IEEE announced today its interest in participating in the SCOAP3 initiative, mentioning that “SCOAP3 endorses principles such as thevalue of peer review to validate scientific research, and the need for self-sustainingbusiness models. The IEEE is keenly interested in exploringapproaches that benefit the creators and consumers of technical literature.”

IEEE publishes a “broadband” journal, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, which, among other engineering disciplines, carries articles about technical aspects of High-Energy Physics experiments. SCOAP3 aims to convert the High-Energy Physics content of such “broadband” journals to Open Access. IEEE agrees that “Underthe SCOAP3 plan, paid subscribers to a broadband journal would receive a pricereduction to account for the subset of the journal’s articles that are supported by SCOAP3