OA Journals

Search Resources for Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ lists more than 200 Open Access journals from Switzerland. The majority is published by the two publishers MDPI (Basel) and Frontiers (Lausanne).

Selection of an Appropriate Journal

Different platforms and applications help to select the appropriate journal for a paper, taking into account different requirements.

Think. Check. Submit.
Think. Check. Submit. offers a guide, a checklist and food for thought for choosing the right journals.

Cost effectiveness of Open Access journals
With this matrix, Eigenfactor puts the influence of an article in relation to the publication costs required for it. The journals can be selected by subject area.

Quality of Open Access journals through Journal Score Cards
The impact factor continues to be the classic measure of journal quality. Young (Open Access) journals in particular are not taken into account and are therefore dependent on other quality indicators. The SURF project has therefore launched the Quality Open Access Market: Open Access journals are evaluated using score cards based on various criteria.

Journal Selector based on keywords
Using keywords in the abstract, the Journal Selector suggests a journal with the right content for the publication. In addition, you can select whether only journals with an impact factor and/or journals with an Open Access option should be considered.

Thomson Reuters Open Access Journal Title Liste
Thomson Reuters maintains a list of all Open Access journals indexed in the Web of Science.

Most-cited Open Access journals

Researchers often have difficulties finding an Open Access journal that meets their requirements regarding quality, visibility and relevance. The National Contact Point Open Access OA2020-DE has thus complied a searchable list of 800 frequently cited Open Access journals from almost all scientific disciplines.