SCOAP3 Books

The SCOAP3 for Books initiative is a pilot that the SCOAP3 Governing Council (GC) has established at its May 2019 meeting to leverage the strong network of the Collaboration and the relationships with scholarly publishing to transition key textbooks and monographs in particle physics and neighboring fields to open access.

The project was designed and is run by a working group comprised of volunteers from among the SCOAP3 partner institutions. A pilot phase ran from May 2021 to Nov 2022 and converted 113 books (monographs and textbooks) to Open Access. The success of this pilot was demonstrated by a preliminary usage analysis indicating an increase of book downloads by a factor of 13, while the geographical usage also increased dramatically.

Building on this, the SCOAP3 Governing Council agreed to establish a recurring books programme starting in 2023 and prioritise frontlist titles selected through a rigorous selection process. In its first year 2023, this programme is supporting 21 new books to be published Open Access.

List of Books

Below you will find the list of books transitioned to Open Access with a link to the PDF hosted in the SCOAP3 Repository. The books will be also available via the INIS Repository, OAPEN, and on the respective publisher websites. Please note that this list will be continuously expanded as books become available OA

Accelerator PhysicsLee, SY.World Scientific
Challenges and Goals for Accelerators in the XXI centuryMyers, S., Bruning, edsWorld Scientific
Lattice Gauge Theories: an IntroductionRothe, H. J.World Scientific
Quantum Theory of Angular MomentumVarchalovich D.A., Moskalev, A. N., V.K. KhersonskiiWorld Scientific
Gauge Theories in Particle Physics
A Practical Introduction, 2 volumes set, Fourth Edition
Aitchison I.J.R, Hey, A.J.G Taylor & Francis
Heavy Flavour Physics
Theory and Experimental Results in Heavy Quark Physics and CP Violation
Davies C., Playfer S.M., Osborne P.Taylor & Francis
Lie Algebras In Particle Physics
from Isospin To Unified Theories
Georgi H.Taylor & Francis
The Standard Model and BeyondLangacker P.Taylor & Francis
A Course in Field TheoryVan Baal P.
Taylor & Francis
An Introduction to Beam Physics
Berz M., Makino K., Wan
Taylor & Francis
An Introduction to Particle Physics and the Standard Model

Mann, R.Taylor & Francis
An Introduction to the Passage of Energetic Particles through Matter
Carron, N. J. Taylor & Francis
Cosmology in Gauge Field Theory and String Theory
Bailin, D., and Love, A.Taylor & Francis
Gauge Fields and Strings
Polyakov, A.M. Taylor & Francis
Group Theory for the Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyong
Barnes, J.KTaylor & Francis
Introduction to Gauge Field Theory

Bailin, D., Love, A.Taylor & Francis
Supersymmetric Gauge Field Theory and String Theory

Bailin, D., Love, A.Taylor & Francis
The World in Eleven Dimensions: Supergravity, Supermembranes and M-theory

