When your research is published open access, it has the greatest potential to be more impactful. OA articles are more discoverable and more widely shared and used by researchers across the globe.
AIPP articles published open access benefit from:
✔ 4x more views
✔ 2x more citations
✔ 1.5x more shares
As a not-for-profit publisher, we’re committed to supporting open access (OA) and accelerating the physical sciences. That’s why we’re piloting two of our most impactful journals— Journal of Applied Physics and Physics of Plasmas—with a new model to help you publish open access for FREE and to open your research to the widest audience possible.
How does it work?
Subscribe to Open (S2O) relies on institutional journal subscription renewals to pay for the open access publishing program for that entire calendar year. If enough institutions renew or subscribe, we will make all articles published in the journal(s) in 2024 fully OA. Any articles already published from January 1, 2024 up to the decision to open date will be re-published under a CC-BY license, and the author will not incur a publishing fee. All APC charges are waived for the remainder of the year, and all the content published in 2024 remains OA in perpetuity.
We will make the decision in early March 2024. With the help of our institutional customers, we will continue to support the physical sciences community to make open access possible for all, and to increase the impact and discoverability of this research. If we do not get enough institutional support to sustain the S2O pilot, then your published article will still be available to all researchers at subscribing institutions as usual, or you may choose to publish your article open access through our Author Select program. In this case, an Article Processing Charge (APC) will be applied.
Advance science. Be part of an equitable future.
Submit your work to one of the two journals, and you may benefit from the S2O program in 2024.
On average, the publication time for journals in the S2O pilot is approximately three months but can vary. Submit your work as early as possible for the best chance to publish for free.
Our expert editorial teams ensure our journals have the rigorous peer review processes you expect from a society publisher.
Led by Editor-in-Chief Michael E. Mauel, Columbia University, USA, Physics of Plasmas is published in cooperation with the APS Division of Plasma Physics. The journal showcases research from across the world in experimental, computational, and theoretical plasma physics.
Have Questions? We have answers:
Q. How does the Subscribe to Open model work?
A: The Subscribe to Open model leverages institutional subscriptions to support the transition of the journals to fully open access. We ask our subscribing institutions to continue their subscriptions as usual. If enough libraries renew, the current year’s journal content becomes open and is accessible to al. Free to publish and free to read by everyone.
Q. Will my article be freely available to readers immediately upon publication under the Subscribe to Open model?
A. Yes, if we reach our S2O target, your article will be published as open access immediately upon publication, allowing for increased visibility and potential impact.
Q. What are the benefits of publishing under the S2O model?
A: It allows you to make your research freely accessible to a wider audience without bearing the burden of article processing charges (APCs).
Q. Are there any costs or fees for authors under the Subscribe to Open model?
A: There are no costs or fees for authors. The model relies on existing and new subscriptions to support the journal’s transition to open access each year.
Q. What happens if the journal does not reach its institutional subscription target? Will my article still publish open access?
A: Each March, we’ll decide whether we will be able to make articles published in the Journal of Applied Physics and Physics of Plasmas fully open access. If we do not meet our targets to support the program for that year, articles will not automatically publish as open access. You may still choose to publish open access through our Author Select program and will incur the regular Article Processing Charge (APC).
Q. If I publish my article during an S2O year, will it always be open access?
A. Yes, your article will be published open access under a CC BY license and forever be free to read.
Q. If I published an article in the Journal of Applied Physics or Physics of Plasmas last year, will my article be made open access this year?
A: If you did not initially publish your article as open access, it will be accessible to readers at subscribing institutions. Your article will not automatically be made open access this year or in later years through the Subscribe to Open program.