Updated July 2012. The pledges of U.S. libraries to SCOAP3 were originally calculated by taking into account the present subscriptions to two category of journals: "core" HEP journals and "broadband" journals. The present list of publishers and journals considered by SCOAP3 is available here. The following information is kept for reference.
"Core" journals, identified as those where the vast majority of HEP articles are published, and which mostly carry HEP content are the following, where 100% of subscriptions are usually being pledged to SCOAP3.
- 100% of Physical Review D (American Physical Society),
- 100% of Physics Letters B (Elsevier)
- 100% of Nuclear Physics B (Elsevier),
- 100% of Journal of High Energy Physics (SISSA/IOP - SISSA/Springer as of 2010)
- 100% of European Physical Journal C (Springer).
"Broadband journals" which carry HEP content in a larger breadth of content are the following, together with the HEP content and the amount of subscriptions which is being pledged to SCOAP3
- 10% of Physical Review Letters (American Physical Society)
- 25% of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A (Elsevier)
More details are available in pages 11-13 of this presentation
This list serves the purpose of estimating the SCOAP3 budget envelope. The SCOAP3 model is not limited to these journals but is open to all existing and future high-quality journals carrying HEP content, within budgetary limits. This will ensure a dynamic market with competition and choice.