List of Top Open Peer-Reviewed Journals in Mathematics and Computer Science (2024)

List of Top Open Peer-reviewed journals in Mathematics and Computer Science (2024)

  1. AI (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  2. Computational Communication Research
  3. Data Science
  4. Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics
  5. AppliedMath (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  6. Journal of Open Source Software
  7. Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering
  8. Asian Research Journal of Mathematics
  9. Applied System Innovation (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  10. The ReScience Journal
  11. Journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science
  12. GigaByte
  13. Big Data and Cognitive Computing (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  14. Ledger
  15. Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science
  16. Computers (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  17. The Programming Historian
  18. Asian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
  19. Algorithms (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  20. Applied Sciences (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  21. Axioms (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  22. Cryptography (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)
  23. Digital (Optional Open-peer-reviewed)


What is open peer review?

Open peer review (OPR), where review reports and reviewers’ identities are published alongside the articles, represents one of the last aspects of the open science movement to be widely embraced, although its adoption has been growing since the turn of the century (Wolfram etal., 2020) . Open peer review refers to various modifications of the traditional scholarly peer review process. These modifications aim to address perceived shortcomings of the conventional system. Here are the three common forms of open peer review:

  1. Open Identities:
  • In open peer review, authors and reviewers are aware of each other’s identities. Unlike traditional peer review, where reviewers remain anonymous to anyone but the journal’s editors, open peer review allows transparency by revealing reviewer names to authors.
  • However, reviewer identities may or may not be disclosed to the public.
  1. Open Reports:
  • Under this model, review reports are made public, rather than being confidentially shared only with the article’s authors. This includes publishing not only the reviewers’ comments but also the authors’ responses and editors’ recommendations.
  • Typically, this applies to articles accepted for publication, not those that are rejected. 
  1. Open Participation:
  • In open peer review, self-selected reviewers (beyond invited experts) can comment on an article. The assumption is that the article’s content is openly accessible.
  • These self-selected reviewers may contribute either brief comments or comprehensive reviews.
  • The text of the article is openly available, allowing broader community participation in the review process.

The adoption of open peer review aims to enhance transparency, provide incentives, reduce wastefulness, and address issues like bullying and harassment in scholarly communication.

What are the benefits of Open Peer Review?

Open peer review (OPR) is a transparent process that allows scholarly articles to be evaluated by experts in the field, while also revealing the identities of both authors and reviewers. OPR can improve the quality of research by:

  • Encouraging constructive feedback: Openness in the identities of authors and reviewers can lead to better quality feedback rather than simply rejecting the paper.
  • Reducing bias: Everything is openly available to all, which can reduce the possibility of bias.
  • Empowering authors: Authors can lead the process by suggesting reviewers themselves.
  • Improving accountability: The quality of current scientific publications is at stake.
  • Encouraging collaboration: OPR encourages collaboration and promotes diversity of perspectives, ultimately leading to more robust and credible research outcomes.
  • Providing learning opportunities: OPR places a research work in the context of a discussion, and gives authors, readers and others a chance to better understand the process from the initial manuscript submission to final published version.
  • Exposing possible conflicts of interest: OPR may help to expose possible conflicts of interest in some cases.

Adoption of OPR by publishers (Wolfram etal., 2020) [1]

 A summary of the most prolific publishers contributing to OPR and their headquarters country appears below. Although many journals today attract an international audience and are managed by international teams of researchers, the prevalence of OPR journals associated with publishers based in Europe stands out. Twenty-four of the 38 (63.2%) identified publishers are based in Europe and account for 445 out of the 617 titles (72.1%). Although the publishers are based in Europe, many of the journals they publish may support journals originating from other areas of the world (e.g., Kowsar). Furthermore, 500 of the OPR journals (81.0%) are published by only five publishers (MDPI, SDI, BioMed Central, Frontiers Media S.A., Kowsar). This points to the important role that publishers have played to date in the promotion of OPR (Wolfram etal., 2020) [1].

Publisher OPR journals Percentage of OPR journals (%) Headquarters location
MDPI 204 33.0 Switzerland
SDI 111 18.0 India
BioMed central 70 11.3 United Kingdom
Frontiers media S.A 64 10.4 Switzerland
Kowsar 51 8.3 The Netherlands
Wiley 40 6.5 USA
Copernicus publications 21 3.4 Germany
PLOS 7 1.1 USA
Elsevier 7 1.1 The Netherlands
EMBO press 5 0.8 Germany
Other publishers 37 6.0 11 countries*
Total 617 100.0
  1. *United Kingdom (19 journals), United States (9), Argentina (1), Bulgaria (1), Canada (1), France (1), Germany (1), Ireland (1), Kenya (1), The Netherlands (1), Switzerland (1)


Recent Biggest Discoveries and advances in mathematics and computer science research (2024)

  1. Mathematical Research:
    • Uniformly Distributed Modulo 1: This concept deals with the distribution of fractional parts of real numbers when divided by 1 [2].
    • Laurent Series Field: A field extension of the complex numbers that allows for the representation of functions as power series.
    • Haar Measure: A measure used in the study of locally compact topological groups [3].
    • MAP Detection: Maximum a posteriori probability detection, commonly used in signal processing and communication.
    • Space Frequency Block Coding: A technique for efficient data transmission in wireless communication systems.
    • Quantum Cloud: Exploring quantum computing in cloud-based environments [4].
  1. Computer Science:
    • Cloud Computing: Advances in cloud infrastructure, scalability, and security.
    • Fog Computing: Extending cloud capabilities to the edge of the network.
    • Sentiment Analysis: Leveraging natural language processing to analyze emotions and opinions in text [5].
    • Big Data Processing: Techniques for handling large-scale data efficiently.
    • Cognitive Radio: Dynamic spectrum allocation for efficient wireless communication [6].
    • Artificial Neural Networks: Deep learning models for various tasks.
    • Green Computing: Focusing on energy-efficient computing practices.

These advancements represent significant progress in the field of computer science research.


  1. Wolfram, D., Wang, P., Hembree, A. et al. Open peer review: promoting transparency in open science. Scientometrics 125, 1033–1051 (2020).
  2. Recent Advances in Mathematical Research and Computer Science Vol. 3.
  3. Recent Advances in Mathematical and Statistical Methods.
  4. Recent Advances in Mathematical Research and Computer Science Vol. 7.
  5. Recent Advances in Mathematical Research and Computer Science Vol. 8.
  6. Recent Advances in Mathematical Research and Computer Science Vol. 5.

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