Thanks to a partnership with the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, the CERN community can now benefit from a new Read and Publish deal with the American Institute of Physics (AIP). This agreement has been negotiated by Swiss Universities, in collaboration with the national consortium. Under this new contract, all research articles with CERN-affiliated corresponding authors can now be published open access in most AIP journals, with article publication charges (APCs) paid centrally. CERN readers will continue to have access to content from all AIP journals that is otherwise behind paywalls.
The CERN-affiliation of the corresponding author is recognised during the submission process and the publications are automatically made open access, after approval by the Scientific Information Service (SIS). However, CERN SIS needs to be informed before the submission of articles in case the corresponding author is not affiliated with CERN, or when authors want to submit articles to other AIP journals than those covered by this agreement.