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Max Planck Society gives a major development grant to SciPost

11 January 2018

Germany’s Max Planck Society is a well-known driving force in publishing reform and the development of Open Access initiatives. We are pleased to announce that MPG has provided concrete support for the development of SciPost’s publishing infrastructure, in the form of a subsidy worth 20 k€.

These funds will allow SciPost to carry out the implementation of a number of projects to enhance and broaden its services to the community. Stay tuned for upcoming details in the next few weeks!

Major OpenAIRE grant for SciPost

9 January 2018

We are delighted to announce that the OpenAIRE EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has given SciPost a major development grant of 39k€.

This grant was obtained through the call for Proposals for Alternative Funding Mechanisms for non-Author Fee based Open Access Publishing.

SciPost will use these funds to further consolidate its cost-slashing business model, and to drive a substantial scaling up of its publishing activities in early 2018.

SciPost receives a grant from the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU)

6 January 2018
The VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) has for a long time been known as a strong supporter of Open Access to scientific publications. This organization has now provided concrete support to SciPost in the form of an operational grant of 5000 euros, which our initiative will directly apply to providing and improving its publication services for the scientific community.

CERN and SciPost to collaborate on Open Access innovation

20 December 2017

Significant news from the high-energy physics community: CERN and SciPost have just signed an agreement to collaborate to foster innovation in Open Access publishing.

CERN and its partners have long been a significant driving force in providing their community with infrastructures to publish and retrieve information, in particular through the SCOAP3 and INSPIRE initiatives. It is exactly in the same community-driven spirit that SciPost was founded and is currently being developed.

Thanks to this agreement, CERN will cover all SciPost expenses in publishing Open Access (under a CC-BY license) any articles from CERN-affiliated authors which successfully pass SciPost’s strict “peer-witnessed” refereeing process. CERN and SciPost will also cooperate to facilitate article discovery and linking within the existing INSPIRE infrastructure. Furthermore, CERN and SciPost will regularly collaborate in all areas relating to Open Access publishing, business models, technology and policy.

CERN thereby joins the growing list of research institutions and universities which support SciPost through its Supporting Partners Board.

SciPost looks forward to a bright future at the service of the high-energy community, and in good CERN company.

EPFL Lausanne and TU Dortmund join the SciPost Supporting Partners Board

19 December 2017
SciPost is very happy to welcome the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Technische Universität Dortmund to its Supporting Partners Board. These latest additions provide further evidence that sustainability of the SciPost initiative can indeed be guaranteed through its cost-slashing consortial funding model. We thank these institutions and their researchers for their support.

Max Planck Digital Library joins the SciPost Supporting Partners Board

21 November 2017
SciPost is very happy to welcome the Max Planck Digital Library to its Supporting Partners Board. Germany's Max Planck Digital Library is a well-known driving force behind the reform and modernization of scientific publishing. With this commitment to SciPost's cost-slashing consortial model, the MPDL is helping to pave the way towards sustainability for SciPost's not-for-profit, community service-oriented publishing infrastructure.
MPDL website

U. of Amsterdam Library joins the Supporting Partners Board

14 October 2017
SciPost is very happy to welcome the University of Amsterdam's Library to its Supporting Partners Board. This latest commitment to SciPost’s cost-slashing consortial funding model represents one further step towards sustainability for our cost-slashing publishing infrastructure, which does not rely on inflated subscription or article processing charges.
See our Partners Page

SciPost joins the Initiative for Open Citations

17 September 2017

As part of its commitment to transforming scientific publishing in all its facets, SciPost is proud to join and support the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), which is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers, and other interested parties to promote the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data.

The idea is simple but powerful: through Crossref, citation metadata of participating publishers is made publicly available, and its reuse authorized. This opens the door to the development of a new generation of metrics engines and metadata aggregators with the potential to modernize the way impact evaluation is performed.

Read more on the I4OC site

SciPost Physics accepted for coverage in Web Of Science's ESCI

13 September 2017

We are delighted to announce that SciPost Physics has been accepted for coverage in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), part of the Core Collection of the Web of Science.

Clarivate Analytics, who now manage WoS, have informed us that the Journal's content will appear in the database later this year. Coverage will begin with journal content published in 2017, with back issues to be covered later on.

This important development demonstrates that SciPost is quickly establishing itself as the publisher-of-choice for top science in this day and age of publishing reform.

SciPost Physics awarded the DOAJ Seal

25 August 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Directory of Open Access Journals has awarded SciPost Physics the DOAJ Seal, which is a mark of certification for open access journals that achieve a high level of openness, adhere to Best Practice and high publishing standards.

This Seal certifies that SciPost Physics complies with a number of conditions including:

  • permanent archival arrangement in CLOCKSS
  • permanent DOI identifiers registered at Crossref for all published content
  • article-level metadata deposited at DOAJ
  • embedded machine-readable CC licensing information in article-level metadata
  • reuse and mixing of content allowed in accordance to Creative Commons licenses
  • authors allowed to hold copyright without restriction

As an additional service, SciPost also takes care of linking all funding information provided by authors to the funders registered in the FundRef registry (with metadata deposited through Crossmark), enabling funders to easily assess where and by whom their funds are being put to efficient use.

The Seal provides recognition that SciPost Physics meets and even surpasses the standards applied in many commonly-used journals. Do your habitual publication venues live up to such high expectations? If not, consider switching to SciPost!

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