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Bulgaria is the latest country to join the world’s largest disciplinary open access (OA) program, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3). With the inclusion of Bulgaria, the SCOAP3 partnership now includes 45 countries, which through concerted collective action, have achieved full and equitable open access to research in particle physics.  […]

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3)—the world’s largest disciplinary open access initiative—has reached the milestone of over 50’000 research articles published. Through partnerships with 11 leading journals, SCOAP3 has effectively transitioned the vast majority of research articles in the discipline to perpetual OA since 2014. These research papers include vital […]

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) program—the world’s largest disciplinary open access initiative—has been formally extended by two years, until December 31st, 2024. The extension of the existing Phase 3 of SCOAP3 was an outcome of a recommendation made in mid-2020 by the SCOAP3 Tender Working Group (STWG)—a team of […]

IReL joins SCOAP3

December 16, 2020

With the participation of IReL, Ireland now becomes the 44th country in the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3), the world’s largest disciplinary open access (OA) initiative. Membership of the nationally funded e-resource licensing consortium in Ireland in SCOAP3 is welcome news for all high-energy physics researchers in Ireland, as it […]

After the great success of supporting more than 35,000 articles Open Access, SCOAP3 is expanding the scope of the initiative to include books. Since its start in 2014, SCOAP3 has successfully supported the publication of more than 35,000 articles open access across 11 of the world’s leading journals in the discipline. Thanks to the support […]

The SCOAP3 Collaboration announces today that CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, as ‘host organization’ of SCOAP3 has signed contracts with 11 leading commercial and society publishers to extend this large-scale Open Access initiative for a 3rd three-year term, covering the years 2020-2022. With the conclusion of the formal contracts, SCOAP3 will continue supporting authors worldwide to publish […]

As already announced to all SCOAP3 partners earlier, the SCOAP3 Repository will be migrated to a new version. The upgrade will provide substantially improved search functionality for all users as well as additional tools and services for SCOAP3 partner libraries. Unfortunately, the migration itself will result in a downtime of the repository of several hours. […]

Today we have 20.000 reasons to celebrate: since its start in 2014, SCOAP3 has supported the Open Access publication of 20,000 articles. All articles are released under a CC-BY license and are openly accessible on publishers’ websites and the SCOAP3 repository for further distribution. SCOAP3 makes all articles immediately Open Access at no cost or burden […]

SCOAP3 held its fourth Forum, on December 7th, 2017. This year’s Forum focused on the impact of SCOAP3 on article downloads and on the upcoming addition of APS journals. A recording of the webinar is now available at https://scoap3.org/scoap3-forum-2017. The video and the accompanying slides provide information on A review of the first 4 years of the initiative (2014-2017); […]

SCOAP3 is hosting its annual online Forum on Thursday, December 7th 2017: an open event presenting achievements after almost four years and an outlook into the future of the initiative. The Forum also offers an opportunity to ask questions, and provide feedback to representatives of the SCOAP3 international governance and the operations team at CERN. The audience in […]