All you need to know about Open Access
Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge to the reader, and free of most copyright and licensing
CERN's role in the Open Access Movement
According to the CERN Convention "the results of its experimental and theoretical work shall be published or otherwise made generally available."
In 2005, CERN decided to adopt a specific Publication Policy to promote Open Access.
Read the "Proposal to establish a Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics" by the SCOAP3 [Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics] Working Party (March 9, 2007).
For up-to-date information about the SCOAP3 Consortium, check the web site http://scoap3.org
Advantages of Open Access to readers and authors
- As a reader: Open Access removes price and permission barriers and allows rapid access to scientific research results
- As an author: Open Access enlarges your audience and increases the visibility and impact of your work
Make your research available through Open Access
Follow the CERN Publication Policy:
- Submit the full text of your papers to the CERN Document Server
- Choose to publish in a low cost journal