Four more U.S. universities have joined the SCOAP3 initiative: Brigham Young University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and the University of Washington.

The SCOAP3 membership in the US now counts about a hundred libraries who, either directly or through their consortia, have collectively pledged a total of 2.2 Million $/year to this initiative, covering 63% of the expected U.S. contribution.

Before it can move forward, SCOAP3 needs pledges from U.S. partners for additional 1.4 Million $/year. U.S. libraries of all sizes can pledge to re-direct to the SCOAP3 initiative their current subscriptions to HEP journals, and play a leading role to spark an Open Access transformation of scholarly communication.

Worldwide, over 60% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope has been pledged by partners in 21 countries.