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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.

L. Baudis, G. Dissertori, K. Skenderis and D. Zeppenfeld
We thank you and the Editorial Office for the editorial work during the submission and revision of the manuscripts. We are particularly grateful to the Referee for his/her valuable work which has contributed improving the scientific content of the manuscripts.

Claudio Cremaschini and Massimo Tessarotto, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic

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