Free Scopus journals in education

This blog post aims to provide a list of free Scopus-indexed journals in education. We have listed around 20 Scopus/ SCI education journals that publish research without APC.

Also check: 6 Fast publishing Scopus journals in education & 22 UGC CARE journals in Education

There are various Scopus indexed journals that publish without any cost. In this blog post, we are covering only free Scopus-indexed education journals. Some journals are also indexed in SCI.

List of free Scopus-indexed journals in education

Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training

The Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training is published by Springer Science + Business Media. The ISSN of this journal is 18776337, 18776345. The journal publishes research in the field related to Education (Q3).

SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 0.414

Quartile: Q2


Encyclopaideia publishes theoretical, methodological, and political articles on key issues in the education field from a multidisciplinary and phenomenological point of view.

Publisher:Bononia University Press
Open Access:NO

Journal of Social and Political Psychology

The Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal (without author fees). It publishes articles at the intersection of social and political psychology from different epistemological, methodological, theoretical, and cultural perspectives.

Open Access:YES
Subject:Sociology and Political Science

Cultural Studies of Science Education

Cultural Studies of Science Education is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an interactive platform for researchers working in the multidisciplinary fields of cultural studies and science education.

Impact Factor: 1.167
Journal Rank: 10417
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 0.661
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Springer

Science & Education

Science & Education is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. It covers the roles and uses of history and philosophy of science and sociology of science in the teaching of science and mathematics.

Publisher:Springer Nature
Open Access:NO

The Australian Educational Researcher

AER welcomes contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives on any level of education.

Impact Factor: 2.235
Journal Rank: 7012
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 0.98
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Springer

Journal of Educational Change

It deals with issues like educational innovation, reform and restructuring, school improvement and effectiveness, culture-building, inspection, school-review, and change management.

Impact Factor: 2.61
Journal Rank: 5873
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 1.397
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Springer

Social Psychology of Education

Social Psychology of Education draws from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and education in order to help us better understand human behavior in education.

Impact Factor: 2.192
Journal Rank: 7149
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 1.136
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Springer

Technology, Knowledge and Learning

Publisher:Springer Nature
Open Access:NO
Subject:Mathematics (miscellaneous)

Computers in Human Behavior

Computers in Human Behavior is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering human-computer interaction and cyberpsychology. It was established in 1985 and is published by Elsevier.

Impact Factor: 6.829
Journal Rank: 1019
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 2.108
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Elsevier

Language and Communication

This journal is unique in that it provides a forum devoted to the interdisciplinary study of language and communication.

Open Access:NO
Subject:Language and Linguistics

Political Geography

Political Geography is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Elsevier covering the geographical and spatial dimensions of politics and the political.

Impact Factor: 3.66
Journal Rank: 3564
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 1.527
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Elsevier


System is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the applications of educational technology and applied linguistics to problems of foreign language teaching and learning.

Impact Factor: 3.167
Journal Rank: 4546
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 1.422
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Elsevier

Linguistics and Education

Linguistics and Education encourages submissions that apply theory and method from all areas of linguistics to the study of education.

Impact Factor: 1.592
Journal Rank: 9083
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 0.976
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Elsevier

Journal of English for Academic Purposes

The Journal of English for Academic Purposes provides a forum for the dissemination of information and views which enables practitioners of and researchers in EAP to keep current with developments in their field and to contribute to its continued updating.

Impact Factor: 2.171
Journal Rank: 7221
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 1.196
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Elsevier

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

The Journal of Anthropological Archaeology is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of archaeology.

Open Access:NO

Journal of Pragmatics

The Journal of Pragmatics is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the linguistic subfield of pragmatics

Impact Factor: 1.476
Journal Rank: 9457
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 0.942
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Elsevier


Poetics is an interdisciplinary journal of theoretical and empirical research on culture, the media and the arts.

Impact Factor: 1.678
Journal Rank: 8816
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): 0.874
Quartile: Q1
Publisher: Elsevier

7 thoughts on “Free Scopus journals in education”

  1. Sir,
    I found every thing at @PhDTalks for a research scholar.
    Thanks for updating for Free Scopus SCI journals in education.
    I want to know if these are free then do we have to pay publication charges. As I am interested to publish my manuscript in one of the three-The Australian Educational Researcher, Technology, Knowledge and Learning or in Journal on Educational Change as I found publication charges there on the respective link (US$ 2,780.00|£ 1,890.00|€ 2.190.00). Thanks in advance.

  2. I need a list of low-cost Scopus and Web of science indexed journals for Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences Economics.


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