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APS journals and Scoap3

Monday, 12 February 2018

Information about SCOAP3 and Physical Review journals

High Energy Physics (HEP) papers published after January 1, 2018 in Physical Review Letters, Physical Review C, and Physical Review D are published open access, paid for centrally by SCOAP3. Library subscriptions will be modified accordingly. This arrangement will initially last for two years, up to the end of 2019.

Which papers are covered by SCOAP3?

  • HEP papers covered by SCOAP3 are all those posted on prior to publication with a primary category of hep-ex, hep-th, hep-ph, or hep-lat.
  • HEP papers published in the three participating APS journals on or after January 1, 2018, will be open access, even if the manuscript was originally submitted prior to this date.
  • Papers may qualify irrespective of the authors’ institutional affiliations or countries of origin.

Which license will be used for SCOAP3 papers?

Papers will be published under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. Authors will not be required to pay the open access Article Processing Charges (APC) for their articles as these will be covered centrally by SCOAP3. Authors will need to execute the appropriate right-to-publish agreement.

How are SCOAP3 papers identified after publication?

Papers published under the agreement will be marked as ‘Funded by SCOAP3’ in the license statement on the first page of the paper.