Tag Archives: SCOAP3

SCOAP3 celebrates the publication of its 20,000th open access article

(13 April 2018) Since its start in 2014, SCOAP3 has supported the Open Access publication of 20,000 articles. All articles are released under a CC-BY license and are openly accessible on publishers’ websites and the SCOAP3 repository for further distribution. SCOAP3 makes all articles immediately Open Access at no cost or burden for authors thanks to […]


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Large-scale implementation of open access in China

(24 November 2017) At the end of October, the National Science Library, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSL, CAS), the National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) and ShanghaiTech University Library signed the Open Access 2020 Initiative. The Director of NSL, CAS, Mr. LIU Huizhou, said that open access is beneficial to scientific research, scientific communication […]


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Register now for the SCOAP3 Forum 2017

(6 November 2017) SCOAP3 is hosting its annual online Forum on Thursday, December 7th 2017: an open event presenting achievements after almost four years and an outlook into the future of the initiative. The Forum also offers an opportunity to ask questions, and provide feedback to representatives of the SCOAP3 international governance and the operations team at CERN. […]


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Register now for the SCOAP3 Forum 2016

(25 October 2016) SCOAP3 is hosting its annual online Forum: an open event presenting achievements to date, current status and future plans. The Forum also offers an opportunity to ask questions, and give suggestions, to representatives of the SCOAP3 international governance and the operations team at CERN. The audience in previous years included librarians, publishers, researchers, research administrators and […]


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SCOAP3 extension gets under way

(20 September 2016) CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and the ‘host organization’ of SCOAP3 announced today it has signed contracts with 10 leading scientific publishers and learned societies to extend this Open Access initiative for three more years. This was the last step for this unique global Open Access partnership to continue supporting […]


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SCOAP3 initiative extended for three more years

(15 April 2016) The SCOAP3 collaboration announces the extension of this Open Access initiative for three more years, from January 2017 through December 2019. Following the success of the first years of operation of SCOAP3, representatives of the 3,000 SCOAP3 partners in 47 countries, ten scholarly publishers and CERN as the host organisation of the […]


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10,000 SCOAP3 articles published open access

(21 March 2016) SCOAP3 celebrates the publication of its 10,000th open access article. Since the start of its operation in 2014, the initiative has supported open access publication of High-Energy-Physics articles in 10 high-quality peer-reviewed journals. More than 18,000 scientists from over 90 countries have benefited from this initiative without any financial or administrative burden, […]


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New SCOAP3 website launched

(16 March 2016) SCOAP3 has had  a complete redesign of its website. As of today the new information portal is accessible at http://scoap3.org. The new SCOAP3 website includes information about its business model and governance structure, a list of partners and journals as well as helpful information about the SCOAP3 repository. A new FAQ section and direct links to […]


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5,000 open access articles supported by SCOAP3

(3 March 2015) The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) started its second year of operation and celebrates the publication of the first 5,000 articles. More than 18,000 scientists from 86 countries have benefited from this open access initiative, publishing articles at no direct costs. All these open access articles have […]


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SCOAP3 webinar & forum: 18 November 2014

(30 October 2014) SCOAP3 invites you to a webinar on 18 November 2014 to outline the achievements to date, discuss the status of the initiative and its future plans. This webinar is delivered in English and is targeted to both librarians and interested parties in the research community. It will be of particular interest to members of institutions […]


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The SCOAP3 repository: OAI-PMH feed now available

(18 July 2014) The SCOAP3 repository hosts Open Access articles published under the SCOAP3 initiative. It is built on Open Source software and is now open for the community to harvest content through OAI-PMH feeds. It has been recently featured at the Open Repository 2014 conference. The SCOAP3 initiative has converted to Open Access the majority of the […]


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SCOAP3 repository launches in beta

(17 February 2014) This beta version of the SCOAP3 repository contains all articles funded by SCOAP3 in several formats, including PDF, PDF/A and XML. All 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. Around 500 articles per month appear in the repository, […]


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First SCOAP3 articles available. Partners from Asia-Pacific welcome

(28 January 2014)  The first open access articles sponsored by the SCOAP3 international initiative are now available. Almost 400 articles have already appeared in the first three weeks of 2014 in the journals of participating publishers The first 2014 issues of  four large High-Energy Physics journals have fully ‘flipped’ to Open Access; High-Energy-Physics content in two […]


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SCOAP3 to start on 1 January 2014

(5 December 2013, Geneva) CERN has announced that after intense preparations and consensus building, SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries, a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become open access at no cost for any author; […]


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