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Royal Society sets 75% threshold to ‘flip’ its research journals to Open Access over...

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In an exciting new chapter for its scientific publishing, the Royal Society today (Thursday 13 May) sets out how it will transition its primary research journals to open access and make more of its world-leading research available to all.

ALPSP Annual Conference goes virtual for second year: 15-17 September 2021

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The ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards 2021 is to be run as a virtual event for the second year running under the key themes of 'Discoverability and Accessibility' and 'The Great Reset: Scenario planning for life after COVID.’

Research by Emerald Publishing highlights the need for innovation in research output to make...

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A new report by Emerald Publishing has found that academics have a strong desire to change the way research is presented to make it more useable in a post-Covid world. They call for faster dissemination and easier use of research for non-academics, including students, some of which will go on to become the researchers of tomorrow.

IET and the Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST) agree to deepen cooperation...

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he Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Association of Science and Technology (CAST) to deepen cooperation in three aspects: the ‘Innovation China’ platform, impact assessment studies of Chinese scientific research output (including a focus on Open Access) and international knowledge exchange.

Springer Nature leads drive for Open Access across Europe with latest Transformative Agreement with...

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Since 2014, when Springer Nature pioneered its first transformative agreement (TA), the publisher has been leading the way enabling country level flips to open access (OA). Its latest national TA with Spain takes Springer Nature’s number of national TA’s to 14, 13 of which are in Europe.

MDPI’s CEO Delia Mihaila reflects on the company’s 25th anniversary and what this milestone...

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In June of this year, MDPI will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its foundation. To mark this significant milestone, we have created a 25th Anniversary page on our website that evokes the development of our company over the past quarter-century.

ACS and Syracuse University sign transformative ‘read and publish’ agreement

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The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and Syracuse University (SU) are proud to announce that they are embarking on a transformative “read and publish” agreement, expanding the visibility of the university’s researchers’ scientific contributions

The London Book Fair moves online for 2021

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The London Book Fair 2021 will go ahead as a digital only event, creating opportunities for the publishing industry to meet online, following the impact of the global pandemic. The in-person format will return next year to its usual Spring dates of April 5-7 2022.

Taylor & Francis Group and Jisc agree transformational deal for UK research

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Taylor & Francis Group and Jisc have signed a three-year transitional agreement combining access and open access (OA) publishing to Taylor & Francis Group’s portfolio of journals.

Milestone year for open-access publisher Frontiers

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The open-access scholarly publisher Frontiers is pleased to share its progress results for 2020 today. The organization, which was founded in 2007, reached several significant milestones last year. These include more than one billion research article views and downloads, the publication of its 150,000th research article, a 10% increase in staff count worldwide, and maintaining its position as the fifth most-cited publisher.

Ripeta joins the Digital Science family to provide tools that increase the reproducibility of...

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Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to announce that it has fully acquired Ripeta, an AI-based company aiming to help build trust in science.

Cambridge University Press announces 129 new Open Access publishing agreements with US institutions

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Cambridge University Press is leading the move to new Open Access (OA) journals publishing agreements in the United States through an unprecedented expansion of transformative “Read and Publish” deals.