New Journal of Physics and Helmholtz Association announce open access funding arrangement

25 Mar 2011Bristol, UK

The Helmholtz Association and New Journal of Physics (NJP) have today signed a funding agreement to cover article publication charges for all authors affiliated to any of the Helmholtz Research Centres who publish with NJP. The initial term of the agreement will extend until the end of 2011.

“The libraries of the Helmholtz Association fully share the view that open access is a substantial part of the future of scientific publishing. This agreement with NJP represents one further step in this direction,” says Dr Martin Köhler, Head of the Central Library of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY).

“We are very proud to receive the endorsement of a research association with the stature of the Helmholtz Association” said Dr Tim Smith, Senior Publisher, at IOP Publishing. “We are looking forward to working with researchers at its member institutes to maximize the benefits for them of publishing with NJP.”

Launched in 1998 by the Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, NJP was the first open-access journal to cover the whole of physics. Now established as one of the leading journals in physics, NJP has an Impact Factor of 3.31 and every month articles in the journal are downloaded over 80,000 times by readers in more than 180 countries.

NJP’s prime objective is to serve the whole physics community by providing the widest possible dissemination of peer-reviewed, cutting-edge research, and removing financial barriers for readers worldwide.