News

11Nov 2010

The Libraries of the major Chinese research institutions active in High-Energy Physics have written an open letter in support of the SCOAP33 initiative, while working on its implementation in China. This is a crucial step in the extension of the SCOAP3 partnership in Asia. Today, SCOAP3 counts partners in 24 countries across the world, which […]

11Oct 2010

JINR becomes the first organisation in Russia to pledge financial support to the SCOAP3 project to convert to Open Access the literature in High Energy Physics. This partnership is very important for the success of this novel Open Access initiative, which now has gathered support in 24 countries across the world. Literally hundreds of partners, […]

05Aug 2010

KEK, the Japanese High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, has issued a statement of support for SCOAP3: KEK strongly supports the spirit of the SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing) project for its comprehensive approach to Open Access, taking into considerations that the price of journals has been rising and stays at the very expensive […]

02Jul 2010

Today CERN/SCOAP3 was presented the fifth SPARC Europe Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scholarly Communications Rolf Heuer, CERN Director General, said: “I am honoured by this prize which recognises our vision of Scholarly Communication. It is inspired by the same principles that our community has developed to tackle global scientific challenges: collaboration; consensus; innovation; openness; […]

27Apr 2010

In the last weeks, four U.S. libraries have expressed their support to the SCOAP3 initiative: The Bridge (Carleton College, St Olaf College), the State University of New York at Stonybrook, Tufts University and the University of West Virginia So far, over 150 U.S. libraries and library consortia have pledged a total of over 3.2 Million […]

13Apr 2010

The Národni technická knihovna (NTK), the Czech National Technical Library has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of the Czech Republic. With the Czech Republic, the SCOAP3 consortium has now established partnerships in as many as 24 countries in America, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. So far, these partners have collectively pledged around 7 millions Euros […]

02Apr 2010

Earlier this week the Large Hadron Collider at CERN started high-energy operation, heralding a new era of scientific research, which will yield a rich harvest of scientific results. Meanwhile, results from a earlier, lower-energy test of the accelerator in December 2009 have been already been published: by the ATLAS collaboration in Elsevier’s Physics Letters B, […]

18Feb 2010

Portugal joins SCOAP3

February 18, 2010

The Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN) has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of Portugal. With Portugal, SCOAP3 has now established partnerships in 23 countries in America, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. So far, partners have collectively pledged 69% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope, of 10 million Euros/year, to be fairly shared among countries […]

02Feb 2010

In the last two weeks nine more U.S. libraries have expressed their support to the SCOAP3 initiative: Allegheny College Auburn University Bowdoin College Southern Illinois University Carbondale University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Maryland University of Nevada, Las Vegas Vanderbilt University Wayne State University Over 150 U.S. libraries and library consortia have pledged over […]

15Jan 2010

Over the last weeks seven more U.S. university libraries expressed their support to the SCOAP3 initiative: Indiana University, Pennsylvania State University, Michigan State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, Trinity University and the University of Notre Dame. Worldwide, SCOAP3 partners in 23 countries collectively pledged over 6.6 Million Euros, or 9.5 Million dollars, corresponding to […]