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Open Access Publication Venues

If you are looking for a venue with which to publish your academic work, our curated and regularly updated list of our fields' scholarly Open Acces journals might be a good place to start. In alphabetical order you will find basic information of journals with OA options that are run by trusted institutions and publishers. We hope that our list will simplify the process of finding a suitable publication. Let us know if you'd like to suggest a journal for inclusion. 

English / British & Irish Studies

Anglistik

  • Anglistik is the official journal of the German Association for the Study of English (Deutscher Anglistenverband) and is published three times a year by Universitätsverlag Winter. The journal's focus is on innovative scholarship into all areas of English Studies - from Postcolonial Studies to inquiries into ESL-Teaching.
  • ISSN: 2625-2147
  • License: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Persistent identifiers: DOI
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: https://angl.winter-verlag.de/ 

 

The International Review of Scottish Studies 

  • IRSS is the official journal of the Scottish Studies Foundation and is published by the editorial board via PKP/OJS once a year. The journal is dedicated to a wide range of Scottish Studies scholarship including, but not limited to, history, culture, literature, religion, and the diaspora. 
  • ISSN: 1923-5763
  • License: CC-BY 4.0 
  • Persistent identifiers: - 
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: https://www.irss.uoguelph.ca/ 

 

Neo-Victorian Studies

  • Neo-Victorian Studies is a peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary e-journal dedicated to the exploration of the contemporary fascination with re-imagining the nineteenth century and its varied literary, artistic, socio-political and historical contexts in both British and international frameworks. Neo-Victorian Studies provides a strategic forum to analyse the complicated investments of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in historical remembrance, revision, and reconstruction, to engage creatively with the period, and to stimulate international debate and exchange of ideas in this field.
  • ISSN: 1757-9481
  • License: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Persistent identifiers: DOI
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/ 

 

Review of Irish Studies in Europe - RISE

  • Rise is the academic journal of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies and reflects and facilitates the diversity of research in the field of Irish Studies accross Europe and beyond. Rise aims at the publication of innovative research within and between the broad range of disciplines and areas engaged with irish Studies, including literature (in both Engllish and Irish), history, film & visual culture, politics, Translation Studies, Music Studies, and the social sciences.
  • ISSN: 2398-7685
  • License: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Persistent identifiers: DOI
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: http://risejournal.eu/index.php/rise/about/submissions 

American Studies

American Studies Journal

  • American Studies Journal welcomes contributions from scholars working in all disciplines of the humanities, including literary studies, cultural, studies, media studies, gender studies, environmental studies, history, political science, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. The goal of American Studies Journal is to present high quality research in American Studies informed by the theoretical concerns of specialists in an accessible way to be understood by non-specialists as well. Find the journal's archived issues in The Stacks.
  • ISSN: 2199-7268
  • License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Persitent identifiers: DOI
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: http://www.asjournal.org/submissions/ 

 

Amerikastudien / American Studies: A Quarterly 

  • Amerikastudien / American Studies is the official journal of the German Association for American Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien) and is published four times a year by Universitätsverlag Winter. The journal welcomes scholarly submissions on all areas of American Studies, including literary and cultural criticism, media, history, political science, linguistics, and pedagogy.
  • ISSN: 2625-2155
  • License: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Persistent identifiers: DOI
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: https://amst.winter-verlag.de/

Australian Studies

Zeitschrift für Australienstudien / Australian Studies Journal

  • ZfA/ASJ is the official publication of the German Association for Australian Studies (Gesellschaft für Australienstudien) and is published once a year by the editorial board on their official website. The journal publishes research articles and reviews that investigate literary, cultural, geographical, political, sociological, as well as economic dimensions of Australia and discuss its current and historical relations to Europe. Find the journal's archived issues in TheStacks.
  • ISSN: 1617-9900
  • License: 
  • Persistent identifiers: DOI
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: https://australienstudien.org/fuer-autoren/ 

Cultural Studies

On_Culture

  • On_Culture aims to provide a platform where key concepts and methods to the study of culture can be investigated, problematized, and developed. The journal is edited by the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and is published twice a year.
  • ISSN: 2366-4142
  • License: CC-BY 4.0
  • Persistent identifiers: Yes (URN)
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: https://www.on-culture.org/journal/ 

Gender Studies

Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

  • Gender Forum explores gender-related topics in the fields of literary and cultural production, media and the arts as well as politics, the natural sciences, medicine, the law, religion and philosophy. Beate Neumeier from the University of Köln is the general editor of this quarterly. 
  • ISSN: 1613-1878
  • License: CC-BY 4.0
  • Persistent identifiers: -
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: http://genderforum.org/about/

Literary Studies

Textpraxis: Digitales Journal für Philologie

  • Textpraxis publishes scholarly articles as well as more open formats that engage with all aspects of literary studies and its practice. It is edited and published biannually by the Graduate School Practices of Literature at the University of Münster. 
  • ISSN: 2191-8236 
  • License: CC-BY 4.0
  • Persistent Identifiers: Yes (DOI)
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: https://www.textpraxis.net/en/for-authors

Medieval Studies

Mediaevistik

  • Mediaevistik publishes articles on research methods and results dealing with studies within the different categories of the Middle Ages thus offering a forum for studies in all other important European languages - including English. This journal is published once a year by Peter Lang.
  • ISSN: 0934-7453
  • License: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Persistent identifiers: Yes (DOI)
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: https://www.peterlang.com/view/journals/med/med-overview.xml

Narratology

DIEGESIS: Interdisciplinary E-Journal for Narrative Research

Postcolonial Studies

Postcolonial Text

  • Postcolonial Text is an international, multi-disciplinary e-journal that presents a global forum for both the critical discussion of postcolonial literature, culture, history, and theory, as well as postcolonial poetry and fiction. The journal will publish work that investigates the multiple relationships between postcolonial, indigenous, and global discourses of cultural knowledge production. 
  • ISSN: 1705-9100
  • License: CC-BY 4.0
  • Persistent identifiers: -
  • More info and detailed submission guidelines: https://www.postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/about 
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