Three more U.S. partners have recently joined the SCOAP3 initiative: Purdue University, Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA). SCOAP3 now counts 47 partners in the U.S., comprising individual libraries, research laboratories and library consortia. These have pledged to re-direct their expenditures for subscriptions to High-Energy Physics journals to the SCOAP3 initiative, aiming to convert the High-Energy Physics literature to Open Access.
Globally, SCOAP3 is now supported by partners in 18 countries which have collectively pledged 4.7 million euros, towards the yearly operation of the consortium. This corresponds to 47% of the projected SCOAP3 budget envelope, with more partners poised to join in the near future.