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.
Open Access Publishing Options
Our commitment to open science spans our entire publication portfolio. We publish a suite of Gold Open Access journals, and our Author Select option enables authors to make their paper open access in all our other titles. Learn more about how AIP Publishing makes content publicly accessible.
Subscribe to Open
Subscribe to Open is a fair and sustainable approach to open access. Learn more about AIP Publishing’s S2O pilot program.
Read & Publish
AIP Publishing makes research open and accessible through Read & Publish agreements with academic and research institutions. These partnerships aim to increase open access output to expand the reach of scientific discoveries across the physical sciences.
AIP Publishing allows you to share your work without restrictions. 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 encourage 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.
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.
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), Initiative for Open Abstracts (I40A), and membership in the Directory of Open Access Journals.