19May 2022

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 […]

21Apr 2022

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 […]

16Dec 2020

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 […]

29Jun 2020

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 […]

31Oct 2019
Elements of a particle accelerator

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 […]

13Dec 2018

The Open Access landscape is more dynamic than ever before. International initiatives such as OA2020 or the recently announced Plan S create opportunities to explore new models, confirm existing ideas and challenge others. Many of these initiatives perceive SCOAP3 as a role model or inspiration. At its next Forum, to be held in the first […]

12Apr 2018

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 […]

15Dec 2017

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 The video and the accompanying slides provide information on A review of the first 4 years of the initiative (2014-2017); […]

06Nov 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 […]

27Apr 2017

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and the American Physical Society (APS) announced today that they entered into an agreement for SCOAP3. Under this agreement, high-energy physics articles published in the three APS journals Physical Review C, Physical Review D and Physical Review Letters will be open access as from January 2018. All authors worldwide […]