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Annotated webliography: Links to open-access journals

Selected by Abdelmajid Bouziane

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Welcome to this list of open-access journals. Check the latest issue of each journal to keep abreast of novelties in your area of interest.

This list of websites contains journal with free access. It should be acknowledged that there are other well-known and established journals but they have restricted access to their materials. The links to these journals are operational as of October 2014.

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Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication and circulation of quality thinking in cultural studies—in particular work that draws out new kinds of politics, as they emerge in diverse sites. We are interested in writing that shapes new relationships between social groups, cultural practices and forms of knowledge and which provides some account of the questions motivating its production. We welcome work from any discipline that meets these aims. Aware that new thinking in cultural studies may produce a new poetics we have a dedicated new writing section to encourage the publication of works of critical innovation, political intervention and creative textuality.

Scan | Journal of Media Arts Culture

The journal is refereed (ISSN 1449-1818), concerned with both the aesthetics and political economy of media arts, as practised in both new and traditional forms. The magazine contains non-refereed, informal pieces on media arts and related culture. The gallery contains online and digital art works. The approach of both the journal and magazine is inter-disciplinary, drawing on media studies, cultural studies, media law, information and technology studies, fine arts and philosophy. Scan considers developments in network culture, digital media, screen arts, digital art, music and audio arts, as well as the culture enveloping these practices and technologies. Scan has recently been redesigned and older content has not yet been migrated. For the time being please use the link to the pre-2012 archive until all content has been moved across.


eHumanista is a peer-reviewed electronic journal providing a forum for original research in Spanish and Portuguese Medieval and Early Modern Literatures and Cultures. The journal not only publishes original articles, but it also serves as a distributor for monographs, scholarly editions of texts and manuscripts, and reviews related to the current state of the field. Our goal is to address the needs of scholars by providing a forum for the dissemination of new discoveries in the field, and also to provide wide-spread and immediate access to manuscripts and edited texts which are currently only viewed in special collections or on microfilm. The unique medium of electronic scholarship allows us to publish studies of varying lengths and in diverse formats, thus we accept submissions in the form of long monographs, interactive graphically-rich editions and manuscripts edited with hyperlinks or enhanced with visual and sound files. Most publications are retrievable in PDF format.

The European Journal of American Studies

The European Journal of American Studies is produced by the European Association for American Studies (EAAS), a federation of national and joint-national associations of specialists of the United States ( regrouping approximately 4000 scholars from 27 European countries. It publishes three or four issues each year. Each issue is either thematically composed or incrementally evolutive. It welcomes contributions from Americanists in Europe and elsewhere and aims at making available reliable information and state-of-the-art research on all aspects of United States culture and society. Contributions will be submitted to the approval of the editorial committee following specialized peer-review. The director of this publication is the President of the European Association for American Studies. Opinions expressed in EJAS should however be considered as strictly that of the authors.

aspeers: emerging voices in american studies

aspeers is the first and currently only graduate-level peer-reviewed print journal for European American studies. Anchored in Leipzig's American studies MA program, it is being published annually by a student editorial team and is dedicated to publishing the best American Studies scholarship done on the graduate level of European universities.

AMERICANA – E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary

AMERICANA – E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, supported and maintained by the Department of American Studies at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged, has been launched to provide a forum for students and scholars who are actively engaged in studying the culture of the United States of America and the Americas.

La Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine

La Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine est une revue universitaire en ligne consacrée aux pratiques symboliques, économiques et sociales aux États-Unis. Elle souhaite donner un écho aux réflexions et aux travaux scientifiques de chercheurs en civilisation américaine et contribuer activement, dans une perspective interdisciplinaire, à la recherche française dans ce domaine. Chaque numéro contient des articles qui répondent d’abord et avant tout à des critères de rigueur intellectuelle, une discussion-débat d’experts, et des recensions d’ouvrages. Le rythme de parution/mise en ligne est annuel.

The American Studies Journal

The American Studies Journal is published semiannually. Each issue of the American Studies Journal is devoted to a particular theme in American Studies.

Transatlantica: Revue des Etudes Américaines

Publiée par l’Association Française d’Études Américaines, Transatlantica est une revue semestrielle à comité de rédaction indépendant, pratiquant l'évaluation en double aveugle. Elle veut être un lieu de débat et de publication pour l’ensemble des études américaines, sans exclusive. Les contributions, en français ou en anglais, peuvent adopter toutes les formes possibles, de l’article scientifique classique à l’ensemble de documents multimédias. Un numéro de Transatlantica est en général composé de plusieurs dossiers thématiques que complètent des articles hors-thème et plusieurs rubriques récurrentes.

