Stephen Hawking’s Multiverse

By Alison Verbeck on May 30, 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking’s final research paper was submitted to the Journal of High-Energy Physics ten days before he died on March 14, 2018.  In the paper, “A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?“, Hawking and his co-author Thomas Hertog present a new multiverse theory with th...


By Alison Verbeck on March 26, 2018

An interesting article about SCOAP3 Converting the Literature of a Scientific Field to Open Access Through Global Collaboration: the Experience of SCOAP3 in Particle Physics Only a few know that CERN also hosts the world largest Open Access initiative: SCOAP3. The Sponsoring Consortium for Open A...

APS to join SCOAP3

By Alison Verbeck on June 28, 2017

Beginning January 1, 2018, APS will be participating in the second phase of SCOAP3. The decision by the APS Board of Directors to participate in SCOAP3 is an important step forward for high-energy physics publishing and affirms the Society’s long-standing support for the principles of open access...

APS to Join SCOAP3

By Alison Verbeck on May 2, 2017

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and the American Physical Society (APS) announced that they entered into an agreement for SCOAP3. Under this agreement, high-energy physics articles published in three APS journals –  Physical Review C, Physical Review D and Physical Rev...

SCOAP3 Extension

By Alison Verbeck on September 26, 2016

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and the ‘host organization’ of SCOAP3 announced that it has signed contracts with 10 leading scientific publishers and learned societies to extend this Open Access initiative for three more years. This was the last step for this unique global ...

SCOAP3 initiative extended for three more years

By Alison Verbeck on May 26, 2016

The SCOAP3 collaboration announced the extension of this Open Access initiative for three more years, from January 2017 through December 2019.  Following the success of the first years of operation of SCOAP3, representatives of the 3,000 SCOAP3 partners in 47 countries, ten scholarly publishers a...

SCOAP3 Newsletter

By Alison Verbeck on January 22, 2016

The latest newsletter from SCOAP3 is available here: