The South African Library and Information Consortium(SANLiC) has become the most recent partner to join SCOAP3, pledging financial support to this innovative Open Access operation, representing the contribution of South Africa.

The participation of SANLiC is important for the long-term success of this initiative, further expanding its global reach. The SCOAP3 partnership now counts hundreds of partners in 30 countries. Collectively, these partners have pledged 84% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope of 10 million Euros/year.

SCOAP3 is looking forward to establish further partnerships in the Americas, Europe and Asia as it goest through its next key passage: evaluating, in synergy with publishers of journals currently sold as part of licensing arrangements, the financial reductions in subscription costs allowing its participating partners to contribute to the initiative.