January 28, 2022

Open Access Roundup: First SCOAP3 Articles Online; Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Welcomes Three New Members

1. First Articles Sponsored by SCOAP3 Initiative Now Online

From the SCOAP3 Web Site:

The first Open Access articles sponsored by the SCOAP3 international initiative are now available. Almost 400 articles have already appeared in the first three weeks of 2014 in the journals of participating publishers

The first 2014 issues of four large High-Energy Physics journals have fully ‘flipped’ to Open Access; High-Energy-Physics content in two broader subscription journals is now Open Access; and relevant articles in four more existing Open Access journals are now centrally supported by SCOAP3. This unprecedented large-scale result has been achieved through an international collaboration that is re-directing funds previously used for subscriptions, with the support of partners in 17 countries. Partners in eight more countries are about to formalize their participation in SCOAP3.

All articles sponsored by SCOAP3 are distributed under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and redistributed. They can be immediately accessed from the websites of the participating publishers and, soon, from the SCOAP3 Repository. An initial list of articles is also available on the SCOAP3 web site.

2. Brill joins the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

Brill has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). [Here’s Brill’s member record on the OASPA web site.

In August 2013, Brill Open expanded to include books as well as book chapters. To date, Brill has published around 80 books in open access, several of which as part of ‘OAPEN-NL,’ a project exploring Open Access monograph publishing in the Netherlands. All titles published through Brill Open are available as part of the Brill Open E-Book Collection, and are also included in the subject collections at no extra cost.

3. BioOne Joins OASPA

From the OASPA Web Site:

BioOne launched its nonprofit open access journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene in 2013. A new, peer-reviewed scientific journal, Elementa was founded by BioOne in partnership with Dartmouth, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington. As a multidisciplinary publication, Elementa features original research reporting on new knowledge of the Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems; interactions between human and natural systems; and steps that can be taken to mitigate and adapt to global change.

See Also: BioOne’s Membership Record

4. Journal of Terrorism Research Joins OASPA as a Scholar Publisher Member

From the OASPA Web Site:

This journal was launched in 2010 by the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, based at St. Andrew’s University. Founded in 1994, the Centre is Europe’s oldest for the study of terrorism. The aim of this Journal is to provide a space for academics and counter-terrorism professionals to publish work focused on the study of terrorism, drawing together the different fields of research.

See Also: Journal of Terrorism Research Membership Record

Direct to Complete Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Member Directory

See Also: Complete OASPA New Member Announcement

See Also: Last Week We Pointed Out that ProQuest Also Recently Joined the OASPA

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.