The Physics Research Promotion Center of Taiwan has expressed its interest in joining the SCOAP3 consortium, representing the contribution of Taiwan.
With this new participation, the SCOAP3 partnership now includes several hundreds libraries in 31 countries. Collectively, these partners have pledged 85% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope of 10 million Euros/year. A network of National Contact Points is now supporting these libraries and consortia in calculating expected reductions in their current subscription contracts which will contribute to financing SCOAP3, which will be reconciled with calculations of publishers of subscription journals to be converted to Open Access under the SCOAP3 model.
SCOAP3 is looking forward to enlarge this opportunities to other partners in the Americas, Europe and Asia.