IOP Publishing and the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission on Computational Physics have signed a five-year framework agreement for publishing open-access conference proceedings.
This is the first formal publishing agreement of its kind between IOP and IUPAP and will mean that the proceedings of the annual Conference on Computational Physics will be published as volumes within the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS).
Professor James Gubernatis of the Commission said “We selected JPCS to help our conference organizers reduce time and administrative effort to meet the policies of IUPAP with regard to publishing accessible proceedings. Working with JPCS also assists them in predicting their costs, while offering the flexibility to meet special needs.”
Graham Douglas, Senior Publisher, said “We are delighted that IOP Publishing’s open access proceedings journal has been recognized by the IUPAP as the most effective way to disseminate their proceedings. We look forward to a highly successful collaboration between our two societies, and to publications that will be of long-lasting value to physics communities worldwide.”
Launched in 2004, JPCS is a fully open-access proceedings journal which covers the entire spectrum of physics research, publishing more than 60 proceedings per year. Its rapid growth and adoption by the international physics community is reflected in more than 150,000 article downloads every month. Authors retain the copyright of their proceedings papers.
The new arrangement comes into effect immediately and the proceeding of the October 2011 event in Gatlinburg, TN USA will be the first to be published in JPCS.