Free Online Journals
APS offers free, online access to its journals for institutions in some Sub-Saharan Africa countries as well as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Cuba. Not-for-profit institutions in eligible countries can register to gain access. This offer is made available through the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications’ (INASP) program Strengthening Research and Knowledge Systems (SRKS).
Frequently Asked Questions
Which countries are eligible to receive free, online access?
I am a librarian, how do I register my institution for access?
Eligible institutions can register using the INASP website, which outlines the process as well as the information that is required to apply for access.
Registration for Institutions
I am a user, how do I gain access?
If you are at an institution, please check whether your librarian/IT department has set access for the computer you are using. Once an institution is registered, individual users can login on the INASP website to access the journals. Please contact your librarian or view the list of Registered and Unregistered Resources on the INASP website if you are in any doubt.
Login on INASP website
Registered and Unregistered Resources
Which APS journals are available through this program?
Online access is available to the following APS publications:
- Physical Review (A-E)
- Physical Review Focus
- Physical Review Letters
- Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA)
- Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
- Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
- Reviews of Modern Physics
What is INASP?
From the INASP website: "The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) is a development charity that has been working to enhance worldwide access to information since 1992. Our vision is that all people are able to access and contribute information, ideas and knowledge necessary for sustainable and equitable development. We work in partnership with individuals and organizations (both international and in-country) to facilitate access to information, to build skills in using, managing and producing information, and to encourage networking and the sharing of knowledge and resources. To achieve our goals, we produce print and online resources, we design and assist training workshops, we negotiate for preferential online access to scholarly information, and we undertake research and provide information and advice on all information-for-development issues."