Melville, NY, June 1, 2017 – AIP Publishing will eliminate publication page charges for the Journal of Applied Physics and Applied Physics Letters, as of June 1, 2017.
As a leading not-for-profit publisher, AIP Publishing continually reviews and updates its policies to ensure that its services are meeting the needs of the physics community. After a recent evaluation of publication page and color charge policies, the decision was made to end them completely.
“With this announcement, AIP Publishing continues to demonstrate its commitment to researchers and the communities served by our journals,” says Dr. Jason Wilde, Chief Publishing Officer. “While most of our page charges were voluntary, we have taken this step to ensure that authors, anywhere, are able to publish their research without barriers in our leading journals.”
Removing publication page charges from the Journal of Applied Physics and Applied Physics Letters is the latest move in a series of changes that reflect AIP Publishing’s commitment to authors and to making publishing more fair and accessible to all researchers.
Last year, AIP Publishing began using a new non-restrictive license to publish, allowing authors to retain copyright of their work, and enabling sharing of the Author Manuscript without embargo at the time the article is accepted for publication.
AIP Publishing is deeply involved with industry initiatives such as CHORUS and howcanishareit to make content more discoverable and accessible for researchers. In May 2017, AIP Publishing joined the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), making reference data from its journals open and free to access.
AIP Publishing will continue to examine policies and explore ways to improve the author experience and make published work more widely available.
About AIP Publishing
AIP Publishing is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). AIP Publishing’s mission is to support the charitable, scientific and educational purposes of AIP through scholarly publishing activities in the fields of the physical and related sciences on its own behalf and on behalf of our publishing partners to help them proactively advance their missions.