The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced that the SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) initiative will begin on January 1, 2014.

SCOAP3 will make a large number of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics widely available via open access. This will not cost authors anything, and they will retain copyright. Additionally, licenses will enable wide re-use of information.

UC Libraries helped bring SCOAP3 to life, and the California Digital Library (CDL) has signed an MOU confirming UC’s participation as a SCOAP3 partner. UC Libraries will serve as an archival and access repository for articles.

More information can be found in this SCOAP3 press release, or by contacting the Library.