The Johns Hopkins University has indicated its interest in participating in SCOAP3 and becomes the first institute on the U.S. East Coast to do so, stretching the SCOAP3 U.S. membership from the Atlantic to the Midwest, from the Mountains to the Pacific. In 10 days, 16 U.S. institutes have signed an Expression of Interest in joining SCOAP3, pledging a total of more than 10% of the U.S. contribution to SCOAP3.
"SCOAP3 is an exciting approach to scientific publishing being led by CERN, the particle physics laboratory that developed the World Wide Web. I am delighted that the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries are collaborating with CERN to support this global project," said Jonathan Bagger, Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Graduate Programs.
"With increasingly rapid changes in the forms of scholarly communication and access, it is critical for libraries at research intensive institutions like Johns Hopkins to be open to all sorts of publishing models that benefit authors and advance scientific knowledge," said Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries at Johns Hopkins.
More information about SCOAP3 can be found on the SCOAP3 Web site.