Group Is Set to Move Particle Physics to Open-Access Publishing
The move would mean that, starting in 2014, papers published in 12 journals would be available free. Together, those dozen journals accounted for 90 percent of articles published in the field last year.
After six years of negotiation, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) is now close to ensuring that nearly all particle-physics articles — about 7,000 publications last year — are made immediately free on journal websites. Upfront payments from libraries will fund the access.