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Open Access

Chinese Physics C is a participating journal in the SCOAP3 Consortium. Qualifying articles in the field of high energy physics are published on an open access basis, without any author fees, and are available to read and reuse under a Creative Commons CC-BY Licence.

To qualify, article preprints must be submitted to the arXiv.org preprint server, in one of the hep-ex, hep-lat, hep-ph or hep-th categories, and the author(s) must indicate that their article qualifies for SCOAP3 funding.

Articles in other categories are published under a subscription model.

Access to journal and articles

CPC journal and individual articles are available to reader by the following two ways:

IOP website: All Open Access articles are available for free, that is there is no additional subscription fee, article pay-to-view fee. The non-OA articles are available via a subscription package from IOP publishing.

CPC website: The readers who access the CPC website via Chinese IP address are free to read or download all articles.


All contents of the journal from the first issue in 1977 to present are offered at CPC website.

Since CPC started the collaboration with IOP publishing in 2008, the journal from 2008 to present are also archived at IOP website

Revenue sources

CPC’s revenue sources include author fees, subscriptions, the support from IHEP and the funding from the sponsor institute and SCOAP3 (Each article which qualifies for SCOAP3 funding is published Open Access, so that upon payment of an article publishing charge, the article is freely and permanently available on IOP and CPC website. To cover the cost of Open Access publishing, SCOAP3 pay IOP publishing an APC of £1000 per article. According to the agreement with SCOAP3, SCOAP3 support up to 50 articles from CPC every year. (2017-2019))


CPC have no plan to run advertisement now.

Access to old manuscript system

From January 2016, we changed to a new manuscript system. If you have manuscripts in the old system (manuscript IDs 2016-0015 and earlier), you can check these here:
Author Login (old system):  Chinese