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Particle Physics Will Be Open Access from 2014

SCOAP3 is converting key journals in High Energy Physics to Open Access at no cost for authors.

09/12/2013 - Worldwide

SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) will be launched in the first months of 2014. It is a project that sustains Open Access, i.e. the free access to scientific publications, based on the principle that the outcome of publicly funded research must be available to all.

The launch of SCOAP3 has been announced by CERN, which has led the project. The initiative will make most of the papers in elementary particle physics available at zero cost for authors and readers. Consortium membership fees will replace subscription costs. SCOAP3 is supported by 24 countries, including Italy, with the participation of eleven publishers of high quality scientific journals.

INFN is committed in this initiative of great momentum for the dissemination of science. The Italian stakeholders that have partnered with INFN are the academic consortia CARE-CRUI, CINECA and CIPE, other non-consorted universities, CNR, ICTP, SISSA and ENEA.

"A cura dell'Ufficio comunicazione dell'INFN" (translated from Italian). Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:03