Publish open access with Routledge Education

Have you considered publishing your research gold open access in our Education journals?

When you publish gold open access, the final published version of your article (or Version of Record) is permanently and freely available for anyone to read online. We offer you a range of gold open access publishing options to suit your needs, including:

Six fully open access journals: publishing only open access research, all papers accepted into these journals are immediately free to access online.

Over 100 Open Select (hybrid) Education journals:  These journals give you the opportunity to publish your paper gold open access in a subscription-based journal. As such, you experience all the benefits of publishing open access, while still publishing in your preferred journal. 

Cogent Education: As one of the leading multidisciplinary open access education research titles, this mega journal offers ‘Freedom Article Publishing Charges', allowing you to pay what you can afford. 


How will publishing open access benefit you?

Increased readership: Open access articles are freely available online, enabling you to reach a greater audience, and significantly increase your readership. We have, on average, eight times more readers for open access articles than for traditionally published articles.

Impact beyond your field: As your research is freely available, it will be accessible to those outside of academia, including international, central and local governments, voluntary organizations and field work agencies. It could even be picked up by the media!

Choose from a suite of Creative Commons Licenses: You choose how others use and build upon your work. You can also share your final published article any way you want: you can talk about it on social media, include it on academic networking sites and send it to your colleagues in the field.

Want more? Explore our portfolio of fully open access journals below: 

Education Inquiry

Education Inquiry

Education Inquiry publishes articles that present and debate contemporary education research and policy, changes in teaching and learning across all sectors of education, and the nature and processes of education and training. The journal is published in cooperation with Umeå School of Education, Umeå University. 

There is no APC charge to publish in Education Inquiry as it is fully supported by a grant from Umeå University.

Higher Education Pedagogies

Higher Education Pedagogies

Higher Education Pedagogies aims to identify, promote and publish excellence and innovations in the practice and theory of teaching and learning in and across all disciplines in higher education. Sponsored by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the journal is accessible globally to colleagues in higher education institutions and HEA members.

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth provides analysis of problems and policies related to adolescents and youth, ranging from health and medical care to social policy and employment. The journal is indexed in Scopus, PsycINFO, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy

Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy

NordSTEP investigates the relationships between educational policy, practice and research in a variety of academic settings. It explores traditional and contemporary ideas, issues, trends, and problems in education, particularly those relating to educational policy, curriculum and teaching throughout an individual's preschool to higher education. 

NordSTEP is ranked by both the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) and Finnish Publication Forum. It is also indexed in DOAJ and Google Scholar.

Open Review of Educational Research

Open Review of Educational Research

Open Review of Educational Research is underpinned by an approach to educational studies and research that is committed to the principles of openness in education and research, and by philosophies of education that seek to explore the purpose of education. It also explores the role of new open technologies which promote greater exchange, interactivity, sharing and collaboration across academic specialties and across cultures. It is published in association with the Society for Educational Studies and Philosophical Education Society of Australia.

Cogent Education

Cogent Education

Cogent Education is a leading multidisciplinary open access journal, publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed articles, including negative results and replication studies, across the breadth of educational research. The Freedom APC allows authors to select a contribution, based on what they can afford.