December 3, 2020

Open Access: American Physical Society (APS) Will Join SCOAP3 Beginning in 2018

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and the American Physical Society (APS) announced today that they entered into an agreement for SCOAP3. Under this agreement, high-energy physics articles published in the three APS journals Physical Review C, Physical Review D and Physical Review Letters will be open access as from January 2018.

All authors worldwide will be able to publish their high-energy physics articles in the three journals at no direct cost. This will allow free and unrestricted exchange of scientific information within the global scientific community and beyond, for the advancement of science. This extension increases now the number of participating journals to 11 that jointly cover about 90 percent of the journal literature in the field of high-energy physics.


The announcement coincided with the publication of the 15,000th SCOAP3 article since the start of the initiative in 2014. SCOAP3 is a global partnership comprising 3’000 libraries, funding agencies and research organisations from 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations.  In cooperation with leading scientific publishers and learned societies, SCOAP3 has supported the transition to Open Access of key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics. SCOAP3 serves more than 20,000 scientists from 100 countries that benefit from publishing their articles Open Access free of charge.”

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