Update on OA journals from Academic Journals

On January 23 2009, there was a post, Many new and forthcoming OA journals from Academic Journals, by Gavin Baker, on Open Access News. A list of OA journals was included in the post, organized by launch date. Today, I visited the website of Academic Journals and reviewed their List of  Journals. At the end of the “Instructions for Authors” section of each journal, the current handling fee (article processing fee) for that journal can be found.

Below is a revised list of 54 journals, again organized by launch date.  For those journals with existing issues, the current handing fee has been added.

First online issue before 2009 (with date of first online issue):

* African Journal of Biotechnology (Nov 2002): $650
* Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews (Apr 2006): $550
* Educational Research and Reviews (Apr 2006): $450
* African Journal of Agricultural Research (Aug 2006): $600
* International Journal of Physical Sciences (Sep 2006): $550
* International NGO Journal (Oct 2006): $300
* Scientific Research and Essays (Oct 2006): $550
* African Journal of Business Management (Feb 2007): $550
* African Journal of Microbiology Research (May 2007): $550
* African Journal of Political Science and International Relations (May 2007): $550
* African Journal of Biochemistry Research (June 2007): $550
* African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Aug 2007): $550
* Journal of Cell and Animal Biology (Aug 2007): $550
* Journal of  Medicinal Plants Research (Aug 2007): $600
* African Journal of Food Science (Sep 2007): $550
* African Journal of Plant Science (Sep 2007): $550
* African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Sep 2007): $550
* African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Dec 2007): $600
* Journal of Geography and Regional Planing (Mar 2008): $550
* African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research (Aug 2008): $550

First issue in January 2009:

* International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences: $750

First issue in March 2009:

* Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science: $550
* Journal of Psychology and Counseling: $550

Planned for March 2009:

* International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology
* Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
* Journal of Geology and Mining Research

Planned for April 2009:

* African Journal of History and Culture
* International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
* International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
* Journal of Accounting and Taxation
* Journal of Bacteriology Research
* Journal of Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis
* Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene
* Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
* Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
* Journal of Economics and International Finance
* Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
* Journal of Entomology and Nematology
* Journal of General and Molecular Virology
* Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution
* Philosophical Papers and Review

Planned for May 2009:

* African Journal of Marketing
* International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
* International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture
* International Journal of Library and Information Science
* International Journal of Livestock Production
* International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
* Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
* Journal of Media and Communication Studies
* Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology
* Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
* Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
* Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
* Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

[List modified on March 16 and 17, 2009]

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1 Comment »

  1. Jim, careful: Some of the journals you list as new actually have earlier back issues. All the journals listed as new in Feb 2009 have archives to 2007 or earlier, for instance.

    [Added by the editor: Gavin, thanks for your comment. I have modified the list]

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