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Wiley and Italian Consortium Bibliosan announce Open Access agreement

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a new four-year agreement with Bibliosan, a consortium of medical research institutes and hospitals in Italy.  

Taylor & Francis chooses the Charlesworth Gateway to integrate its submission workflow into WeChat

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Taylor & Francis has partnered with the Charlesworth Group to integrate its manuscript submission workflow into WeChat, using the Charlesworth Gateway. Authors based in China submitting articles to over a thousand Taylor & Francis journals will now be able to access regular status updates on their submission, in Chinese via WeChat.  

PLOS ONE and protocols.io collaborate on expanding service to all Lab Protocol authors

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that it is expanding a service offered to Lab Protocol authors through its partnership with protocols.io: the team at protocols.io will format step-by-step protocols for their platform at no charge and at any stage of the Lab Protocol writing or review process, even prior to submission.

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Ground-breaking open research platform, Octopus, to launch 

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Octopus aims to change the way research is published and improve its quality. Ground-breaking publishing platform Octopus is being launched next week (29 June), and researchers are invited to attend the online event to find out more.

Taylor & Francis chooses the Charlesworth Gateway to integrate its submission workflow into WeChat

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Taylor & Francis has partnered with the Charlesworth Group to integrate its manuscript submission workflow into WeChat, using the Charlesworth Gateway. Authors based in China submitting articles to over a thousand Taylor & Francis journals will now be able to access regular status updates on their submission, in Chinese via WeChat.  

Aries Systems and Elsevier to further advance diversity, inclusion and equity in publishing

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Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions provider to the scholarly publishing community, in partnership with Elsevier, a global leader in information and analytics, is pleased to announce the opportunity for editors, reviewers, and authors to choose to self-report their gender identity, race and ethnicity within Aries’ manuscript submission and peer review tracking system, Editorial Manager® (EM).

Open Access

Frontiers – It is not transformation if nothing changes

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The substantial benefits of open access (OA) publishing are within our reach, but legacy publishers are employing commercial tactics to delay the necessary transition.

PLOS ONE and protocols.io collaborate on expanding service to all Lab Protocol authors

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that it is expanding a service offered to Lab Protocol authors through its partnership with protocols.io: the team at protocols.io will format step-by-step protocols for their platform at no charge and at any stage of the Lab Protocol writing or review process, even prior to submission.

SAGE Publishing and the University of California Announce a Transformative Agreement to Expand Reach...

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SAGE Publishing and the University of California (UC) announce an agreement to expand open access publishing opportunities for researchers at all 10 UC campuses. Running through 2024, the agreement will provide funding for UC researchers to make their SAGE research articles free and openly available to the world.

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SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, signs the San Francisco Declaration on...

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Developed during the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, DORA commits to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated. Under the agreement, participating publishers agree to provide a range of article-level metrics to encourage assessment based on the scientific content of the article rather than the journal in which it was published

Chinese institutions on the rise, but the United States holds its position at the...

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The Nature Index Annual Tables, released today, examine the institutions and countries that contributed most to high-quality natural-sciences research in 2021. China had a strong year, second for research output overall, as measured by Share* and with 14.4% growth in output in 2021 compared with 2020, the largest increase among the top ten countries in the Annual Tables.

Nature Masterclasses Online training made free to access for researchers in lower income countries

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Springer Nature has made Nature Masterclasses’ on-demand online training content free to access for researchers in lower income countries through Research4Life. Nature Masterclasses offers highly targeted courses designed to enhance the skills and boost the confidence of early career researchers, with over 60,000 researchers globally having benefited from the platform to date.

Institutions

Wiley and Italian Consortium Bibliosan announce Open Access agreement

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a new four-year agreement with Bibliosan, a consortium of medical research institutes and hospitals in Italy.  

Institutions partner with ACS to advance first California-wide transformative open access agreement

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Three California consortia, representing nearly 60 academic and research institutions, and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the first-ever California-wide transformative open access agreement. It is also ACS’ first “read and publish” agreement in the U.S. composed of multiple consortia.

Taylor & Francis Group partners with the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) to amplify...

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Taylor & Francis Group is pleased to announce a publishing partnership with the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI).  The aim is that BRSI members promote their biotechnology research to a wider audience by publishing via Taylor & Francis Group global publications. Under the terms of the partnership, the BRSI will recommend prospective authors from its membership to Taylor & Francis. 

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