Wednesday, March 5, 2008

UC Berkeley and the California Digital Library announce signing “expression of interest” letter for SCOAP3 initiative

SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) offers a new model for open access publication in the area of high energy physics (HEP). The model is built upon the idea that publishing costs should be widely distributed, and that payments should reflect the level of HEP publishing activity in a given country. SCOAP3 partners (HEP funding agencies, libraries and library consortia) will finance their contributions toward open access publication for six key HEP journals by canceling journal subscriptions. Libraries and library consortia are encouraged to sign similar “expression of interest” letters to encourage the publishers of the six journals currently under discussion to enter into negotiations.

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