The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) has joined the SCOAP3 consortium on behalf of Korea, the first Asian partner in this international Open Access initiative.

With Korea, SCOAP3 has established partnerships in 27 countries in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. These partners have collectively pledged 73% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope of 10 million Euros/year, fairly shared according to their contribution to High-Energy Physics literature.

The SCOAP3 initiative is now planning its next steps to convert to Open Access the entire literature of this field, while further partnership are built in the Asia, South America and the U.S.