Open access journals in political science


I have created a list of open access journals in political science—journals that make all of their articles freely accessible without delay.

Please bear in mind that this is not an exhaustive list and that editorial policies change. If you notice that one or more journals are missing or that one or more existing entries need updating, please send me an email. I would be happy to hear from you.

Click on titles to learn more about the journals in the list and their open access policies.

Journal Publication charge SSCI rank h5-index
Policy and Society No 50/176 23
Research & Politics No* N/A 23
Politics and Governance Yes 94/176 19
Revista de Ciencia Política N/A 139/176 16
Journal of Current Chinese Affairs No N/A 15
Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs No N/A 13
Revista Brasileira de Politica Internacional No 125/176 14
Política y gobierno No 90/176 10
Journal of Australian Political Economy N/A 168/176 8
Austrian Journal of Political Science No 164/176 6
Politická ekonomie No 167/176 6
Internasjonal Politikk No 160/176 5
Canadian Political Science Review N/A N/A N/A
Ethics & Global Politics No 143/176 N/A
International Journal of Conflict and Violence No 107/176 N/A
Journal of Politics in Latin America No N/A N/A
Open Political Science No* N/A N/A
Political Research Exchange No* N/A N/A

To create this list, I had a look at here and here before going through the websites of major publishers.

* There might or will certainly be a publication charge in the future.