Open Access Journals

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This is a list of Open Access journals in English.

American Communication Journal

The American Communication Journal is a completely online, blind-reviewed publication, dedicated to the conscientious analysis and criticism of significant communicative artifacts.

Baltic Screen Media Review

Baltic Screen Media Review is a new peer-reviewed journal that was launched in 2013 and is published by Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School.

Brazilian Journalism Research

Created on 2005, Brazilian Journalism Research has as main mission is the promotion of advanced interdisciplinary studies about Journalism, publishing scientific articles of research´s results, stimulating debates on theoretical and methodological issues on Journalism.

Case Studies in Strategic Communication

Case Studies in Strategic Communication (CSSC) is dedicated to the study of strategic communication through the case study form.

Communications in Information Literacy (CIL)

Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) is an independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated to advancing knowledge, theory, and research in the area of information literacy.

Community Informatics

Community Informatics (CI) is the study and the practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).


Comunicar is a scientific research journal at the intersection of two roads of knowledge – education and communication.

Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ)

Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities.

Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries

EJISDC focuses on the digital divide.

First Monday

First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet.

Frontiers in Communication

Frontiers in Communication publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research in areas including Political, Health, and Science and Environmental Communication.

Human Technology

Human Technology presents innovative, peer-reviewed articles that explore the issues and challenges surrounding the human role in all areas of our ICT-infused societies.

Information Technologies and International Development (ITID)

ITID focuses on the intersection of information and communication technologies (ICT) with international development. 


The French Journal of Media and Media Representations in the English-Speaking World
The aim of InMedia is to study the media and media representations in the English-speaking world.

International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies

The International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, IJAPS (ISSN 1823-6243) is an electronic journal (e-journal) published by Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press),

International Journal of Communication

The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world.

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT (IJEDICT)

The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is an e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content.

Internet Policy Review

The Internet Policy Review is an open access, fast track and peer-reviewed journal on internet regulation.

Journal Communication Spectrum: Indonesian Journal of Communication and Culture

It is an open access, independently and objectively peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Bakrie University, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Journal of Alternative and Community Media

The Journal of Alternative and Community Media (JOACM) is an online, academic journal for the publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed international research. 

JCOM – Journal of Science Communication

JCOM is an on-line journal on scientific communication.

Journal of Communications (JCM)

Journal of Communications (JCM) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published monthly, focusing on theories, methods, and algorithms in communications.

Journal of Information Policy

The Journal of Information Policy brings contemporary scholarly research and analysis of significant information policy issues to the attention of policymakers in a timely fashion via an online format.

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

The Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research (JICRCR) is a biannual peer-reviewed, open access publication of the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida.

Journal of Media Law & Ethics

This peer-reviewed scientific journal publishes theoretical and empirical papers and essays and book reviews that advance an understanding of media law and ethics and diversity in society.

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is an online, open access academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world.

KOME – An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry

KOME is a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields.

M/C Journal

M/C Journal is a fully blind peer-reviewed open access journal, and open to submissions and responses from anyone on the Internet. 

Malaysian Journal of Media Studies / Jurnal Pengajian Media Malaysia

It is a interdisciplinary journal in communication and media studies published twice a year, in June and December.


MATRIZes is a journal aimed at the publication of scientific literature whose object of study is communication.

Media and Communication

Media and Communication is an international open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields.

Media Fields Journal

Media Fields Journal is a platform for the dissemination of current research on the spatial dimensions of media.

Media Industries

Media Industries is a peer-reviewed, multi-media, open-access online journal that supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. 

Media Theory

Media Theory is an independent, online and open access journal of peer-reviewed, theoretical interventions into all aspects of media and communications. 


MediaTropes is a transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal that seeks to breach boundaries, existing as a vigorous border hopper-alien in new cultural territories.


MedieKultur is a peer-reviewed journal of media and communications studies that encourages stimulating ideas, sound thinking and strong arguments without any dogmatic preference for certain schools of thought.

Moment Journal

Moment Journal is a peer-reviewed, international online journal published twice a year by the Faculty of Communication, Hacettepe University. 

Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network

MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) is the subject association that represents all who teach or research in Higher Education in media, communications and cultural studies.

Nordic and Baltic Journal of Information and Communication Technologies (nb!ict)

Nordic and Baltic Journal of Information and Communication Technologies – nb!ict – is a new international journal promoting debate on ICT developments among academics, analysts, professionals and practitioners.

Nordicom Review

Nordicom Review, a refereed journal, provides a major forum for media and communication researchers in the Nordic countries.

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies

The Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies (OJCMT) is an international, rigorously peer-reviewed journal in the field of Communication and its related fields. 

PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication

PLATFORM is an international peer-review graduate journal. It is published twice a year by the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia.

The Political Economy of Communication

Published by the political economy section of the IAMCR, it showcases original research from established and emerging scholars and commentaries on contemporary media-related issues. 


PRism (ISSN 1448-4404) is a free-access, online, peer-refereed public relations and communication research journal.

Studies in Communication | Media (SCM)

The innovative E-Journal published by the German Communication Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, DGPuK e.V.) aims to present a full range of studies in communications and media on a high level of quality. 

Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS)

Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) is a peer-reviewed, platinum open access journal for communication and media research.

Technology and Regulation

Technology and Regulation (TechReg), is a new interdisciplinary journal of law, technology and society. 


tripleC is a transdisciplinary journal that is open to contributions from all disciplines and approaches that meet at the conjunctions of cognition, communication and cooperation.


Trípodos is an academic journal of international scope published by the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, Ramon Llull University. 

World of Media. Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies

The journal World of Media. Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies (ISSN 2307-1605) is an open access peer-reviewed journal

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