May 19, 2022

Open Access: OAI-PMH Feed of SCOAP3 Repository Now Available

From the SCOAP3 Blog:

The SCOAP3 initiative has converted to Open Access the majority of the literature in High-Energy Physics through a partnership of libraries, publishers, funding agencies and the research community in 35 countries.

About 400 new articles appear monthly on the publishers platform and on the SCOAP3 repository under a CC-BY license. PDF, PDF/A and XML formats are available on the SCOAP3 repository, together with full metadata under a CC0 waiver.

All “gold” Open Access articles published under the SCOAP3 initiative and their metadata are now exposed leveraging the Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). As the de-facto standard technically underpinning the Open Access movements, OAI-PMH feeds allow the worldwide repository and library community to exchange information and enrich their services. The SCOAP3 repository handler is available at Additional information, help and examples are available on the SCOAP3 website.


A community-driven development plan is publicly available.

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