.8Website
DNA Barcodes2299-1077Portico3340569.7
The Herpetological Bulletin1473-0928British Herpetological Society992108369.5
Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia0031-1049Universidade de Sao Paulo, Agencia USP de Gestao da Informacao Academica (AGUIA)811384569.4Website
Palaeodiversity1867-6294BioOne (Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History)6418968.8
Russian journal of theriology1682-3559KMK Scientific Press299145168.6
Revista Brasileira De Zoologia0101-8175SciELO25012956467.8
MycoKeys1314-4049Pensoft Publishers484339767.6Website
Basic & applied herpetology2255-1468Asociacion Herpetologica Espanola8621167.4
BMC zoology2056-3132Springer Nature13756966.4Website
The Nautilus0028-1344Smithsonian Institution Biodiversity Heritage Library2011541666.4
Arquivos de Zoologia0066-7870Universidade de Sao Paulo, Agencia USP de Gestao da Informacao Academica (AGUIA)156257966Website
Freshwater mollusk biology and conservation2472-2944BioOne (Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation)7934365.8
Belgian Journal of Zoology0777-6276644526165.8
Entomologica Fennica0785-8760Entomologica Fennica1014421365.4
Contributions to Zoology0067-8546Brill12371214665.1Website
PhytoKeys1314-2003Pensoft Publishers1235474864.9Website
Journal of Apicultural Science1643-4439De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.479258864.9
Zoologica Poloniae0044-510XDe Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.23371263.9
Frontiers in Zoology1742-9994Springer Nature7952735263.6Website
Iheringia Serie Zoologia0073-4721SciELO1595996963.5Website
Revue Suisse De Zoologie0035-418XMuseum d’Histoire naturelle of Geneva36771968762.5
Fragmenta entomologica0429-288XPAGEPress Publications28753862.4Website
Acta Arachnologica0001-5202Arachnological Society of Japan1306278061.9
Trudy Zoologičeskogo instituta0206-0477Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences24119161.8
African Natural History1816-83964724161.7Website
Smithsonian contributions to zoology0081-0282Smithsonian Institution6722343161.5
Biodiversity Data Journal1314-2828Pensoft Publishers1312461561.5Website
Paleontological contributions1946-0279The University of Kansas3118961.3
Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity2287-884XElsevier800200061.1Website
Зоология беспозвоночных1812-9250KMK Scientific Press349107261
Ornis Hungarica1215-161023860060.9
Check List1809-127XCheck List Journal3103986860.4Website
Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina0373-56801230295760.1Website
Tulane studies in zoology and botany0082-6782Smithsonian Institution Biodiversity Heritage Library3037460
Travaux du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle "Grigore Antipa"1223-2254Pensoft Publishers24527160Website
European Journal of Entomology1210-5759Biology Centre AS CR26002844759.9Website
Subterranean biology1768-1448Pensoft Publishers25893959.7Website
Avian research2053-7166Springer Nature351144759.3Website
Florida Entomologist0015-4040BioOne (Florida Entomological Society)69987181459.3Website
Blumea0006-5196Naturalis Biodiversity Center18201215259.2
Alpine Entomology2535-0889Pensoft Publishers10010459Website
Parasite1252-607XEDP Sciences18712408058.9Website
The Open Ornithology Journal1874-4532Bentham Science9170958.2
Nota lepidopterologica0342-7536Pensoft Publishers16521957.6Website
Chelonian research monographs1088-710510148157.4
Boletim de Zoologia0101-3580Universidade de Sao Paulo, Agencia USP de Gestao da Informacao Academica (AGUIA)138107257.2
Korean Journal of Parasitology0023-4001Korean Society for Parasitology26553260656.9
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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 level of association between a journal being listed and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Physics Through Computation has a relevance of “100” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has relevance 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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