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) is a peer-reviewed online journal that seeks to broaden the interdisciplinary study of American cultures in a transnational context. JTAS is the first academic journal explicitly focused on what Shelley Fisher Fishkin in her 2004 American Studies Association presidential address called the "transnational turn" in American Studies.

FQS Forum: Qualitative Social Research

FQS is a peer-reviewed multilingual online journal for qualitative research established in 1999. FQS thematic issues are published tri-annually. In addition, selected individual contributions and contributions to the journal's regular features FQS Reviews, FQS Debates, FQS Conferences and FQS Interviews are published as soon as they have undergone peer review. It is an open-access journal.

Action Research International

It is a refereed on-line journal of action research. The journal consists of an electronic discussion list to which papers can be submitted for comment, and a further list which carries the papers on acceptance. You may submit papers, or you may join the journal as a subscriber.

Discourse Analysis online

DA On-Line is a brand new, international, interactive on-line journal dedicated to the publication of discourse analysis research. DA On-Line uses interactive, internet-based media to provide an innovative forum for the presentation of discourse analysis research, to foster on-line collaboration and dialogue within the DA community and to redesign the conventional journal review process. We invite submissions from all discourse researchers in the social sciences, cultural studies or humanities. We would particularly like to see discussions of the practical applications of discourse studies.

Socjournal (Electronic Journal of Sociology)

Founded January 28th, 2010, the Socjournal is a new media journal intended to offer sociologists a window into the world of new media communications. Recognizing that traditional scholarly publication in traditional scholarly journals is limited, slow, and isolated (i.e. sociological research remains hidden behind an academic wall that is impenetrable to most people), the Socjournal aims to bring sociology to the world by providing blog space, regular columns, and academic reports designed to popularize and disseminate the fascinating world of sociological research.

International Journal of Qualitative Research

The International Journal of Qualitative Methods (ISSN: 16094069) is a peer reviewed journal published quarterly as a web-based journal by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and its international affiliates. Our goals are to advance the development of qualitative methods, and to disseminate methodological knowledge to the broadest possible community of academics, students, and professionals who undertake qualitative research. By keeping the journal free of charge, we hope to reach an audience who, for whatever reason, do not read traditional, subscription -based journals.

The Ontario Action Researcher

The Ontario Action Researcher is a freely accessible, full-text, peer-reviewed electronic journal intended for elementary, secondary, and university teachers who are concerned with exploring the unity between educational research and practice. While our primary aim is to serve the needs of educators in Ontario, we welcome readership and submissions from elsewhere in Canada and the world.

POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention

Poroi (2151-2957) is sponsored by the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry. Scholarly articles in Poroi emphasize rhetorical analysis and invention in all fields of learning, and they address interdisciplinary audiences. Poroi is published semiannually. As an electronic journal, Poroi is more flexible than paper journals about its lengths, forms, and publication schedules. It appears several times a year, as submissions warrant, and it publishes single articles as well as special symposia or issues catalyzed by guest editors. Authors retain copyrights, releasing their works for publication in the journal. There are no fees for submission or subscription.

The Qualitative Report

The Qualitative Report (ISSN 1052-0147) is a peer-reviewed, on-line bi-monthly journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. The Qualitative Report, the oldest multidisciplinary qualitative research journal in the world, serves as a forum and sounding board for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating qualitative, action, collaborative, and critical study. These pages are open to a variety of forms: original, scholarly activity such as qualitative research studies, critical commentaries, editorials, or debates concerning pertinent issues and topics; news of networking and research possibilities; and other sorts of journalistic and literary shapes which may interest and pique readers.

Teacher College record

The Teachers College Record is a journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education. It has been published continuously since 1900 by Teachers College, Columbia University. Sociological Research Online We publish fully peer-reviewed sociology looking at current issues. A purely online journal, we make use of new media and reach a wide and international readership. We also publish special sections and rapid response articles, which address key issues in the public arena.


A Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies


Comparative Literature and Culture

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (ISSN 1481-4374), the peer-reviewed quarterly of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences is published online in full text and in open access by Purdue University Press ©Purdue University and in hard-copy annuals in the Purdue University Press monograph series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies. CLCWeb publishes scholarship following tenets of the disciplines of comparative literature and cultural studies designated as "comparative cultural studies" in a global, international, and intercultural context and with a plurality of methods and approaches. In addition to the publication of articles, CLCWeb publishes review articles of scholarly books and publishes research material in its Library Series. Work published in the journal is indexed in the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, in Humanities International Complete, and in the International Bibliography of the Modern Language Association of America. CLCWeb is mirrored on the website of the British Comparative Literature Association, it is preserved at research libraries in theStanford University lockss system, and it is archived in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada.


