The News section of the SCOAP3 project (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) today announced (16 Nov) that The Swedish National Library (KB) on behalf of the BIBSAM consortium for Swedish university and research libraries has signed the Expression of Interest to join the SCOAP3 consortium. See the updated list of current members here.

The aim of SCOAP3 is to facilitate Open Access publishing in High Energy Physics (HEP). It is envisaged as “a central network of funding agencies, research laboratories and libraries, mandated to collect funds for financing OA in the field of HEP, to negotiate prices with publishers, and to remunerate them for their OA journals.” For background and vision, see the Working Party’s report