Progress of Theoretical Physics is offering Open Access (OA) to articles published in Progress of Theoretical Physics. This OA program is called OPEN SELECT. Any author whose article has been accepted for publication by PTP or has been published in PTP can, by paying a one-time extra fee, make the article available on the PTP Online that is accessible to all readers without extra cost or subscription. Readers can access PDF versions of the OPEN SELECT articles through the PTP Online.

The copyright of the OPEN SELECT articles still belongs to Progress of Theoretical Physics. Reproducing and/or reusing OPEN SELECT articles, including uploading on any server which is open to public, is not allowed without the prior permission of Progress of Theoretical Physics.

Terms and Conditions

  • OPEN SELECT can be applied for at any time by the author of any article published in PTP.
  • Application is not accepted for a submitted paper before the PTP Editorial Comittee accepts it for publication in PTP. This implies that an OPEN SELECT application does not affect reviewing process of the paper in any manner.
  • An applicant should obtain the consent of all other authors, if any, to apply for OPEN SELECT.

[Price and Payments]
  • The OPEN SELECT fee is an additional charges levied along with the regular publication charge. For regular articles, the fee is as follows:

    PTP Papers: 100,000 JPY Letters : 60,000 JPY
    Supplement 1 paper (1-10 pages)
    60,000 JPY
    1 paper (over 11 pages)
    100,000 JPY
    1 volume
    200,000 JPY

  • The pro-forma invoice is sent to the author after the PTP Office receives the application form.
        Application Form:   [PTP]   [Supplement]
  • After the payment of the fee (in addition to the regular publication charge) is confirmed, the article becomes available on the PTP Online as an OPEN SELECT article. The pro-forma invoice will be sent to the applicant within 10 days.

  • Reproducing and reusing OPEN SELECT articles are restricted under the same conditions as for regular articles (see Terms of Reproducing or Reusing Articles Published in PTP).
    In particular, uploading OPEN SELECT articles on any server open to public is not allowed without the prior permission of Progress of Theoretical Physics.

(Last Update: February 3, 2010)

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