The Israeli Science Foundation and the Israeli Committee for High Energy Physics have joined SCOAP3 on behalf of Israel.

Israel becomes the 19th country to join the SCOAP3 consortium, which counts countries in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, as well as a large number of leading U.S. libraries and CERN, an international research organisation whose scientists are committed to Open Access.

The SCOAP3 initiative has so far collected pledges against half of its projected budget envelope of 10 million euros/year. Several more partners in Europe, the Americas and Asia are discussing their accession to the consortium.