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APS and CERN Sign an Open Access Agreement for SCOAP³

April 27, 2017

The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as the host organization of SCOAP³ (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics), have entered into an agreement to publish high-energy physics (HEP) articles from the three top journals of the APS – Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C - as open access as of January 1, 2018. This will bring SCOAP³ to attaining near to 90% coverage of all high energy physics literature, allowing free and unrestricted sharing of scientific information within the global scientific community, for the advancement of science.
Managed by CERN, SCOAP³ is the largest global open access initiative ever created, a global consortium of 3,000 libraries and research institutes in 44 countries, with the added support of eight research funding agencies. Since its beginnings in 2014, it has made 15,000 articles by about 20,000 scientists from 100 countries...

Could subscriptions for academic journals go the way of pay phones?

November 4, 2016

Deputy University Librarian, Donald Barclay, explains the OA 2020 (Open Access) initiative and discusses whether this proposed model might work. View the complete article in The Conversation 25 October 2016.

eScholarship Resources

November 4, 2016

eScholarship is an scholarly publishing service made available by the California Digital Library (CDL).

Cognitive Science Society Proceedings Hosted at eScholarship

October 24, 2016

The UC Merced Library recently began working with cognitive science Professor Michael Spivey to bring the Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society’s Annual Conference to eScholarship, UC’s Open Access publishing platform.

Luminos Open Access Model for Book Publishing

December 14, 2015

The University of California Press recently announced its first five scholarly monographs published through Luminos -- its Open Access publishing program for books. This new digital publishing program operates on a model of shared financial support with titles funded through UC Press contributions, funds from Luminos Member Libraries, and a title publication fee provided by authors. Excess revenues are used to build a waiver fund for use by future authors. Luminos provides authors the opportunity to increase their readership, especially by global audiences, due to the open access designation.