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Friday, November 09, 2007

SCOAP3 makes a home on the web

CERN has created a home page for the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3).  It includes this succinct statement of the consortium's plan:

Today: (funding bodies through) libraries buy journal subscriptions to support the peer-review service and to allow their patrons to read articles.

Tomorrow: funding bodies and libraries contribute to the consortium, which pays centrally for the peer-review service. Articles are free to read for everyone.

The page links to background information and documents on the project, and will soon include an FAQ

It also includes this piece of news, which I haven't yet blogged:

The rectors and council chairmen of Greek Universities confirm the participation of the Greek academic community to SCOAP3.  The financial support will be covered by the Greek Library Association's budget, completed by the participating universities.