All articles funded by SCOAP3 appear in the SCOAP3 repository upon publication, alongside the publishers’ own platforms. Several formats are available, including PDF, PDF/A and XML. Articles are published under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and further disseminated. The repository metadata is also available under a CC0 license. These metadata include article DOIs and the ORCIDs of authors, when available.
The scope of the SCOAP3 repository is neither to duplicate arXiv nor the publisher platforms, nor offer value-added services such as those of INSPIRE. It is rather a staging platform, for further distribution of information. The repository has been launched in early February 2014 and is continuously being upgraded. It is freely accessible here.
The repository is built on top of the CERN Invenio digital library open source platform, and the source code is available on GitHub, together with some example applications written by partners in the SCOAP3 community to build additional services.
All documentation is available on our GitHub Wiki.
With the link on the left the SCOAP3 community can submit and vote for ideas for future functionalities and services for the SCOAP3 repository. The SCOAP3 Repository Steering and Support Working Group, established by the Governing Council, will take this input into account when working on the prioritisation of future developments.