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SCOAP3 Journals, 2017-2019

Publishers and journals participating in the second phase of SCOAP3 (2017-2019) are listed below together with the number of articles funded to date (updated daily). The journals published by the American Physical Society will participate from January 2018.

Journals which participated in the first phase of SCOAP3 (2014-2016), are shown here.

PublisherJournal#articles supported since 2014 SCOAP3 Coverage*Author guidelines
Jagiellonian University
Acta Physica Polonica B (APPB) is an abstracted, refereed journal published by the Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. It covers the following areas of physics: General and Mathematical Physics, Particle Physics and Field Theory, Nuclear Physics, Theory of Relativity and Astrophysics as well as Statistical Physics. The journal is fully Open Access.-8%APPB Guide for authors

Advances in High Energy Physics (AHEP) is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all fields of high energy physics. The journal is dedicated to both theoretical and experimental research.-32%AHEP Guide for authors
Chinese Physics C (CPC) covers research into the theory, experiment and applications of particle physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics. It is published by the Chinese Physical Society with the Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS, and the Institute of Modern Physics, CAS. This is a hybrid journal.-13%CPC Guide for authors
The European Physical Journal C (EPJC) presents new and original research results in theoretical physics and experimental physics, in a variety of formats, including Regular Articles, Reviews, Tools for Experiment and Theory, Scientific Notes and Letters.-100%EPJC Guide for authors
The Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) is an international, peer-reviewed, online-only, scientific journal owned by the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA - Trieste, Italy) and published by Springer.-100% JHEP Guide for authors
Nuclear Physics B (NPB) focuses on the domain of high energy physics, quantum field theory, statistical systems, and mathematical physics, and includes four main sections: high energy physics - phenomenology, high energy physics - theory, high energy physics - experiment, and quantum field theory, statistical systems, and mathematical physics.
-100%NPB Guide for authors
Physics Letters B (PLB) ensures the rapid publication of important new results in particle physics, nuclear physics and cosmology. Specialized editors are responsible for contributions in experimental nuclear physics, theoretical nuclear physics, experimental high-energy physics, theoretical high-energy physics, and astrophysics.
-100%PLB Guide for authors
Physical Review C (PRC) contains research articles reporting experimental and theoretical results in all aspects of nuclear physics, including the nucleon-nucleon interaction, few-body systems, nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, relativistic nuclear collisions, hadronic physics and QCD, electroweak interaction, symmetries, and nuclear astrophysics.-9%PRC Guide for authors
Physical Review D (PRD) is a leading journal in elementary particle physics, field theory, gravitation, and cosmology, appears monthly in two sections, D1 (covering experimental and theoretical particle physics as well as phenomenological aspects of quantum field theory) and D15 (covering gravitation, cosmology, astroparticle physics, formal aspects of the theory of particles and fields, and related areas).-64%PRD Guide for authors
Physical Review Letters (PRL) is the world’s premier physics letter journal. It publishes short, high quality reports of significant and notable results in the full arc of fundamental and interdisciplinary physics research. PRL provides readers with the most influential developments and transformative ideas in physics with the goal of moving physics forward.-10%PRL Guide for authors
Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP) is an international Open Access journal that publishes articles on theoretical and experimental physics. PTEP is the successor to Progress of Theoretical Physics (PTP), which terminated in December 2012 and merged into PTEP in January 2013.-43%PTEP Guide for authors
*SCOAP3 supports all research articles in journals mostly publishing High-Energy Physics content. Articles submitted by their authors to a High-Energy Physics category on are supported in other journals. The coverage in the table is the fraction of HEP articles in 2014-2015.


Transparent Costs

SCOAP3 centrally pays publishers from a common fund at CERN, to which libraries, library consortia, research institutions and funding agencies jointly contribute. To control costs, SCOAP3 and the publishers have agreed a fixed maximum yearly payment for the entirety of articles published in each journal, commensurate with an estimated number of articles. In the spirit of transparency, the maximum amounts for the three-year period (2017-2019) are listed here. The actual payments might be lower depending on the actual number of articles published and will be released at the end of the period. Such a review of the first three-years of SCOAP3 (2014-2016) will be available very soon.

PublisherEstimated articles 2017-2019Maximum contract value 2017-2019
Elsevier4,2006,950,000 USD
Hindawi650315,000 USD
IOP Publishing170150,000 GBP
Jagiellonian University12052,500 EUR
Oxford University Press460320,000 GBP
Springer9,8007,500,000 EUR
Total15,40014,700,000 EUR

Within these estimates, the average Cost per Article for 2017-2019 will be between 900 and 1,000 Euro.


Benefits for Authors

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Authors of High-Energy Physics articles publishing in journals participating in SCOAP3 benefit from:

  • immediate Open Access;
  • no direct cost;
  • no administrative burden;
  • automatic compliance with national and institutional Open Access mandates and policies;
  • retain copyright.

The submission process itself remained unchanged with the introduction of SCOAP3 and is detailed in each journal customary ‘Author Guidelines’. Authors will not need to pay any fees to publish in a SCOAP3 journal. As an author, it is recommended to include your ORCiD in the submission process: it helps SCOAP3 partners discover and support your publications.