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Europhysics Letters announced that it will “offer open access free of charge to all authors submitting experimental and theoretical letters in [the subjects of] ‘Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields’ and ‘Nuclear Physics'[,] two research areas focussing on the High-Energy Physics community”. EPL is published under the scientific policy and control of the European Physical […]

Switzerland joins SCOAP3

November 10, 2008

The Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP), which groups 9 universities and federal institutes of technology in Switzerland active in the field of High Energy Physics, has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of Switzerland. The CHIPP Executive Board declared that: “CHIPP welcomes the SCOAP3 initiative, which paves the way towards open access publishing, keeping the essential […]

Join us for an information meeting on SCOAP3 in New Delhi on 25 November 2008, just before the International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2008). SCOAP3 has so far collected commitments for over a half of its projected budget envelope, from a dozen countries in Europe, North America and the Middle East. In order […]

In November 2007, Springer declared its strong support for Open Access. In october 2008, a new statement reinforces this support: “In anticipation of successful negotiations with interested Open Access funding agencies in the future, the “open access” publishing fees for all experimental papers [both regular articles and scientific notes] submitted to and accepted for publication […]

Three more U.S. partners have recently joined the SCOAP3 initiative: Purdue University, Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA). SCOAP3 now counts 47 partners in the U.S., comprising individual libraries, research laboratories and library consortia. These have pledged to re-direct their expenditures for subscriptions to High-Energy Physics journals to the […]

Just before the successful circulation of the first beams in the LHC accelerator at CERN seminal articles describing the construction of the LHC and its detectors were published Open Access in the Journal of Instrumentation. This is in line with the commitment of HEP scientists to Open Access. Elsevier has meanwhile announced that it will […]

Turkey joins SCOAP3

September 17, 2008

The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of Turkey, recognising that “the SCOAP3 initiative is important for the High-Energy Physics community worldwide”. The SCOAP3 membership now consists of 16 countries in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East and a fast-growing number of U.S. libraries and library consortia. In one year of […]


July 15, 2008

The NorthEast Research Libraries consortium, NERL, has joined SCOAP3. With NERL, SCOAP3 now counts partners in 16 countries and an international organization, which have collectively pledged 4.5 million Euros (7.2 million U.S. dollars) corresponding to 45% of the global SCOAP3 budget envelope. Since SCOAP3 was first promoted in the U.S at the end of February, […]


July 11, 2008

GWLA, the Great Western Library Alliance, has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of 18 of its members, with more expected to join in the near future. The Deans and Directors of GWLA had already endorsed SCOAP3 project. Dr. Joni Blake, Executive Director of the GWLA, said “The member libraries of the Alliance are keenly interested in […]

Five more U.S. partners have joined SCOAP3: three laboratories, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, SLAC, the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – University of California, Berkeley and two universities, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Northwestern University SCOAP3 now counts 29 institutions in the U.S., which have pledged to […]