Open Access for Physics Journals: What are your options?

There are many options within Elsevier Physics to publish your next article open access. Most of our journals are either full open access or offer an open access option.
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.

Elsevier's open access options:

Most of our journals offer the option to publish your article open access and make them immediately and permanently freely available on ScienceDirect to subscribers and non-subscribers. To find out more, visit the individual journals' homepages.
Find out more about open access at Elsevier by visiting elsevier.com/open-access.

Open Access Physics Journals

Heliyon

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.

Open access articles

Nuclear Physics, Section B

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. 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.

Open access articles

Photoacoustics

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.

Open access articles

Physics in Medicine

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

Open access articles

Physics Letters B

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. 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.

Open access articles

Reviews in Physics

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.

Open access articles

Results in Physics

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

SoftwareX

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.

Open access articles