Access To Research

APS journals are broadly accessible throughout the research community and beyond.

    • All 34,000 APS members receive access to the journals’ online content, including archives, and may choose to receive the journals in print.
    • Faculty and employees at over 8,000 institutions worldwide receive subscription access to the journals’ online content, including archives. This includes numerous nonprofit institutions in developing countries, which receive discounted or free access via the Research4Life initiative.
    • APS authors retain copyright on their journal articles; they may post the submitted version of their manuscript at any time, and they may post the accepted version on any website immediately upon acceptance.
    • APS authors may request a toll-free hyperlink that leads from their website to their published article, providing free article access to all.
    • Any APS author may choose to make their journal article freely available to all immediately on publication via the SAGE Choice program.