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SCOAP3 to start on 1 January 2014 !

[From a CERN Press Release] Geneva 5 December 2013. After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN[1] has today confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries[2], a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become Open…
December 5, 2013
SCOAP3, publishers and libraries are finalising subscription reductions

The SCOAP3 model is built on redirecting funds currently used to pay for subscriptions to participating journals to support their converstion to Open Access, as well as to cover APCs in existing Open Access journals. Our global network of National Contact Points is now moving the process ahead at full speed. In the last few…
July 19, 2013
SCOAP3 moves forward.

SCOAP3 is on track to meet its target start date of January 1st, 2014. At a recent meeting in May, the international SCOAP3 partnership reaffirmed its commitment to SCOAP3. The initiative, with the full support of CERN, is now ready to move to its next step : signing contracts with publishers and establishing the consortium. In…
June 21, 2013
Taiwan joins SCOAP3

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…
January 28, 2013
South Africa joins SCOAP3

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…
December 4, 2012
LYRASIS to act as the SCOAP3 National Contact Point in the U.S.

Following the successful launch of the SCOAP3 initiative at CERN on October 1st 2012, and as the initiative moves into its implementation phase, LYRASIS has been identified as the SCOAP3National Contact Point in the U.S.. In the SCOAP3 funding model, libraries, library consortia, research institutions and funding agencies will re-direct, on a national basis, resources…
October 10, 2012
SCOAP3 Open Access Initiative launched at CERN

[From a CERN Press Release] Geneva 1 October 2012. Representatives from the science funding agencies and library communities of 29 countries are meeting at CERN[1] today to launch the SCOAP3[2] Open Access initiative. Open Access revolutionizes the traditional scientific publishing model with scientific papers being made freely available to all, and publishers paid directly for…
October 1, 2012
SCOAP3 Article Processing Charges announced

As part of the SCOAP3 tendering process conducted by CERN for the benefit of SCOAP3, the agreed-upon Article Processing Charges (APCs) for SCOAP3 participating journals are now publicly available. Within the SCOAP3 model, these APCs are not paid by authors, but centrally by SCOAP3, from a common fund to which libraries, library consortia, research institutions and…
September 20, 2012
SCOAP3 tendering process is complete

SCOAP3 is pleased to announce that its tendering process is now complete. Acting for the benefit of SCOAP3, CERN conducted the tendering process and, on the basis of the bids submitted by publishers, has identified 12 journals from 7 publishers for participation in SCOAP3. This open and competitive procedure took into account the quality of…
July 17, 2012
The Chinese Academy of Science joins SCOAP3

Following the open letter of support of Chinese libraries to the SCOAP3 initiative, the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science has now joined the SCOAP3 partnership and pledged financial support to this innovative Open Access operation. The participation of the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science to SCOAP3 is…
July 12, 2012