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SCOAP3 - Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014 @ 3:05:52 pm

SCOAP3 is a new model for Open Access publishing which works with leading publishers to convert key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics (HEP) to Open Access at no cost for authors. Subscription cost increases have put considerable strain on libraries, forcing them to cancel an increasing number of journal subscriptions. This situation is particularly acute in fields such as HEP, where timely pre-prints describing scientific results are available online. To address this problem, the library has decided to join SCOAP3. SCOAP3 pays publishers for the costs involved in providing Open Access. In turn, publishers reduce subscription fees to their customers who contribute to SCOAP3. This model will link quality and price, stimulating competition and enabling considerable medium- and long-term savings.

We are pleased to announce that 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.

For more information about SCOAP3, visit



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