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Springer's STM division and BioMed Central are joining forces and will integrate PMC Physics A and PMC Physics B into a new initiative of the European Physical Journal (EPJ) EPJ.Open. EPJ.Open is a series of new, fully open access physics journals to complement the existing portfolio of EPJ titles published by Springer, EDP Sciences and the Italian Physical Society, and covers the whole spectrum of pure and applied physics, including related interdisciplinary subjects.

This move will facilitate open access publishing in the physical sciences, and will aid coordination with the existing physics journals portfolio. We hope that this development will benefit the Physics community due to the combined strength of Springer Science – with its strong global presence and long history of physics publishing – and BioMed Central – who operate a portfolio of over 200 open access journals. In addition, the recent launch of SpringerOpen a range of fully open access journals, which cover all disciplines within the science, technology, and medicine (STM) fields, gives authors in all areas of science the opportunity to publish open access.

PMC Biophysics has now transferred to the BMC series of open access journals published by BioMed Central and has been re-launched as BMC Biophysics.

Although PhysMath Central has now been closed, all content previously published in PMC Physics A, PMC Physics B and PMC Biophysics will remain permanently available online, archived on the specific journal websites.

If you have any questions regarding this closure or the future plans for EPJ.Open please contact our customer service team.