New initiatives in Open Access Scholarship

There are many new initiatives in open scholarship.  Here, we’ve provided a list  of some of the most important ones.

SCOAP3 logo s textemSCOAP3 is the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) , which has converted key High-Energy Physics journals to Open Access at no cost for authors. SCOAP3 centrally pays publishers which in turn reduce subscription fees to all their customers. These funds are pooled in a SCOAP3 common fund: each country participates in a way commensurate to its scientific output.

Six Australian Universities are currently members of SCOAP3 :ANU, Griffith University, Macquarie University, University of Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), University of Western Australian and . Up to date info on SCOAP3  is here.


ku_mark_facebookKnowledge Unlatched  is committed to changing the current system for publishing scholarly books They are  working together with libraries to create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly books. Many libraries from Australian and New Zealand participated in the pilot. Their second round of books just became available


olhThe OLH publishing platform supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as hosting its own multidisciplinary journal. The organisation is looking for more partner – see the Open Library of the Humanities – prospectus for Australia and New Zealand

For information on how you can participate in any of these initiatives, or if there is another you think we shoud add please contact us

InnoScholComm_figure_jan2015And… if you are interested in how scholarly communication is innovating and evolving dramatically, take a look at 101 (actually now closer to 500!) Innovations in Scholarly Publishing 


Page updated Jan 12, 2017