Duff, M. J.
Taylor & Francis
Ideas and Methods of Supersymmetry and Supergravity or A Walk Through Superspace
Kruzenko, S.M.
Taylor & Francis
Perspectives on LHC Physics
Kane, G., and Pierce, A.World Scientific
Colliders and Neutrinos - The Window into Physics beyond the Standard Model (TASI 2006)
Dawson, S., and Mohapatra, N.R.World Scientific
Perspectives on String Phenomenology
Acharya, B., Kane, L.G., and Kumar, P.World Scientific
A Modern Introduction to Particle Physics
3rd Edition
Fayyazuddin and Riazuddin
World Scientific
Beam-based Correction and Optimization for Accelerators
Huang, H.
Taylor & Francis
Effective Theories in Physics
Wells, J.D.
Springer Nature
Electroweak Physics at LEP and LHC
Straessner, A.Springer Nature
Experimental Techniques in Nuclear and Particle Physics
Tavernier, S.
Springer Nature
Neutrino Physics
Zuber, K.
Taylor & Francis
The Science and Technology of Particle Accelerators Appleby, R.,
Burt, G.,
Clarke, J.,
Owen, H.
Taylor & Francis
Theoretical Foundations of Synchrotron and Storage Ring RF Systems Klingbeil, H.,
Laier, U.,
Lens, D.
Springer Nature
Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma Seryi, A.Taylor & Francis
Gauge Theories in Particle Physics: A Practical Introduction, Volume 1
From Relativistic Quantum Mechanics to QED, Fourth Edition
Aitchison I.J.R, Hey, A.J.G Taylor & Francis
Gauge Theories in Particle Physics: A Practical Introduction, Volume 2: Non-Abelian Gauge Theories
QCD and The Electroweak Theory, Fourth Edition
Aitchison I.J.R, Hey, A.J.G Taylor & Francis
Advanced Concepts in Particle and Field TheoryHübsch, T.Cambridge University Press
Bell NonlocalityScarani, V.Oxford University Press
Classical Covariant FieldsBurgess, M.Cambridge University Press
Conformal Methods in General RelativityKroon, J.A.V.Cambridge University Press
Dynamics of the Standard ModelDonoghue, J.F., Golowich, E., Holstein, B.R.Cambridge University Press
Electron Scattering for Nuclear and Nucleon StructureWalecka, J.D.Cambridge University Press
Elementary Scattering TheorySivia, D.S.Oxford University Press
Gaseous Radiation DetectorsSauli, F.Cambridge University Press
Hadrons and Quark–Gluon PlasmaLetessier, J., Rafelski, J.Cambridge University Press
Introduction to Experimental Particle PhysicsFernow, R.C.Cambridge University Press
Kinks and Domain WallsVachaspati, T.Cambridge University Press
Loops, Knots, Gauge TheoriesGambini, R., Pullin, J.Cambridge University Press
Mathematics of Quantization and Quantum FieldsDereziński, J., Gérard, C.Cambridge University Press
Neutron InterferometryRauch, H., Werner, S.A.Oxford University Press
Nonequilibrium Quantum Field TheoryCalzetta, E.A., Hu, B.B.Cambridge University Press
Particle Physics in the LHC eraBarr, G., Devenish, R., Walczak, R., Weidberg, T.Oxford University Press
Principles of MagnetostaticsFernow, R.C.Cambridge University Press
QCD as a Theory of HadronsNarison, S.Cambridge University Press
Quantum Chromodynamics and the PomeronForshaw, J.R., Ross, D.A.Cambridge University Press
Quantum Chromodynamics at High EnergyKovchegov, Y.V., Levin, E.Cambridge University Press
Quarks, Gluons and LatticesCreutz, M.Cambridge University Press
Strong Interactions of Hadrons at High EnergiesGribov, V.Cambridge University Press
Supersymmetry and String TheoryDine, M.Cambridge University Press
The Black Book of Quantum ChromodynamicsCampbell, J., Huston, J., Krauss, F.Oxford University Press
The Theory and Applications of Instanton CalculationsParanjape, M. Cambridge University Press
Weak Scale SupersymmetryBaer, H., Tata, X.Cambridge University Press
Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle PhysicsCheng, T., Li, L.Oxford University Press
The Lund ModelAndersson, BoCambridge University Press
Nuclear SuperfluidityBrink, David M., Broglia, Ricardo A.Cambridge University Press
Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion CollisionsCasalderrey-Solana, Jorge et alCambridge University Press
Foundations of Perturbative QCDCollins, JohnCambridge University Press
RenormalizationCollins, JohnCambridge University Press
An Introduction to Regge Theory and High Energy PhysicsCollins, P.D.B.
Cambridge University Press
The Pinch Technique and its Applications to Non-Abelian Gauge TheoriesCornwall, John M. et al
Cambridge University Press
An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle PhysicsMann, RobertCambridge University Press
Non-Perturbative Field TheoryFrishman, Yitzhak, Sonnenschein, JacobCambridge University Press
Moonshine beyond the MonsterGannon, TerryCambridge University Press
Particle Detectors second editionGrupen, Claus, Shwartz, BorisCambridge University Press
Quantized Detector NetworksJaroszkiewicz, GeorgeCambridge University Press
D-BranesJohnson, Clifford V.Cambridge University Press
Finite-Temperature Field Theory, Second editionKapusta, Joseph I., Gale, CharlesCambridge University Press
Spin in Particle PhysicsLeader, ElliotCambridge University Press
Methods of Contemporary Gauge TheoryMakeenko, YuriCambridge University Press
Heavy Quark PhysicsManohar, Aneesh V., Wise, Mark B.Cambridge University Press
Electroweak TheoryPaschos, E.A.Cambridge University Press
Supersymmetric SolitonsShifman, M., Yung, A.Cambridge University Press
Introduction to Quantum Fields on a LatticeSmit, JanCambridge University Press
Dynamics of Charged Particles and their Radiation FieldSpohn, HerbertCambridge University Press
An Introduction to Particle AcceleratorsWilson, EdmundOxford University Press
CP violationBranco, Gustavo et alOxford University Press
Electron-Phonon Interactions in Low-Dimensional StructuresChallis, Lawrence Oxford University Press
Detectors in Particle PhysicsViehhauser, G, Weidberg, TTaylor & Francis
Introduction to General Relativity, Black Holes and CosmologyChoquet-Bruhat, YvonneOxford University Press

