APS to Join SCOAP3

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

With the new agreement between CERN and the APS, SCOAP3 will cover as much as 87 percent of the literature in the field of high-energy physics. “Open access reflects values and goals that have been enshrined in CERN’s Convention for more than sixty years, such as the widest dissemination of scientific results. We are very pleased that the APS is joining SCOAP3 and we look forward to welcoming more partners for the long-term success of this initiative” said Fabiola Gianotti, CERN’s Director General.

For more information, read the full announcement here.

About the author

Alison Verbeck is the Physics Librarian at Washington University. For more information, contact Alison: alison@wustl.edu