September 1, 2008

The Japan Society of Applied Physics is offering Open Access (OA) to articles published in Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) and Applied Physics Express (APEX). This OA program is called OPEN SELECT. Anyone (authors, institutions, funding agencies, etc.) can, by paying a one-time extra fee, make the article available on the JJAP/APEX website that is accessible to all readers without extra cost or subscription. Readers can access PDF versions of the OPEN SELECT articles through the JJAP/APEX online journal.

The OPEN SELECT fee is added to the regular publication (i.e., page) charge (see below). Invited review papers are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The copyright of the OPEN SELECT articles still belongs to the Japan Society of Applied 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 the Japan Society of Applied Physics.

Akihiro Kono, Editor-in-Chief

Terms and Conditions


  • OPEN SELECT can be applied for at any time by anyone (authors, institutions, funding agencies, etc.).
  • Application is not accepted for a submitted paper before the JJAP/APEX Editorial Board accepts it for publication in JJAP/APEX. This implies that an OPEN SELECT application does not affect reviewing process of the paper in any manner.

[Pricing and Payments]

  • The OPEN SELECT fee is an additional charges levied along with the regular page charges. For regular articles, the fee is as follows:
    JJAP Regular Papers 100,000JPY
    APEX, JJAP Letters, Express Letters, Communications, & Brief Communications 60,000JPY
    JJAP Short Notes 40,000JPY

    For (Invited) Review Papers, the OPEN SELECT fee is determined on a case-by-case basis.

  • The pro-forma invoice is sent to the applicant after the APEX Editorial Office receives the application form.
  • After the payment of the fee (in addition to the regular page charge) is confirmed, the article becomes available on the JJAP/APEX website as an OPEN SELECT article.
  • The pro-forma invoice will be sent to the applicant within 10 days.