Publishers and journals participating in the second and third phase of SCOAP3 (2017-2022) are listed below together with the number of articles funded to date (updated daily). The journals published by the American Physical Society joined SCOAP3 in January 2018.
Journals which participated in the first phase of SCOAP3 (2014-2016), are shown here.
|Publisher||Journal||SCOAP3 Coverage*||Author guidelines||Number of articles|
|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||Acta Physica Polonica B|
|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||Advances in High Energy Physics|
|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||Chinese Physics C|
|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||European Physical Journal C|
|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 ||Journal of High Energy Physics|
|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||Nuclear Physics B|
|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||Physics Letters B|
|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 C|
|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 D|
|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||Physical Review Letters|
|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||Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics|
To control costs, SCOAP3 and publishers have agreed a fixed maximum yearly payment for the entirety of articles published in each journals, 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 number of articles published and will be released at the end of the period.
The nominal APCs agreed for each journal are shown below.
|Journal Name||Article Processing Charge|
|Acta Physica Polonica B||500 EUR|
|Advances in High Energy Physics||1,000 USD|
|Chinese Physics C||1,000 GBP|
|European Physical Journal C||1,500 EUR|
|Journal of High Energy Physics||1,200 EUR|
|Nuclear Physics B||2,000 USD|
|Physics Letters B||1,800 USD|
|Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics||1,000 GBP|
USD and GBP denominated contracts converted to EUR with recent ECB reference rates
|Publisher||Maximum contract value 2017-2019|
|IOP Publishing||150,000 GBP|
|Jagiellonian University||52,500 EUR|
|Oxford University Press||320,000 GBP|
Authors of High-Energy Physics articles publishing in journals participating in SCOAP3 benefit from:
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.