18Dec 2007

SCOAP3is rapidly gaining momentum: within a few months, many European countries have expressed their interest in joining the consortium and many moreare expected to follow suit in the coming months, with more and moreawareness rising in the rest of the world. Over a third of the requiredbudget envelope has already been pledged or will be […]

14Dec 2007

CERN Council today appointed Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer as next CERN Director General.Professor Heuer will serve a five-year term, taking office on 1 January2009. His mandate will cover the early years of operation and firstscientific results from the Laboratory’s new flagship researchfacility, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), scheduled to begin operationin summer 2008. The present CERN […]

23Nov 2007

The Council of the European Union adopts Conclusions on scientific informationin which it “recognises the strategic importance for Europe’sscientific development of current initiatives to develop sustainablemodels for open access […]” and “underlines the importance ofeffective collaboration between different actors, including fundingagencies, researchers, research institutions and scientific publishers,in relation to access [… to], scientific publications”. Theseprinciples […]

16Nov 2007

Springer announcement

November 16, 2007

Springer makes a further step towards Open Access: The European Physical Journal C, which is among the potential initial partners of SCOAP3, is willing to negotiate with funding agencies interested in Open Access to become fully Open Access. In anticipation of such successful negotiations, all experimental papers accepted by The European Physical Journal C will […]

16Nov 2007

Sweden joins SCOAP3

November 16, 2007

The Swedish National Library, on behalf of the BIBSAMconsortium for Swedish research libraries, signs the Expression ofInterest in joining the SCOAP3 consortium.

06Nov 2007

The rectors and council chairmen of Greek Universities confirm the participation of the Greek academic community in SCOAP3. The financial support will be covered by the Greek Library Association’s budget, completed by the participating universities.

18Sep 2007

INFN (Italy) joins SCOAP3

September 18, 2007

The INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy) expresses its interest to join the SCOAP3 consortium.

18Sep 2007


September 18, 2007

Robert Aymar, CERN Director General, signs the Expression of Interest to join the SCOAP3 consortium.

14Sep 2007

On behalf of the Assembly of Greek universities, the University of Patras signs the Expression of Interest to join the SCOAP3 consortium.