SCOAP³ (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access in Particle Physics Publishing) is an international open access initiative that was officially launched on January 1, 2014. Convened at CERN in Switzerland, this is the largest scale global open access initiative ever built, involving an international collaboration of over one thousand libraries, library consortia and research organizations. SCOAP³ enjoys the support of funding agencies and has been established in co-operation with leading publishers. Eleven publishers of high quality international journals are participating in SCOAP³. Elsevier, Institute of Physics, and Springer, together with their publishing partners, have been working with the network of SCOAP³ national contact points. Reductions in subscription fees for thousands of participating libraries worldwide have been arranged, making funds available for libraries to support SCOAP³.
CRKN members fully participate in this international initiative, supporting the project through redirection of subscription fees. CRKN coordinates Canada’s contribution and is the signatory for Canada’s participation in the SCOAP³ initiative. This provides CRKN with a seat at the Governing Council table. CRKN further supports the initiative through Executive Director participation on the Executive Committee of the SCOAP³ Governing Council in the role of Chair.
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