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Gratis Index: Psychology Journals Without Publication Fee

Dennis Relojo-Howell

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Michael Eisen did not hold back when he vented about academic publishing: ‘It’s still ludicrous how much it costs to publish research.’ Indeed, it is an inconvenient truth that most journals ask for fees under various names (article processing charge, article submission charge, manuscript handling fee, etc.) – but some are absolutely free to publish. 

Below is a list of journals relating to psychology, mental health, well-being, and related disciplines which do not charge any fees. 

This list (known as the Gratis Index) is managed by Dennis Relojo-Howell, founder of Psychreg, and Editor-in-Chief of Psychreg Journal of Psychology – a publication which also does not charge any publication fee. 

Number of indexed journals: 123

Last updated on: 27 July 2019

If you can confirm that a publication should not be listed here, or you would like to recommend a publication for inclusion on this list, please send email to: drelojo.howell@gmail.com

Inclusion criteria

  • Absolutely no fees
  • The scope of the publication must be within psychology, mental health, well-being, and allied fields.
  • Published in English

Disclaimer

Psychreg strives for accuracy that the following publications do not charge any publication fees. However, publications may amend their policies. These links are, therefore, being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Psychreg of any of the products, services or opinions of the publications or organisations. Psychreg bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its policy on publication fees. 


  1. Advanced Journal of Graduate Research
  2. Animal Behavior and Cognition
  3. Blended Learning in Practice
  4. Bulletin of Education and Research
  5. Brain Informatics
  6. Californian Journal of Health Promotion
  7. Canadian Journal of Sociology
  8. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews
  9. Contemporary Social Science
  10. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace
  11. Dialogues: An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research
  12. Digital Culture & Education
  13. Education Inquiry
  14. Education Review
  15. eJournal of Education Policy
  16. European Journal of Environment and Public Health (currently waived)
  17. European Journal of Counselling Psychology
  18. Europe’s Journal of Psychology 
  19. Essex Student Research Online
  20. Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics
  21. Global Journal of Emerging Trends in e-Business and Consumer Psychology
  22. Glossa: A Journal of Linguistics
  23. IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences
  24. IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences
  25. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology
  26. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry
  27. Indonesian Journal of Curriculum and Educational Technology Studies
  28. Innovative Approaches in Science Research
  29. International Journal of Active Learning
  30. International Journal of Advanced Medical and Health Research
  31. International Journal of Behavioral Sciences
  32. International Journal of Community Health Nursing*
  33. International Journal of Designs for Learning
  34. International Journal of Education
  35. International Journal of Educational Excellence
  36. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology
  37. International Journal of Educational Psychology
  38. International Journal of Emerging Knowledge
  39. International Journal of Health Sciences
  40. International Journal on Language, Research and Education Studies
  41. International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning
  42. International Journal of Modern Education Studies
  43. International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies
  44. International Journal of Psychology and Education Studies
  45. International Journal of Psychotherapy
  46. International Journal of Recent Advances in Organizational Behaviour and Decision Sciences
  47. International Journal of Research and Development
  48. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies
  49. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies 
  50. International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process 
  51. International Journal of Wellbeing
  52. International Journal of Yoga
  53. International Journal of Yoga, Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology
  54. International Refereed Journal of Reviews and Research
  55. International Review of Social Psychology
  56. Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research 
  57. International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management
  58. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies
  59. Journal of Behavioural Sciences
  60. Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change (currently waived)
  61. Journal of Dynamic Decision Making
  62. Journal of Economic Behavior
  63. Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies
  64. Journal of Educational Sciences & Psychology
  65. Journal of Education and Social Sciences
  66. Journal of Elementary Education
  67. Journal of Gender & Development
  68. Journal of Geriatric Mental Health
  69. Journal of Health Education
  70. Journal of Health and Social Sciences
  71. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
  72. Journal of International Social Studies
  73. Journal of International Students
  74. Journal of Innovation in Psychology, Education and Didactics
  75. Journal of Language and Linguistics Studies
  76. Journal of Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age
  77. Journal of Medical Sciences
  78. Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour
  79. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
  80. Journal of Numerical Cognition
  81. Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education 
  82. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
  83. Journal of Research Initiatives
  84. Journal of Research (Humanities) 
  85. Journal of Religion and Society
  86. Journal of Social and Political Psychology
  87. Journal of Social Science & Allied Health Professions * 
  88. Journal of Sport Sciences and Fitness
  89. K–12 STEM Education
  90. LINK
  91. Literacy and Numeracy Studies
  92. Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research
  93. Pakistan Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation
  94. Pakistan Journal of Professional Psychology Research and Practice
  95. Panamerican Journal of Neuropsychology
  96. Pedagogical Research (currently waived)
  97. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities
  98. Psychology, Community & Health
  99. Psychology of Language and Communication
  100. Psychological Science and Education 
  101. Psychological Thought 
  102. Psychological Topics
  103. Psychreg Journal of Psychology
  104. PsyPAG Quarterly
  105. Quaderns de Psicologia: International Journal of Psychology
  106. Qualitative Research in Education
  107. Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology 
  108. Romanian Journal of Psychological Studies
  109. Secondary Education Journal
  110. Seminar.net
  111. SJournal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique
  112. Sleep Science
  113. Slovenian Journal of Public Health
  114. Society for Judgment and Decision Making
  115. Solidarity: Journal of Education, Society and Culture
  116. Spiritual Psychology and Counseling
  117. STEM & Early Childhood Education (currently waived)
  118. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication
  119. The European Journal of Counselling Psychology
  120. The Malaysian Journal of Psychology 
  121. The New School Psychology Bulletin
  122. The Russian Journal of Physical Education and Sport
  123. Think