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The SCOAP3 project: converting the literature of an entire discipline to Open Access

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The SCOAP3 project: converting the literature of an entire discipline to Open Access
The High-Energy Physics (HEP) community spearheaded Open Access with over half a century of dissemination of pre-prints, culminating in the arXiv system. It is now proposing an OpenAccess publishing model which goes beyond present, sometimes controversial, proposals, with a novel practical approach: the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3 ). In this model, libraries and research institutions federate to explicitly cover the costs of the peer-review and other editorial services, rather than implicitly supporting them via journal subscriptions. Rather than through subscriptions, journals will their costs from SCOAP3 and make the electronic versions of their journals free to read. Unlike many "author-pays" OpenAccess models, authors are not directly charged to publish their articles in the Open Access paradigm. Contributions to the SCOAP3 consortium are determined on a country-by-country basis, according to the volume of HEP publications...
Salvatore Mele
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Type Conference
Year 2008
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Authors Salvatore Mele
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