SCOAP3 reaches 50’000 articles milestone

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3)—the world’s largest disciplinary open access initiative—has reached the milestone of over 50’000 research articles published

Through partnerships with 11 leading journals, SCOAP3 has effectively transitioned the vast majority of research articles in the discipline to perpetual OA since 2014. These research papers include vital contributions from research organizations and institutions across the world: including the last paper published by Stephen Hawking and colleagues on Black Hole Entropy and a seminal paper from the CMS and ATLAS collaborations on the measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates, among the many thousands of others.

Established in 2014, SCOAP3 is a partnership of over 3,000 libraries, funding agencies, and research organizations from 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations, hosted at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Joachim Mnich, CERN’s Director for Research and Computing, emphasized the contribution of SCOAP3: “CERN’s spirit is characterised by openness and collaboration. Combining these two approaches, the SCOAP3 initiative hosted at CERN has changed scholarly publishing in our discipline. In collaboration with more than 3’000 partners around the world, we have built SCOAP3 to allow the open exchange of scientific results. The model allows everybody in the world to access high-quality scientific knowledge and to publish new discoveries in peer-reviewed particle physics journals at no cost.”

The Library department of the University of Strasbourg participates to the SCOAP3 initiative.

Have a look on the list of the journals involved in open access thanks to SCOAP3 initiative.