Black Colleges to Receive Free Subscriptions to Dozens of Physics Journals

In a major boost to physics research at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics have agreed to offer free online subscriptions to all their academic journals to minority-serving institutions that offer degrees in physics. Combined, the two organizations publish 24 periodicals. Some black colleges and universities currently pay for subscriptions to some journals published by the two organizations but other HBCUs don’t subscribe to any of the 24 journals. Not one HBCU currently subscribes to all 24 publications.

After the free trial subscriptions expire at the end of this year, the agreement calls for the black colleges to continue to receive online subscriptions at significantly reduced rates.