The EPS statement– Managing the transition of Open Access Publication, released last month was the result of wide and lively discussions among various EPS partner societies, internal and external to the EPS.
Meanwhile, as a demonstration of the relevance of global Open Access, CERN has confirmed the start of the SCOAP3 initiative for high-energy particle physics on 1 January 2014.
Particularly relevant is then the endorsement and approval of the EPS Statement by the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences [EuCheMS] which took place during the last EuCheMS Executive Board meeting in Budapest, Hungary, at the end of October 2013.
Undersigned by EuCheMS, this statement has now become a joint EPS-EuCheMS statement, along the lines of collaboration established between the two societies with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding during last EPS Council meeting in Strasbourg, in April this year.
This action seals the spirit of collaboration between the two societies and gives at the same time an added value and an increased weight to the statement on Open Access.
The EPS and EuCheMS look forward to more subscribers!