High Energy Physicists for Open Access

The High Energy Physics community strongly encourages Open Access publishing. The following statement was approved by the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, LHCb andTOTEM Collaboration Boards in February-March 2007: We strongly encourage the usage of electronic publishing methods for our publications and support the principle of Open Access Publishing, which includes granting free access of our publications to all. Furthermore, we encourage all…

KEK strongly supports SCOAP3

KEK strongly supports the spirit of the SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing) project for its comprehensive approach to Open Access, taking into considerations that the price of journals has been rising and stays at the very expensive standard, so that the universities and institutes face difficulty to secure the budget for subscriptions. KEK…

Advisory committee to the U.S. DoE strongly supports SCOAP3

On 4th January 2008, the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) advises the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. National Science Foundation on the conduct of experimental and theoretical high energy physics (HEP) research and accelerator R&D. On November 30th, HEPAP listened to two presentations on Open Access. An Open Access primer by Gene Sprouse, editor in…

ICFA supports Open Access

On 15th August 2007, ICFA, the International Committee for Future Accelerators, a major forum for future directions in High Energy Physics, encouraged all concerned parties from all world regions to actively get involved in the SCOAP3 initiative to assure its success. ICFA also invited its members to facilitate the implementation of SCOAP3 by raising awareness…

Open Access for the Terascale

The Strategic Helmholtz Alliance ‘Physics at the Terascale’ considers unrestricted access to published scientific results essential for wide dissemination and efficient usage of scientific knowledge. “The particle physics community has always been at the forefront of the open access movement. Today, the overwhelming majority of scientific results in high energy physics are freely available as…