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Sociology : Open Access Journals

Why Open Access?

Are you a scholar looking to publish your work in an Open Access (OA) journal? 

Do you want to retain your author rights and ensure your research is publicly accessible?

Have you graduated, wish to access the current literature in your field, but can't get past the paywalls of subscription databases?

If you answered yes to any of these questions - this page is for you!

Learn more about OA by visiting the U of L Library's guide to OA.   What is the difference between green, gold and hybrid OA? How can you identify a predatory publisher? Does the U of L have access to discounts on article processing charges (APC)?

Don't forget about OPUS - the U of L's OA research repository!  We're proud of our scholars and are pleased to provide free access to their works.  If you are a U of L scholar, please visit this page if you're interested in self-archiving your research with us.

Click here to view U of L's Open Access Policy.

OA Journals for Sociology.

Click here for a list of OA journals for Sociology. This list is a work in progress and I'll continue to update it. 

Journals that provide only partial open access to selected articles will not be included on this list.  I have deliberately excluded "possibly predatory" titles and made an effort to include journals that do not have an author processing fee.

Wondering how to identify a trusted journal?  The Think/Check/Submit site has some great tips for researchers!

If you wish to suggest a journal for this list, please email me using the link on right.

Directories & Repositories for Sociology

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): select Social Sciences from the subject tree.

SocArXiv is an online preprint server for the social sciences including Social and Behavioral Sciences.

OpenDOAR is a directory of OA repositories.

Sociology publications in OPUS (the U of L's repository)!

Google Dataset Search (beta version) trawls the web for millions of open data repositories.