AMERICANA – E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, supported and maintained by the Department of American Studies at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged, has been launched to provide a forum for students and scholars who are actively engaged in studying the culture of the United States of America and the Americas. AMERICANA is entirely non-profit, copyrights of the articles are licensed under Creative Commons 2.5. The journal serves exclusively as an educational and academic forum for scholars and students having interest in the field of American Studies. The views expressed in the essays do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors of AMERICANA.

The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management

The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management aims to publish perspectives on topics relevant to the study, implementation and management of knowledge management. The journal contributes to the development of both theory and practice in the field of knowledge management. The journal accepts academically robust papers, topical articles and case studies that contribute to the area of research in, and practice of knowledge management.

Current Issues in Education (CIE)

Welcome to Current Issues in Education (CIE), an online research journal devoted to advancing scholarly thoughts in the field of education. CIE publishes articles that promote educational dialogue, research, practice, and policy. We also strive to develop and deepen a sense of scholarship within our academic community. We publish approximately three journal issues per year. Given the flexibility of our online format, we also extend the privilege to add additional articles as special topics and current events warrant extra attention to timely educational issues. CIE encourages all authors to submit educational research articles for publication consideration at any time. Media enhancements are welcomed. Once we formally review and accept an article for print, CIE will publish the author’s work according to each publication’s release schedule. We look forward to reading your submissions and congratulate our future published authors.

Heritage Language Journal

HLJ, an online, blind-refereed journal, was established in 2002 to provide a forum for scholars to publish the results of their research and to advance knowledge about educating heritage speakers. HLJ is published jointly by the Center for World Languages of UCLA and the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching and is housed on a server hosted by the UCLA International Institute. The journal seeks submissions from researchers and practitioners in: linguistics & applied linguistics, psychology, sociology, language education, language policy, other relevant fields.

Information Research

Information Research, is an open access, international, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is privately published and edited by Professor T.D. Wilson. It is hosted, and given technical support, by Lund University Libraries, Sweden.

International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS)

International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS) is a quality peer-reviewed scholarly journal. All submissions are double-blind refereed by four or more scholars. IJDS is an Open Access (OA) journal published in print by subscription and its articles also appear online free of charge.

The Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies

The Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies is a refereed, academic journal covering in principle all aspects of Arabic and Islamic studies. The Journal is published on the Internet by the editors and cooperating institutions and on paper by Edinburgh University Press.

Language and Literacy

Language and Literacy is an online journal for education interested in a broad range of literacy issues encompassing research and teaching in multimedia, print, and oracy.

Journal of Intercultural Communication

The goal of the journal is to promote research but also education and training in the area of intercultural communication. The journal is an outgrowth of the activities of NIC – the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication. The great interest shown in the activities of NIC have pointed to a need for more journals employing a peer review procedure within the area of intercultural communication. By starting this journal, we hope to encourage more research and to facilitate contacts between interested researchers as well as to provide better possibilities for reviewed publication.


Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL)

The online journal Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL) is a scholarly international refereed journal originally founded as a print journal in 1983 at the University of Aston, Birmingham, England. The journal moved to the University of Hawai‘i in 2002 under the co-editorship of Richard R. Day and Thom Hudson, and Reviews Editor Anne Burns, Macquarie University, Australia. It is supported by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), the University of Hawai‘i College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, and the University of Hawai‘i Department of Second Language Studies. Reading in a Foreign Language has established itself as an excellent source for the latest developments in the field, both theoretical and pedagogic, including improving standards for foreign language reading.

Taiwan Journal of Linguistics

Taiwan Journal of Linguistics is an international journal dedicated to the publication of research papers on linguistics and welcomes contributions in all areas of the scientific study of language. Review articles of linguistics-related books and informal book announcements are also welcome. Contributions may be submitted from all countries and are accepted all year round.

The Linguistics Journal

The Linguistics is the scientific study of language, as such it is comprised of the study of the structure and development of a particular language and its relationship to other languages, the connection between language and mind, the relation between language and society and many other fields.

Translation Journal

A publication for Translaters by Translators about Translators and Translation.

SKY Journal of Linguistics

The Linguistic Association of Finland was founded in 1977 to promote linguistic research and the teaching of linguistics in Finland by offering a forum for discussion, both in Finland and abroad.

The Asian EFL Journal

The Asian EFL Journal is published monthly and presents information, theories, research, methods and materials related to language acquisition and language learning. An academic Second Language Acquisition Research Journal. The Asian EFL Journal is one of the world's leading refereed and indexed journals for second language research.


An interdisciplinary journal developing the notion of "translating, between cultures", launched in 1999, has a crucial role to play as an alternative to currently dominant ideologies. This concept is likely to create new dynamics related to the formal acknowledgement of cultural diversity, and to renew intercultural reflection and action in the contemporary world and for the future. The association runs international cultural cooperation programmes, organise training programmes, research and translation workshops and residencies, conferences, seminars.