Raja’s List of Reilable Open Access Journals

Inspired by Beall’s list of predatory journals,[1] Raja’s List hopes to provide information about reliable open access journals from all disciplines.

The term reliable is meant to suggest that to the best of our knowledge, the journals listed here are neither predatory nor fake.

This list is developed according to the selection criteria listed below but is in no way offered as a judgment on the quality of works published in these journals.

Selection Criteria:

  • The journal must be open access (Immediate or delayed)
  • The journal must have a field-specific editorial team and an editorial board.
  • The journal must follow a blind peer review policy.
  • The journal must be indexed by field-specific indexing agencies.
  • The journal must have a history of publishing on time.
  • The journal does not charge a publication or submission fee. (Some exceptions apply).
  • At least two scholars (not associated with the journal) in the journal’s specific field must recommend the journal as reliable.

Note: This is an ongoing project and we would be grateful if you would take a few moments to recommend a journal for inclusion. Please use the comment box below to send us your suggestions.

Journal List

  1. 19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
  2. Cognitariat: Journal of Contingent Labor
  3. Computational Linguistics
  4. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy
  5. Culture Machine
  6. Culture Unbound
  7. Durham Anthropology Journal
  8. Fast Capitalism
  9. Fibreculture
  10. Film-Philosophy
  11. Filozofski vestnik
  12. Glossator
  13. Image and Narrative
  14. Inflexions
  15. International Journal of Žižek Studies
  16. Journal of International and Global Studies
  17. NANO: New American Notes Online
  18. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies
  19. Parrhesia
  20. Postcolonial Text
  21. Studies in Social Justice
  22. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy
  23. The Trumpeter
  24. Vectors



Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)

  1. While I am impressed with Jeffrey Beall’s work in listing predatory journals and publishers, I also feel the need to point out that there are some wonderful Open Access journals and that Open Access Movement is a timely and apt challenge to controlled knowledge model