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Open access for Physics journals: What are your options?

Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.

Open access lies at the core of Elsevier’s publishing mission – in fact, today, almost all of our journals offer open access options. That means finding the right open access home for your research is easy.

Whatever route you choose, publishing with Elsevier means your work benefits from the input of expert editors and reviewers. And if you publish gold open access, it is immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download from ScienceDirect. Our gold OA titles also feature in major indexes and databases.

Gold open access mirror journals in Physics and Astronomy

Same scope. Same editorial board. Same quality. Two journals.

Open access Physics journals

Heliyon(opens in new tab/window)

Heliyon is an online only, fully open access journal published by Elsevier. We publish quality original research across all disciplines. Since Heliyon’s scope includes any research discipline, all technically and ethically sound research will find a home at the journal.

Nuclear Physics, Section B(opens in new tab/window)

This journal focuses on the domain of high energy physics, quantum field theory, statistical systems, and mathematical physics, and includes four main sections: high energy physics - phenomenology, high energy  physics - theory, high energy physics - experiment, and quantum field theory, statistical systems, and mathematical physics.

Part of the SCOAP3 initiative(opens in new tab/window). SCOAP3 is a new initiative to help facilitate open access publishing in the High Energy Physics community. Elsevier is an active participator in this initiative and articles funded by SCOAP3 will be published open access in perpetuity, under a CC-BY license. Authors will not need to pay any fees to publish in a SCOAP3 journal.

Photoacoustics(opens in new tab/window)

The aim of Photoacoustics is to publish original research and review contributions within the fast growing field of photoacoustics (optoacoustics) and thermoacoustics, which exploits optically and electromagnetically excited acoustical and thermal phenomena for visualization and characterization of a variety of materials and biological tissues, including living organisms.

Physics in Medicine(opens in new tab/window)

The scope of Physics in Medicine consists of the application of theoretical and practical physics to medicine, physiology and biology.

Physics Letters B(opens in new tab/window)

Physics Letters B ensures the rapid publication of important new results in particle physics nuclear physics and cosmology. Specialized editors are responsible for contributions in experimental nuclear physics, theoretical nuclear physics, experimental high-energy physics, theoretical high-energy physics, and astrophysics.

Part of the SCOAP3 initiative(opens in new tab/window). SCOAP3 is a new initiative to help facilitate open access publishing in the High Energy Physics community. Elsevier is an active participator in this initiative and articles funded by SCOAP3 will be published open access in  perpetuity, under a CC-BY license. Authors will not need to pay any fees to publish in a SCOAP3 journal.

Reviews in Physics(opens in new tab/window)

Reviews in Physics journal publishes review papers on topics in all areas of (applied) physics. The journal provides a platform for researchers who wish to summarize a field of physics research and share this work as widely as possible.

Results in Physics(opens in new tab/window)

Results in Physics offers authors the opportunity to publish in all fundamental and  interdisciplinary areas of physics, materials science, and applied physics.  Papers of a theoretical, computational, and experimental nature are all  welcome.

Open access articles(opens in new tab/window)

SoftwareX(opens in new tab/window)

SoftwareX aims to  acknowledge the impact of software on today's research practice, and on new  scientific discoveries in almost all research domains. Moreover, SoftwareX also aims to stress the  importance of the software developers who are, in part, responsible for this  impact.