SCOAP3 Project Progresses

After an intense period of behind-the-scenes effort, CERN’s open access, library, purchasing, and legal staff, along with the SCOAP global Steering Committee and Technical Working Group, secured with leading publishers the participation in principle of 12 HEP (full or partial) journals; developed a project governance structure; crafted a framework for performing calculations for subscription reduction and re-direction; and are putting into place a series of National Contact Persons (NCPs), who are responsible for securing participation from libraries, library consortia, research institutions, and funding agencies in their countries.

SCOAP3 Project Progresses

After an intense period of behind-the-scenes effort, CERN’s open access, library, purchasing, and legal staff, along with the SCOAP global Steering Committee and Technical Working Group, secured with leading publishers the participation in principle of 12 HEP (full or partial) journals; developed a project governance structure; crafted a framework for performing calculations for subscription reduction and re-direction; and are putting into place a series of National Contact Persons (NCPs), who are responsible for securing participation from libraries, library consortia, research institutions, and funding agencies in their countries.

Advocates Set Ambitious Goal: Setting the Default to Open Access in Ten Years’ Time

Ten years ago, a small group of activists convened in Budapest to discuss ways for the academic community to come together and work to make all research articles in all academic fields freely available online. The participants (which included SPARC’s Founding Executive Director, Rick Johnson) represented a wide variety of academic disciplines, national affiliations, and points of view. All were involved in efforts to create a more open system of scholarly communication.

Advocates Set Ambitious Goal: Setting the Default to Open Access in Ten Years’ Time

Ten years ago, a small group of activists convened in Budapest to discuss ways for the academic community to come together and work to make all research articles in all academic fields freely available online. The participants (which included SPARC’s Founding Executive Director, Rick Johnson) represented a wide variety of academic disciplines, national affiliations, and points of view. All were involved in efforts to create a more open system of scholarly communication.