SCOAP3 Repository Launches in Beta

February 17th 2014 The SCOAP3 repository is now available at repo.scoap3.org This beta version of the SCOAP3 repository contains all articles funded by SCOAP3 in several formats, including PDF, PDF/A and XML. All articles are published under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and further disseminated. The repository metadata is also available under a CC0 license. Around…

First SCOAP3 articles available. Open Access.

January 28th 2014 The first Open Access articles sponsored by the SCOAP3 international initiative are now available. Almost 400 articles have already appeared in the first three weeks of 2014 in the journals of participating publishers The first 2014 issues of  four large High-Energy Physics journals have fully ‘flipped’ to Open Access; High-Energy-Physics content in two…

SCOAP3 to start on 1 January 2014 !

[From a CERN Press Release] Geneva 5 December 2013. After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN[1] has today confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries[2], a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become Open…

SCOAP3 moves forward.

SCOAP3 is on track to meet its target start date of January 1st, 2014. At a recent meeting in May, the international SCOAP3 partnership reaffirmed its commitment to SCOAP3. The initiative, with the full support of CERN, is now ready to move to its next step: signing contracts with publishers and establishing the consortium. In…

Taiwan joins SCOAP3

The Physics Research Promotion Center of Taiwan has expressed its interest in joining the SCOAP3 consortium, representing the contribution of Taiwan. With this new participation, the SCOAP3 partnership now includes several hundreds libraries in 31 countries. Collectively, these partners have pledged 85% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope of 10 million Euros/year. A network of National…

South Africa joins SCOAP3

The South African Library and Information Consortium(SANLiC) has become the most recent partner to join SCOAP3, pledging financial support to this innovative Open Access operation, representing the contribution of South Africa. The participation of SANLiC is important for the long-term success of this initiative, further expanding its global reach. The SCOAP3 partnership now counts hundreds…

LYRASIS to act as the SCOAP3 National Contact Point in the U.S.

Following the successful launch of the SCOAP3 initiative at CERN on October 1st 2012, and as the initiative moves into its implementation phase, LYRASIS has been identified as the SCOAP3National Contact Point in the U.S.. In the SCOAP3 funding model, libraries, library consortia, research institutions and funding agencies will re-direct, on a national basis, resources…

SCOAP3 Open Access Initiative launched at CERN

[From a CERN Press Release] Geneva 1 October 2012. Representatives from the science funding agencies and library communities of 29 countries are meeting at CERN[1] today to launch the SCOAP3[2] Open Access initiative. Open Access revolutionizes the traditional scientific publishing model with scientific papers being made freely available to all, and publishers paid directly for…

SCOAP3 Article Processing Charges announced

As part of the SCOAP3 tendering process conducted by CERN for the benefit of SCOAP3, the agreed-upon Article Processing Charges (APCs) for SCOAP3 participating journals are now publicly available. Within the SCOAP3 model, these APCs are not paid by authors, but centrally by SCOAP3, from a common fund to which libraries, library consortia, research institutions and…