The Strategic Helmholtz Alliance 'Physics at the Terascale' fully supports the goal of SCOAP3 of free and unrestricted electronic access to peer-reviewed journal literature in particle physics and is convinced that the proposed fair-share business model will promote a healthy and dynamic market and will benefit scientists, authors, funding agencies and publishers alike.
Unrestricted access to published scientific results is essential for wide dissemination and efficient usage of scientific knowledge, says the Management Board of the Alliance, which invites all partners to actively support the SCOAP3 initiative, facilitate the large-scale transition to open-access in particle physics by raising awareness on open-access publishing in their communities and encourage their authors to publish in open-access journals.
The Alliance is a German network comprising 17 universities, 2 Helmholtz institutes and 1 Max Planck institute. It represents experimental physicists and theoretical physicists addressing the fundamental questions of particle physics, distributed computing, novel detector development and accelerator science.
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