SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) is a partnership of 3,000 libraries, funding agencies and research organizations from 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations. In cooperation with leading scientific publishers and learned societies, SCOAP3 has supported the transition to Open Access of key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics as of 2014 and has served as inspiration for several other Open Access initiatives around the world.
During the almost six years of SCOAP3 operation, 20,000 scientists from 120 countries have benefited from the opportunity to publish more than 30,000 Open Access articles free of charge. The project is backed by the European organization for nuclear research CERN with its seat in Geneva. NTK is a national contact point (NCP) for Czech Republic.