TIB and AIP Publishing announce three-year Read & Publish Agreement

Participating institutions will benefit from a deal combining access to subscription journals and open access publishing options

TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, announced that they have reached a three-year Read & Publish agreement. This is AIP Publishing’s largest agreement to date, providing more than 80 institutions access to most of its peer-reviewed journal portfolio through TIB, the world’s biggest science and technology library. In addition, articles by corresponding authors of participating institutions accepted for publication in hybrid journals may be published open access without the author incurring an article processing charge (APC). The agreement covers the period of 2021-2023. 

“We are very happy that TIB has recently signed a transformative agreement with AIP Publishing, and hence with another publisher ranking among the top 20 providers of publishing opportunities for researchers in Germany. We were especially appreciative of AIP Publishing’s willingness to leave the internal pricing model and article allocation within the consortium up to TIB. This opens up the opportunity for the successive adjustment of publication costs, which will make this model also viable for institutions with a large research output,” said TIB’s Deputy Director and Head of Library Operations, Dr. Irina Sens.

Penelope Lewis, AIP Publishing’s Chief Publishing Officer said, “Partnering with TIB and its vast number of participating institutions will make it easier than ever for researchers at these institutions to choose to publish their articles as Open Access.  We appreciate the cooperative spirit of TIB. Working together, our two organizations can greatly expand the delivery of high-quality scientific information through Open Access.”

The Team Licence Service at TIB will be available to answer any questions on consortia licencing activities by email at tib-konsortientibeu.

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