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EPJ TI news - CERN sponsoring APCs for methods articles in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation

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Earlier this year, CERN expanded its open access mandate to the researchers it funds to include methods articles. As a result, CERN will sponsor article-processing charges for CERN-funded researchers’ methods articles in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation.

This is a cross-publication with the SpringerOpen blog.

This past March, CERN decided that the researchers it funds should publish their methods articles via open access, and also decided to provide sponsorship funds to cover the article-processing charges for this new policy. Building on the SCOAP3 program where CERN results were published open access, they’ve selected a handful of journals where they will sponsor the article-processing charges, including EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation.

According to CERN, “Since the launch of SCOAP3 in 2014, all CERN physics results have been required to be published open access. This policy has now been expanded to also include instrumentation articles… As SCOAP3 does not include instrumentation journals, the Scientific Information Service has put in place CERN-specific arrangements for [specific journals]… Authors submitting instrumentation papers, including at least one CERN-affiliated author, should ensure that the papers would be published open access and that corresponding costs are covered by the central arrangement.”

We’re delighted that CERN selected EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation as one of the preferred venues for this program, and eager for EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation to join the CERN program alongside our other journals including EPJ C and the Journal of High Energy Physics.

In editing the proceedings of the Moscow ‘International Symposium on Very High Energy Interactions’ (ISVHECRI) I have been completely satisfied with my interaction with the staff of EPJ Web of Conferences. Response to questions was always rapid and helpful. Tolerance to delays in submitting the final version of the proceedings was outstanding and when finally submitted publishing was inserted into their timetable as soon as possible. I will have no hesitation in recommending using EPJ as the publishing medium to individuals or for my involvement with future conferences.

Bryan Pattison, CERN Geneva, Switzerland
Editor of EPJ Web of Conferences vol. 145 (2017)

ISSN: 2100-014X (Electronic Edition)

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