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The SCOAP3 model is built on redirecting funds currently used to pay for subscriptions to participating journals to support their converstion to Open Access, as well as to cover APCs in existing Open Access journals. Our global network of National Contact Points is now moving the process ahead at full speed. In the last few […]

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

January 28, 2013

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

December 4, 2012

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 […]

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 […]

[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 […]

As part of the SCOAP3┬átendering 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 […]

SCOAP3 is pleased to announce that its tendering process is now complete. Acting for the benefit of SCOAP3, CERN conducted the tendering process and, on the basis of the bids submitted by publishers, has identified 12 journals from 7 publishers for participation in SCOAP3. This open and competitive procedure took into account the quality of […]

Following the open letter of support of Chinese libraries to the SCOAP3 initiative, the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science has now joined the SCOAP3 partnership and pledged financial support to this innovative Open Access operation. The participation of the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science to SCOAP3 is […]

As SCOAP3 moves forward with the implementation of its Open Access initiative, CERN is now hiring a SCOAP3 Consortium and Operation Manager. The successful candidate will lead the formation of the SCOAP3 Consortium with its governance structure and through agreements among all participants and will in parallel oversee the preparation of a detailed operational and […]