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Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

The University of Münster joined the SCOAP3 consortium [de] (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) at the beginning of 2014. This is a worldwide association of libraries and scientists with the aim of making scientific publications in high-energy physics (HEP) freely accessible. The project is coordinated by CERN.

All articles in ten high-energy physics journals are freely available under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY) as of publication. Authors of the University of Münster do not pay publication fees for articles in these journals.

Conditional coverage of costs

Publication fees for the following journals, that are only proportionately articles from the HEP category, will be covered if the following requirements are met:


SCOAP3 will only cover costs if the article is posted to arXiv in the main "HEP" category before it is submitted to the publisher, which means: