Electronic formats and new publishing models for scientific journals at Cern

Nearly half the world’s high energy physicists are readers at the Cern nuclear research facility library. The community’s profile explains the swift take-up of electronic formats in communicating on scientific matters. This profile also explains the growth of a new open access publishing model designed to meet the community’s needs. The library is a vital partner in these developments, most notably in creating a complementary collection adapted to highly specialised yet diverse needs in high energy physics and related fields.