Five more U.S. libraries have pledged to re-direct their current expenditures on High-Energy Physics journals to the SCOAP3 consortium.

The new SCOAP3 partners are Arizona State University, Northern Illinois University, Texas A&M University, the University of Chicago and the University of Georgia.

Libraries and consortia in the U.S. have so far collectively pledged a total of about 2.5 Million $/year to SCOAP3. The expected U.S. contribution to SCOAP3 is of 3.5 Million $/year, and pledges for one Million $/year more are needed before the initiative can move on to its next steps. Worldwide, 63% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope has been pledged by partners in 21 countries.

U.S. libraries interested in becoming SCOAP3 partners and making a real difference in Open Access and scholarly communication can find further information in the SPARC SCOAP3 FAQ.