The Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN) has joined SCOAP3 on behalf of Portugal.

With Portugal, SCOAP3 has now established partnerships in 23 countries in America, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. So far, partners have collectively pledged 69% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope, of 10 million Euros/year, to be fairly shared among countries contributing to the High-Energy Physics literature.

The SCOAP3 initiative is getting closer to embarking in next steps to convert to Open Access the entire literature of the field of High-Energy Physics, as soon as more U.S. libraries will pledge their support and further partnerships are built in Asia and South America.