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 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 The video and the accompanying slides provide supporting information to libraries, funding agencies and publishers on General introduction and current status […]

30Oct 2014

SCOAP3 invites you to a webinar on November 18, 2014 to outline the achievements to date, discuss the status of the initiative and its future plans. This webinar is delivered in English and is targeted to both librarians and interested parties in the research community. It will be of particular interest to members of institutions participating in SCOAP3 as […]

14Oct 2014

Last week SCOAP3 marked the publication of its 3’333rd article, and is now hosting an online conversation on November 18th to discuss its first months of operation. Starting January 2014, SCOAP3 has supported publication of Open Access articles in high-quality peer-reviewed journals in the field of high-energy physics. Articles copyright stays with the authors and […]

18Jul 2014

The SCOAP3 repository hosts Open Access articles published under the SCOAP3 initiative. It is built on Open Source software and is now open for the community to harvest content through OAI-PMH feeds. It has been recently featured at the Open Repository 2014 conference. The SCOAP3 initiative has converted to Open Access the majority of the literature in High-Energy […]

02Jul 2014

July 2nd, 2014 Two thousand Open Access articles have been published with SCOAP3 funding since January 2014 in 10 journals from 11 publishers and learned societies. These articles are released under a CC-BY license, and openly accessible on publishers websites. In addition, articles are also immediately available on the SCOAP3 repository at in several formats, including PDF/A and […]

17Feb 2014

February 17th 2014 The SCOAP3 repository is now available at This beta version of the SCOAP3 repository contains all articles funded by SCOAP3 in several formats, including PDF, PDF/A and XML. All articles are published under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and further disseminated. The repository metadata is also available under a CC0 license. Around […]

28Jan 2014

January 28th 2014 The first Open Access articles sponsored by the SCOAP3 international initiative are now available. Almost 400 articles have already appeared in the first three weeks of 2014 in the journals of participating publishers The first 2014 issues of  four large High-Energy Physics journals have fully ‘flipped’ to Open Access; High-Energy-Physics content in two […]

05Dec 2013

[From a CERN Press Release] Geneva 5 December 2013. After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN[1] has today confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries[2], a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become Open […]