Supporting SCOAP3 Institutions

The SCOAP3 for Books initiative was made possible thanks to the generous support of the following institutions. Please note that this list will be continuously expanded as institutions confirm their contribution.

Countries and RegionsInstitution
AustraliaQueensland University of Technology (QUT)
AustraliaUniversity of New South Wales
AustriaAustrian Transition to Open Access 2 (AT2OA2)
AustriaInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
AustriaJohannes Kepler Universitat Linz
AustriaÖsterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
AustriaTechnische Universität Graz
AustriaTechnische Universität Wien
AustriaUniversität Graz
AustriaUniversität Wien
AustriaUniversitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol
CanadaBrock University
Cape Breton University
CanadaConcordia University
Dalhousie University
CanadaEuropean Council for Nuclear Research
CanadaMcGill University
CanadaMcMaster University
CanadaMemorial University of Newfoundland
CanadaMount Saint Vincent University
CanadaSaint Mary's University
CanadaSimon Fraser University
CanadaTrent University
CanadaUniversité de Moncton
CanadaUniversité de Montréal
CanadaUniversité Laval
CanadaUniversity of British Columbia
CanadaUniversity of Lethbridge
CanadaUniversity of Manitoba
CanadaUniversity of Ottawa
CanadaUniversity of Saskatchewan
CanadaUniversity of Toronto
CanadaUniversity of Victoria
CanadaUniversity of Windsor
CanadaWestern University
CERNEuropean Council for Nuclear Research
ChinaFudan University Library
ChinaInstitute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ChinaInstitute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ChinaInstitute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ChinaInstitute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ChinaLibrary of University of Science and Technology of China
ChinaNanjing Normal University
ChinaNanjing University Library
ChinaNational Science and Technology Library
ChinaNational Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ChinaPeking University Library
ChinaShanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ChinaShanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ChinaShanghai Jiao Tong University Library
ChinaSichuan University Library
ChinaTsinghua University Library
ChinaUniversity of Chinese Academy of Sciences Library
Czech RepublicADVACAM
Czech RepublicCentrum výzkumu Řež, s.r.o.
Czech RepublicČeské vysoké učení technické v Praze
Czech RepublicFyzikální ústav AV CR, v.v.i.
Czech RepublicJihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích
Czech RepublicMasarykova univerzita
Matematický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i.
Czech RepublicNárodní technická knihovna
Czech RepublicOstravská Univerzita
Czech RepublicSlezská univerzita v Opavě
Czech RepublicTechnická univerzita Liberec
Czech RepublicUniverzita Hradec Králové
Czech RepublicUniverzita J.E.Purkyně, v Olomouci
Czech RepublicUniverzita Karlova
Czech RepublicUniverzita Palackého v Olomouci
Czech RepublicÚstav fyziky plazmatu AV CR, v.v.i.
Czech RepublicÚstav informatiky AV ČR, v.v.i.
Czech RepublicÚstav jaderné fyziky AV CR, v.v.i.
Czech RepublicVysoká škola báňská-Technická Univerzita Ostrava
Czech RepublicVysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze
Czech RepublicVysoké učení technické v Brně
FinlandÅbo Akademi University
FinlandTampere University
FinlandUniversity of Eastern Finland
FinlandUniversity of Helsinki
FinlandUniversity of Jyväskylä
FinlandUniversity of Oulu
FinlandUniversity of Turku
FranceCNRS-Centre national de la recherche scientifique
FranceUNISTRA - Université de Strasbourg
GermanyDESY - Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
GermanyEberhard Karls University of Tübingen
GermanyGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen
GermanyGoethe-Universität Frankfurt
GermanyGSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
GermanyHelmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
GermanyHelmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
GermanyHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
GermanyKarlsruher Institut für Technologie
GermanyLeibniz Universität Hannover
GermanyMax Planck Society
GermanyRuprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
GermanySächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek Dresden
GermanyTechnische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
GermanyTechnische Universität Dortmund
GermanyUniversitat Bielefeld
GermanyUniversität Duisburg-Essen
GermanyUniversität Hamburg
GermanyUniversität Leipzig
GermanyUniversität Rostock
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR)City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR)The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR)The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR)The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR)The University of Hong Kong
