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June 24, 2008

U of Illinois Signs Intent to Participate in SCOAP3

From SCOAP3 News (23/06/2008):

Five more U.S. partners have joined SCOAP3: three laboratories, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, SLAC, the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - University of California, Berkeley and two universities, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Northwestern University.

SCOAP3 now counts 29 institutions in the U.S., which have pledged to redirect their current subscriptions to High-Energy Physics journals to the initiative. More U.S. partners are expected to join in the near future. SCOAP3 is also supported by partners from 15 European countries, Australia and one international organisation. In total, SCOAP3 has received pledges for about 4 million euros, over 6 million dollars, corresponding to 40% of its budget envelope.

Note: SCOAP3 = Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

Posted by Katie Newman at June 24, 2008 12:06 PM