We believe that science should be shared as widely as possible, and AIP Publishing actively supports sustainable models of access to research that ensure the permanence, discoverability, and reuse of published work.
AIP Publishing has been involved with industry initiatives to make content more accessible to researchers. This is at the core of our mission, to ensure that all findings with the potential to advance the physical sciences are permanently available as building blocks of future discoveries. Some of these initiatives include CHORUS, howcanishareit, Initiative for Open Citations (I40C), and membership in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
Our open access journals use a CC BY license, the most liberal Creative Commons license which allows authors to reuse and distribute their work without restrictions. Our hybrid journals use an author friendly license to publish, allowing researchers to retain copyright to their published work. We enourage all authors to post accepted versions of their articles to their personal website or employee webpage immediately after acceptance, and to deposit the accepted version in an institutional or funder designated repository.
Our Research Data Policy
AIP Publishing believes that all datasets underlying the conclusions of the paper should be available to readers. We encourage authors to deposit their datasets in publicly available repositories (where available and appropriate) or present them in the main manuscript.
If you’re submitting your paper to an AIP Publishing journal, you’ll be asked to provide a data availability statement with your submission, informing readers where the data can be found.
When data is available and linked, authors will need to provide a citation of the data in their reference list.
Our Open Access Titles
Our commitment to open science spans our entire publication portfolio. We publish six fully open access journals, and our Author Select option enables authors to make their paper open access in all our other titles.
Maximizing the value and reuse of the results of scientific research, AIP Publishing’s growing list of peer-reviewed open access journals includes:
- AIP Advances
- APL Bioengineering
- APL Materials
- APL Photonics
- Structural Dynamics (in partnership with American Crystallographic Association)
- Matter and Radiation at Extremes (sponsored by China Academy of Engineering Physics)
Making Articles Publicly Accessible After Publication
Scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) are rapidly growing as an avenue to share scholarly information. We understand that researchers are constantly looking for ways to make meaningful professional connections with the ability share their research and data. AIP Publishing supports the voluntary principles for article sharing on these websites and allows accepted versions of the manuscript to be posted and distributed immediately.
AIP Publishing, through participation in the CHORUS initiative, makes publicly available the Accepted Manuscript version of an article in response to government or funder requirements 12 months after publication. Accepted Manuscripts are licensed under AIP Publishing’s License to Publish Agreement, unless otherwise mandated and indicated in the article.
AIP Publishing continues to work in tandem with representatives from the library and academic communities to develop pragmatic, sustainable solutions to public access to funded research.