The Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP), which groups 9 universities and federal institutes of technology in Switzerland active in the field of High Energy Physics, has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of Switzerland.

The CHIPP Executive Board declared that: “CHIPP welcomes the SCOAP3 initiative, which paves the way towards open access publishing, keeping the essential peer review process intact. […] We believe that once the SCOAP3 process has been put in place, it will point the way towards an open access publishing approach for science in general.”

With Switzerland, the SCOAP3 membership now consists of 17 countries in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East and a growing number of U.S. libraries and library consortia who have collectively pledged 4.8 million Euros towards the SCOAP3 initiative, corresponding to 48% of the projected SCOAP3 budget envelope, with another 8% about to be pledged in the near future.