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07Dec 2016

SCOAP3 held its third Forum, on December 1st and 5th, 2016. This year’s Forum focused on the review of the first 3 years of the initiative and an outlook on the next 3 years. A recording of the webinar is now available at http://scoap3.org/scoap3-forum-2016. The video and the accompanying slides provide information on the review of the first 3 years of the […]

25Oct 2016

SCOAP3 is hosting its annual online Forum: an open event presenting achievements to date, current status and future plans. The Forum also offers an opportunity to ask questions, and give suggestions, to representatives of the SCOAP3 international governance and the operations team at CERN. The audience in previous years included librarians, publishers, researchers, research administrators and everybody else interested […]

11Oct 2016

Since its start in 2014, SCOAP3 has supported the Open Access publication of almost 13,000 articles in 10 journals. With the first three-years cycle of SCOAP3 drawing to an end, and the successful extension of the initiative for at least three more years, we can now start assessing the impact and the longer-term trends. The four largest […]

20Sep 2016

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and the ‘host organization’ of SCOAP3 announced today it has signed contracts with 10 leading scientific publishers and learned societies to extend this Open Access initiative for three more years. This was the last step for this unique global Open Access partnership to continue supporting authors worldwide through […]

21Mar 2016

SCOAP3 celebrates the publication of its 10,000th Open Access article. Since the start of its operation in 2014, the initiative has supported Open Access publication of High-Energy-Physics articles in 10 high-quality peer-reviewed journals. More than 18,000 scientists from over 90 countries have benefited from this initiative without any financial or administrative burden, retain copyright of […]

15Mar 2016

SCOAP3 has completed a redesign of its website at http://scoap3.org. The new website architecture highlights information about the SCOAP3 business model and governance structure and provides an up-to-date list of partners in the 44 supporting countries. A refreshed FAQ section reflects the maturity of the operation, now in its third year. Links to webinar recordings […]

25Nov 2015

SCOAP3 held its second Forum, entitled “The impact of SCOAP3”, on November 18, 2015. The SCOAP3 Executive Committee, joined by several guest speakers, presented on the impact of SCOAP3 for libraries, scientists and funding agencies. A recording of the webinar is now available at http://scoap3.org/scoap3-forum-2015. The video and the accompanying slides provide information on The SCOAP3 business […]

03Mar 2015

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) started its second year of operation and celebrates the publication of the first 5,000 articles. More than 18,000 scientists from 86 countries have benefited from this Open Access initiative, publishing articles at no direct costs. All these Open Access articles have appeared in high […]

21Nov 2014

SCOAP3 held a Webinar on November 18, 2014 to outline the achievements to date, discuss the status of the initiative and its future plans. A recording of the webinar is now available at http://scoap3.org/webinar2014. The video and the accompanying slides provide supporting information to libraries, funding agencies and publishers on General introduction and current status […]