This is a list of some prominant open acess (OA) journals.

For some links about what open acess is, see: open_access. For an humorous and illustrated introduction to the question, see: PhD Comics 08/05/2009

This list is of course not exhaustive, and is mainly based on a ranking made in 2009 of open access journals according to their impact factor (IF). Because the impact factor is highly discipline-dependent, journals with the highest scores in each of five different categories are listed.

All the journals listed here can be accessed via the DOAJ portal (Directory of Open Acces Journals), which also proposes a basic search engine.

Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Genetics

Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Environment, Agriculture

Technology, Engineering, Computer Science

Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy

Society, Linguistics, Psychology, Economics