We cordially invite organizations worldwide to join our Sponsorship scheme, and make Genuine Open Access a reality.
Is your organization benefitting from SciPost's activities (check our organizations page), and does it not appear in our list of Sponsors below? Then consider helping SciPost:
Are you a scientist?
Please petition your local librarian/director/... to consider sponsoring us. You can use this email template. Are you a librarian, funding agency representative or other potential supporter?
Take a look at our Sponsorship Agreement template, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about further details or initiate your sponsorship.
Community service; no user fees
SciPost does not charge any subscription fees or article processing charges (APCs): all our operations are performed as a community service, with no user-facing charges;
Our initiative's scope is resolutely international: we do not impose any geographical or institutional restrictions on the delivery of our services;
SciPost is dedicated to serving the academic community, with no further competing interests.
Quality through Openness
Our sharp focus on openness through our peer-witnessed refereeing procedure equips us with arguably the most stringent editorial quality control system available;
Our Editorial College is composed of a broad selection of top academics;
Our fully professional publishing services meet or surpass best practices in all respects. Our flagship journal SciPost Physics has been awarded the DOAJ Seal.
Our operations are obviously not without cost, but our strictly not-for-profit setup, community-led workflow, streamlined infrastructure and no-frills administration mean that the average per-publication costs are much lower than those of competing services;
Our financing model relies on sponsorship from the organizations which benefit from our activities (see our organizations page);
All sponsorship funds are pooled and exclusively used to run our infrastructure and services.
We aim to establish a healthier business model for scientific publishing
We are able to run a fully sustainable infrastructure at an estimated cost of under €400 per publication, much below the current norm for APCs. The more scientists shift their publishing to SciPost, the fewer subscription/article processing charges you will have to pay as an organization. Your sponsorship will help us scale up and make our initiative sustainable.
Our current Sponsors
€20k and above:
Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
(FWF Austrian Science Fund)[AT] Austria See subsidies
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
(Max Planck Society)[DE] Germany See subsidies
Fonds National pour la Science Ouverte
(French National Fund for Open Science)[FR] France See subsidies
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
(Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)[NL] Netherlands See subsidies
€10k and above:
Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire
(European Organization for Nuclear Research)[CH] Switzerland See subsidies
Technische Informationsbibliothek – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology[DE] Germany See subsidies
€5k and above:
Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden
(Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research)[DE] Germany See subsidies
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
(RWTH Aachen University)[DE] Germany See subsidies
Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten
(Association of universities in the Netherlands)[NL] Netherlands See subsidies
Our other current Sponsors:
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
(Austrian Academy of Sciences)[AT] Austria See subsidies
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
(International School for Advanced Studies)[IT] Italy See subsidies
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
(Spanish National Research Council)[ES] Spain See subsidies
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg
(Hamburg State and University Library)[DE] Germany See subsidies
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH))[CH] Switzerland See subsidies