JISC has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of UK Higher Education Institutions who have pledged to re-direct their current expenditures on High-Energy Physics journals to this Open Access initiative.

Dr. Malcolm Read, JISC Executive Secretary, commented: “JISC strongly supports moves towards making scholarly resources openly available, in a sustainable manner that brings value for money to education and research. We’re delighted therefore to be supporting an initiative that promotes an innovative business model while making vital resources available to all.”

With JISC, SCOAP3 now counts partners from 14 countries in Europe and Oceania, as well as an international organisation and a number of institutes in the United States. In total, these partners have pledged 37.4% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope, corresponding to 3.7 million Euros (5.8 million $).