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04Dec 2012

South Africa joins SCOAP3

December 4, 2012

The South African Library and Information Consortium(SANLiC) has become the most recent partner to join SCOAP3, pledging financial support to this innovative Open Access operation, representing the contribution of South Africa. The participation of SANLiC is important for the long-term success of this initiative, further expanding its global reach. The SCOAP3 partnership now counts hundreds […]

10Oct 2012

Following the successful launch of the SCOAP3 initiative at CERN on October 1st 2012, and as the initiative moves into its implementation phase, LYRASIS has been identified as the SCOAP3National Contact Point in the U.S.. In the SCOAP3 funding model, libraries, library consortia, research institutions and funding agencies will re-direct, on a national basis, resources […]

01Oct 2012

[From a CERN Press Release] Geneva 1 October 2012. Representatives from the science funding agencies and library communities of 29 countries are meeting at CERN[1] today to launch the SCOAP3[2] Open Access initiative. Open Access revolutionizes the traditional scientific publishing model with scientific papers being made freely available to all, and publishers paid directly for […]

20Sep 2012

As part of the SCOAP3┬átendering process conducted by CERN for the benefit of SCOAP3, the agreed-upon Article Processing Charges (APCs) for SCOAP3 participating journals are now publicly available. Within the SCOAP3 model, these APCs are not paid by authors, but centrally by SCOAP3, from a common fund to which libraries, library consortia, research institutions and […]

17Jul 2012

SCOAP3 is pleased to announce that its tendering process is now complete. Acting for the benefit of SCOAP3, CERN conducted the tendering process and, on the basis of the bids submitted by publishers, has identified 12 journals from 7 publishers for participation in SCOAP3. This open and competitive procedure took into account the quality of […]

12Jul 2012

Following the open letter of support of Chinese libraries to the SCOAP3 initiative, the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science has now joined the SCOAP3 partnership and pledged financial support to this innovative Open Access operation. The participation of the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science to SCOAP3 is […]

04Jun 2012

As SCOAP3 moves forward with the implementation of its Open Access initiative, CERN is now hiring a SCOAP3 Consortium and Operation Manager. The successful candidate will lead the formation of the SCOAP3 Consortium with its governance structure and through agreements among all participants and will in parallel oversee the preparation of a detailed operational and […]

01Jun 2012

SCOAP3 is pleased to announce that it has issued its Invitation to Tender to the leading publishers of high-quality peer-reviewed journals carrying content in the field of High-Energy Physics, who had previously agreed to the key SCOAP3 principles in a qualifying market survey This process is the culmination of one year of work, during which […]

27Apr 2012

The SCOAP3 process has advanced steadily and methodically in recent months. Recently, leading publishers of high-quality peer-reviewed journals carrying content in the field of High-Energy Physics have expressed their intention to accompany SCOAP3 in the implementation of its Open Access initiative. Key SCOAP3 principles are perpetual Open Access, wide re-use licenses, and reduction and re-direction […]

20Jan 2012

SCOAP3 is pleased to announce that, through a recent Market Survey, publishing partners to accompany SCOAP3 in the implementation of its Open Access initiative have been identified. These partners, including leading publishers of high-quality peer-reviewed journals carrying content in the field of High-Energy Physics, have agreed to the key SCOAP3 principles: SCOAP3 content will be […]