22Feb 2008

Hungary joins SCOAP3

February 22, 2008

Eastern Europe counts more and more countries in SCOAP3. On 18th of February, Prof. Zalán Horváth, Chairman of Section of Physical Sciences in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences signed the Expression of Interest to join SCOAP3, on behalf on Hungary. Hungary becomes the 12th country to join the consortium and brings the total funds pledged […]

18Feb 2008

The Slovak Republic signs the Expression of Interest to join the SCOAP3 consortium. The Slovak-CERN Committee will be responsible for the Slovak contribution to SCOAP3. With the accession of the Slovak Republic, the SCOAP3 consortium now counts 11 countries all over Europe; we expect other countries to join very soon.

15Feb 2008

Romania joins SCOAP3

February 15, 2008

Nicolae Victor Zamfir, director general of the Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering signs the Expression of Interest to join the SCOAP3 consortium, on behalf of Romania. He finds “SCOAP3 a very good initiative to disseminate high-quality results in particle physics […] supporting Open Access”. Romania joins a rapidly-increasing list of members […]

08Feb 2008

The SCOAP3 initiative is rapidly gaining momentum: in a few months, many European countries have expressed their interest in joining the consortium and many more are expected to follow suit in the coming months, with more and more awareness rising in the rest of the world and with widespread support from the scientific community. However, […]

22Jan 2008

Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Reserch director of DESY and Director-General Elect of CERN spoke of “Innovation in Scholarly Communication: Vision and Projects from High Energy Physics” in his opening keynote address the APE2008 conference, “Academic Publishing in Europe, Quality and Publishing”. The main messages of his talk were:

18Jan 2008

The Strategic Helmholtz Alliance ‘Physics at the Terascale’ fully supports the goal of SCOAP3 of free and unrestricted electronic access to peer-reviewed journal literature in particle physics and is convinced that the proposed fair-share business model will promote a healthy and dynamic market and will benefit scientists, authors, funding agencies and publishers alike.Unrestricted access to […]

14Jan 2008

Austria joins SCOAP3

January 14, 2008

The Institute of High Energy Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences signs the Expression of Interest to join the SCOAP3 consortium. The participation in the consortium will involve all Austrian High Energy Physics institutes and their Libraries.

09Jan 2008

Norway joins SCOAP3

January 9, 2008

The Norwegian association of higher education institutions (UHR) signs the Expression of Interest to join SCOAP3 on behalf of the Kingdom. The participation is strongly supported by both the national Research Council and the Physics Council. Read the expression of interest

20Dec 2007

Denmark joins SCOAP3

December 20, 2007

The Danish Library Agency signs the Expression of Interest to join SCOAP3, pledging the Danish contribution to the consortium. The Danish Library Agency represents the Denmark Electronic Research Library (DEFF).DEFF is an organisational and technological partnership betweenresearch libraries co-financed by the Ministry of Science, Technologyand Innovation, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education.