Publishing Options for Authors

Beware of Predatory Open Access Publishers

Open Access publishing business models sometimes involve charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services. If you recieve offers from publishers/journals you do not know, it is a good idea to check with your library and consult the archive copy of Jeffrey Beall's list of publishers and independent journals that might be predatory publishers.

The above links also include references to "hijacked journals".


Open Access Publishing Options for DESY Authors
JHEP, European Physical Journal C, Nuclear Physics B, Physics Letters B are pure OA journals. DESY pays annual contributions to the consortium which then pays the publisher such that authors do not have to pay an individual article charges.
Artciles in Acta Physica Polonica B, Advances in High Energy Physics, Chinese Physics C, Physical Review C, Physical Review D, Physical Review Letters, Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics which also are in a hep-category of arXiv are payed by the SCOAP3 consortium as well.

Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
This is an OA journal sponsored by several American institutes, CERN and DESY. No article charges have to be paid.
Europhysics Letters (EPL)
Experimental and theoretical letters in the PACS categories 10 and 20 are published Open Access free of charge.
New Journal of Physics
The publication charge of 605 euro will be paid by the DESY library.

Other OA journals
There are a few other OA journals some of which do not demand article charges (see also our journal web page)
Acta Physica Polonica B
Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Brazilian Journal of Physics
Chinese Journal of Physics
Electronic Journal of Theoretical Physics
Fizika B
Jornal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics
Journal of Physical Studies
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Living Reviews in Relativity
Mathematical Physics Electronic Journal
Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems
Progress in Physics
Turkish Journal of Physics
Uspekhi Fizicheskhikh Nauk

List of publishers
  • SHERPA list of publishers giving a summary of publisher copyright policies & self-archiving.
    Subset of publishers relevant for HEP (may be outdated).

  • DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals.
    This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

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What is Open Access (OA)?