The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, has reportedly joined CERN's Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) project. OhioLINK joins a fast-growing number of institutions in the US which have pledged to re-direct their subscriptions to High-Energy Physics journals to SCOAP3.
SCOAP3 seeks to make articles in selected high energy physics (HEP) journals free to read for everyone. It is a proposed mechanism for a field of science to pay for its own publishing costs, rather than make the readers of its journals pay via subscriptions or authors pay via author fees. In this model, HEP funding agencies and libraries, which purchase journal subscriptions to implicitly support the peer-review service, unite to explicitly cover the base costs of publishing and peer-review, and the associated publishers make the electronic versions of their HEP journals free to read widely across the globe.
OhioLINK is a consortium of 86 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for teaching and research. Serving more than 600,000 students, faculty, and staff at 87 institutions, OhioLINK offers access to more than 46 million library items statewide, encompassing a spectrum of library material including law, medical and special collections.
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