Intergovernmental OrganisationCERN
ItalyAbdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Japan Chiba University Library
Japan High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
Japan Hiroshima University Library
Japan Hokkaido University Library
Japan Kyoto University Library
Japan Kyushu Institute of Technology Library
Japan Kyushu University Library
Japan Meiji University Library
Japan Nara Institute of Science and Technology Library
Japan Niigata University Library
Japan Okayama University Library
Japan Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Library
Japan Ritsumeikan University Library
Japan Shinshu University Library
Japan Toho University Media Center
Japan Tohoku University Library
Japan Tokyo Institute of Technology Library
Japan University of Tokyo Library System
NetherlandsDutch Research Council (NWO)
NorwayNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Norway University of Bergen
NorwayUniversity of Oslo Library
PortugalFCT Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - FCCN
PortugalUniversidade de Coimbra
South KoreaKISTI - Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
SpainConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
SpainInstituto de Astrofísica de Canaras
SpainUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid
SpainUniversidad Carlos III
SpainUniversidad Complutense de Madrid
SpainUniversidad de Alcalá
SpainUniversidad de Alicante
SpainUniversidad de Almería
SpainUniversidad de Cádiz
SpainUniversidad de Cantabria
SpainUniversidad de Castilla - La Mancha
SpainUniversidad de Córdoba
SpainUniversidad de Granada
SpainUniversidad de Huelva
SpainUniversidad de Jaén
SpainUniversidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
SpainUniversidad de León
SpainUniversidad de Málaga
SpainUniversidad de Navarra
SpainUniversidad de Oviedo
SpainUniversidad de Salamanca
SpainUniversidad de Sevilla
SpainUniversidad de Valladolid
SpainUniversidad de Zaragoza
SpainUniversidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
SpainUniversidad Internacional de Andalucía
SpainUniversidad Miguel Hernández
SpainUniversidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
SpainUniversidad Pablo de Olavide
SpainUniversidad Politécnica de Cartagena
SpainUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid
SpainUniversidad Pública de Navarra
SpainUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos
SpainUniversidade da Coruña
SpainUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela
SpainUniversidade de Vigo
SpainUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona
SpainUniversitat de Barcelona
SpainUniversitat de Girona
SpainUniversitat de les Illes Balears
SpainUniversitat de Lleida
SpainUniversitat de València
SpainUniversitat Jaume I
SpainUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
SpainUniversitat Politècnica de València
SpainUniversitat Pompeu Fabra
SwedenKTH Royal Institute of Technology
SwedenLund University
SwedenStockholm University
SwedenThe National Library of Sweden - Kungliga Biblioteket
SwitzerlandZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
SwitzerlandÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne ‐ EPFL
SwitzerlandUniversity of Bern
SwitzerlandUniversity of Geneva
SwitzerlandUniversity of Zurich
UKDurham University (IPPP)
UKUniversity of York
USAAmerican University
USABrown University
USACalifornia Digital Library
USACarnegie Mellon University
USAClaremont Colleges
USAColorado State University - Fort Collins
USAEmory University
USAGeorge Washington University
USAGrand Valley State University
USAHarvard University
USAHaverford College
USAIndiana University
USAJohns Hopkins University
USAKenyon College
USALos Alamos National Laboratory
USALouisiana State University
USAMichigan State University
USAMiddle Tennessee State University
USAMIT Libraries
USAMontana State University
USAMuhlenberg College
USANew York University
USANorthwestern University
USAPennsylvania State University
USAPrinceton University
USAPurdue University
USARowan University
USASwarthmore College
USATexas A&M
USAUniversity at Buffalo, SUNY System
USAUniversity of Alabama
USAUniversity of Arizona
USAUniversity of Colorado Boulder
USAUniversity of Florida
USAUniversity of Georgia
USAUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
USAUniversity of Kansas
USAUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
USAUniversity of Mississippi
USAUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
USAUniversity of Pennsylvania
USAUniversity of Rhode Island
USAUniversity of Southern California
USAUniversity of Tennessee
USAUniversity of Texas System Digital Library
USAVanderbilt University
USAVillanova University
USAVirginia Commonwealth University
USAWashington State University
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