Arrangements with publishers

CERN has agreements with several publishers. Those agreements are detailed below. If you want to know where to easily publish in open access by discipline, please have a look at the following pages: Accelerators, Instruments, Physics, Other disciplines, Conference Proceedings. You can also consult the CERN Author Guide

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American Institute of Physics (AIP)

  • If the Corresponding author is a CERN Author and the article is submitted in a journal included in this agreement, the article will be automatically detected by AIP and published open access with the license CC-BY.
  • Please contact @email before the submission in the following cases: 
    • If the corresponding author is not a CERN-affiliated author
    • If you plan to publish in an AIP journal not covered by this agreement 

American Physical Society (APS)

  • If the Corresponding author is a CERN Author or if the article is submitted by a CERN collaboration and the article is submitted in a journal included in this agreement, the article will be automatically detected by APS and published open access with the license CC-BY
  • Read the agreement
  • Please contact @email before the submission in the following cases: 
    • If the corresponding author is not a CERN-affiliated author
    • If the article is published by a CERN collaboration with no CERN-affiliated author
    • If you plan to publish in an APS journal not covered by this agreement 

Elsevier

  • If the corresponding author is a CERN author, and the article is submitted in a journal included in this agreement, the article will be automatically detected by Elsevier and published open access (See the Elsevier author journey)
  • Authors are invited to select the licence CC-BY-4.0.
  • Read the agreement
  • Please contact @email in advance of the submission in the following cases:
    • If the corresponding author is not a CERN-affiliated author
    • If you plan to publish in an Elsevier journal not covered by this agreement 

Frontiers

  • Please contact @email in advance of the submission to check the eligibility of the article and to start the administrative procedure for the payment.
  • If your article is eligible, please make sure also that ‘European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)’ is selected as institutional payer in the invoice section when submitting your article to Frontiers. Frontiers will then verify the eligibility with CERN and, if confirmed, the APC (minus the discount) will be paid by CERN upon acceptance.

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IEEE

  • If the Corresponding author has a CERN affiliation, the article will be detected by IEEE, and you will be offered with the Open Access option. (See the IEEE author Journey)
    • Select the Open Access option
    • Choose the licence CC-BY-4.0
  • Read the agreement
  • Please contact @email in advance of the submission if the corresponding author is not CERN affiliated or in case of any doubt.

Most relevant titles:

IOP

  • If the Corresponding author is a CERN Author or if the article is submitted by a CERN collaboration and the article is submitted in a journal included in this agreement, the article will be automatically detected by IOP and published open access with the license CC-BY
  • Please contact @email before the submission in the following cases: 
    • If the corresponding author is not a CERN-affiliated author
    • If the article is published by a CERN collaboration with no CERN-affiliated author
    • If you plan to publish in a IOP journal not yet covered by this agreement 

Journal of instrumentation is covered by a separate agreement (research articles only, not the conference proceedings). CERN-affiliated authors need to select the 'CERN open access option' or notify the journal staff during the submission process. Authors will not need to sign the copyright form, as CERN research articles are covered by a collective license agreement.

MDPI

  • Please contact @email in advance of the submission to check the eligibility of the article and to start the administrative procedure for the payment.
  • CERN is member of the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program, and benefits from a 20% discount on the standard APC.
  • After the submission, MDPI will verify the eligibility with CERN and, if confirmed, the APC (minus the discount) will be paid by CERN upon acceptance.
  • Please follow the submission guidelines.

Most relevant titles:

Springer

  • If the Corresponding author is a CERN Author, and the article is submitted in a journal included in this agreement the article will be automatically detected by Springer and published open access. (See the Springer Author Journey)
  • Please contact @email before the submission in the following cases: 
    • If the corresponding author is not a CERN-affiliated author
    • If you plan to publish in a Springer journal not covered by this agreement 
  • Read more information about this agreement

Wiley

  • If the Corresponding author is a CERN Author, the article will be automatically detected by Wiley and published open access. 
  • Please contact @email before the submission in the following cases: 
    • If the corresponding author is not a CERN-affiliated author
    • If you plan to publish in a Wiley journal not covered by this agreement 

In case of doubt, please use the OA Guide or contact: @email

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Last modified
16 August, 2022