The SCOAP3 support in the U.S. continues to grow: five universities and a consortium have signed an expression of interest pledging to re-direct to SCOAP3 their current subscriptions to HEP journals.

The new SCOAP3 partners are Grand Valley State University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Arizona, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Washington University in Saint Louis and the California State University Systemwide Electronic Information Resources consortium (CSU-SEIR), that has signed an Expression of Interest on behalf of the twenty three campus libraries of the California State University.

Libraries and consortia in the U.S. have so far collectively pledged a total of 2.3 Million $/year to SCOAP3. Pledges for an additional 1.2 Million $/year would cover the expected U.S. contribution to SCOAP3.

Worldwide, 61% of the SCOAP3budget envelope has been pledged by partners in 21 countries.