All articles funded by SCOAP3 appear in the SCOAP3 repository upon publication, alongside the publishers’ own platforms. Several formats are available, including PDF, PDF/A and XML. Articles are published under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and further disseminated. The repository metadata is also available under a CC0 license. These metadata include article DOIs and the ORCIDs of authors, when available.
The aim of the SCOAP3 repository is neither to duplicate arXiv nor the publisher platforms, nor offer value-added services such as those of INSPIRE. It is rather a staging platform, for further distribution of information. The repository was launched in early February 2014 and is continuously being upgraded. It is freely accessible.