Top physics labs sign up to open access

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PhysMath Central has struck membership agreements with the CERN and DESY high-energy physics laboratories. Under these agreements the organisations will centrally cover article-processing charges for all research published by their investigators in the peer-reviewed open-access journal, PMC Physics A.

Jens Vigen, CERN head librarian commented, ‘This membership programme is an important, intermediate, step towards the SCOAP3 publishing model, where high-energy physics literature will be open access and article processing costs borne centrally in a transparent way for authors.’

‘We at DESY have long been active supporters of open access and welcome this new OA journal. This is another important step in removing access barriers to knowledge about high-energy physics experiments and theories,’ added Rolf-Dieter Heuer, research director at DESY.