Friday, October 22, 2010

Updates on the list of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

I first assembled the List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies in observance of Open Access Week 2009. It was based on journals cited in AWOL since its beginning in January 2009 . At that time the list included more than two hundred titles - a surprisingly large number - or so I thought at the time. In an effort to make the List canonical and comprehensive, I began adding additional journals in groups of twenty. All (or nearly all) of these have been accessible via Abzu for varying lengths of time. This process offered me the opportunity to verify all the links and repair the broken ones. On February 17, 2010 the list reached six hundred titles, and the post date was updated. On July 7, 2010 the list reached seven hundred titles, and the post date was updated.  On its first anniversary, and in honor of Open Access Week 2010, I am again updated the post date, though the link remains stable.  At that time I removed the version history from the main list and placed it here.  On May 5, 2011, with the addition of Engramma the list reached nine hundred titles and the post date was updated.  On September 28, 2011, the list reached one thousand titles, and  the post date was updated on October 1st, 2011. On February 14, 2012, with the addition of Arqueología y Territorio: Revista del Programa de Doctorado "Arqueología y Territorio", the list reached eleven hundred titles, and  the post date was updated. On May 5, 2015, with the addition of The Journal of Jewish Lore and Philosophy, the list passed fifteen hundred titles. On May 19th, Day of Digital Humanities 2015 (#dayofDH2015), the post date was updated. On December 25, 2015, the post was updated. On 21 January 2016, with the addition of Μακεδονικά - Makedonika, the list passed the 1600 title mark and was updated. Since then, I update the list whenever it is necessary, and I repost it annually on January first. As of 1 January 2022, it includes more than two thousand titles.

I trust that users of the list will offer suggestions for correction of errors and addition of new titles in the comment field available at the bottom of the main list at List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies.


  1. The Aegypten Forum Berlin e.V. provides an new service: "Isched Onlinebeiträge" which means academic articles, available for download as PDF. The first issue is online (direct) or -> Vereinsaktivitäten -> Isched Onlinebeiträge. New Articles appear in irregular order.

    Would you be so kind to publish the a.m. link?

    Thank you very much.

    Gitta Warnemuende
    Aegypten Forum Berlin e.V.

  2. the link Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres: Lettre d’information doesn't work, thank you for checking! Best, Regine

  3. Thank you for letting me know. I have fixed that link.

  4. Good Morning Mr Jones,
    The root link to alphabetical-list-of-open-access.html returns a "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist."
    I came here from Wikipedia. Before I annotate there that it's a broken link --
    did you change the URL?

  5. Thanks for alerting me to this. All the links above work once again!