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  • The VU Journal Publishing Guide shows you:

    1. The most important scientific journals in your field and their impact metrics.
    2. If the journal allows Open Access publishing.
    3. If the VU has an Open Access deal (APC discount) with the publisher.

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    1. If you know the title, and want information about open access or impact.
      1. Type part of the title in the search box, press search.
      2. Select the title of the journal to read more information on the open access possibilities and instructions to get a discount (if available) and impact.
    2. If you want to know what open access options are available in journals covering a certain topic, relevant to your research.
      1. Type a topic in the search box. The title field and keyword fields will be searched.
      2. You can sort the result by Impact factor (ISI and Scopus Citescore) and on title.
      3. Filter the results (see facets on the left of the screen) to show only open access journals, or journals with a VU Open Access deal (APC discount).
      4. Select the title of the journal to read more information on the open access options and instructions to get a waiver or discount (if available).

Living Reviews in Relativity



ISSN: 1433-8351 (2367-3613)
Physics, Particles & Fields - Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous) - physics - relativity
No APC costs

Green Open Access

Sherpa/Romeo info

Author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF
  • Author's pre-print on author's personal website, non-commercial pre-print server
  • On any website
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • Published source must be acknowledged
  • Must link to publisher version with DOI
  • Creative Commons Attribution License
  • Authors retain copyright
  • All titles are open access journals

More Sherpa/Romeo information

Open Access

Most likely there are no Article Processing Charges for publishing Open Access in this journal. Check for Article Processing Charges at the Journal Home Page or via the links below.


JCR Science Citation Index (2019)

Impact factor: 27.778
Q1 (Physics, Particles & Fields (1/29))

Scopus Journal Metrics (2017)

SJR: 8.322
SNIP: 6.447
Impact (Scopus CiteScore): 20.38
Quartile: Q1
CiteScore percentile: 98%
CiteScore rank: 1 out of 40


There is an average period of 20 weeks between submission and publication of an article
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