July 6, 2010

APS and CERN Make LHC Articles Open Access

RIDGE, NY –  APS and CERN are pleased to announce that the initial experimental results from the LHC published in Physical Review Letters and Physical Review will be made available Open Access and under a Creative Commons license, for all interested parties to read and reuse. With this gesture, APS and CERN acknowledge the fundamental significance of the work being performed by these large international collaborations.

The American Physical Society is the world's largest professional body of physicists, representing over 47,000 physicists in academia and industry in the US and internationally. It has offices in College Park, MD; Ridge, NY; and Washington, DC.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world's leading laboratory for particle physics. It has its headquarters in Geneva.

About APS

The American Physical Society is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, Maryland (Headquarters), Ridge, New York, and Washington, D.C.