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Hybrid and subscription-only journals

Fully gold open access journals

Journals with alternative author rights policies

For articles published on a subscription basis, please see Author rights policy (subscription articles)

For articles published on a gold open access basis, please see Open access rights and licence information

2D Materials


Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

Biomedical Materials

Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express

Classical and Quantum Gravity

Electronic Structure

Engineering Research Express

European Journal of Physics

Flexible and Printed Electronics

Fluid Dynamics Research

Functional Composites and Structures

Inverse Problems

Journal of Breath Research

Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

Journal of Neural Engineering

Journal of Optics

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Journal of Radiological Protection

Laser Physics

Laser Physics Letters

Measurement Science and Technology

Methods and Applications in Fluorescence


Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering

Multifunctional Materials

Nano Futures



Physica Scripta

Physical Biology

Physics Education

Physics in Medicine and Biology

Physiological Measurement

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Plasma Research Express

Plasma Sources Science and Technology

Progress in Biomedical Engineering

Progress in Energy

Quantum Science and Technology

Reports on Progress in Physics

Semiconductor Science and Technology

Smart Materials and Structures

Superconductor Science and Technology

Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties

All articles in the following journals are published under a CC BY licence

Applied Physics Express

ECS Advances

ECS Sensors Plus

Environmental Research: Climate

Environmental Research Communications

Environmental Research: Ecology

Environmental Research: Energy

Environmental Research: Food Systems

Environmental Research: Health

Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability

Environmental Research Letters

International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

IOP SciNotes

Journal of Physics Communications

Journal of Physics: Complexity

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Journal of Physics: Energy

Journal of Physics: Materials

Journal of Physics: Photonics

Machine Learning: Science and Technology

Materials for Quantum Technology

Materials Futures

Materials Research Express

Nano Express

Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering

New Journal of Physics

Sustainability Science and Technology









For the following journals, please see AAS author rights policy:

Planetary Science Journal

Research Notes of the AAS

The Astronomical journal

The Astrophysical Journal

The Astrophysical Journal Letters

The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series


For the following journals, please see ECS author rights policy:

ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology

Journal of The Electrochemical Society


For the following journals, please see JSAP author rights policy:

Applied Physics Express (up to 2 October 2023)

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics


For the following journals, please see PASP author rights policy:

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific


For the following journals, please refer to the copyright and licensing information for each journal:

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

Journal of Instrumentation

Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment


For the following journals, please contact our partner:

Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Chinese Physics B

Chinese Physics C

Chinese Physics Letters

Communications in Theoretical Physics


Journal of Semiconductors

Nuclear Fusion


Plasma Science and Technology

Quantum Electronics

Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics