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MIT Press Releases Direct to Open Impact Report

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The MIT Press announces the release of a report on its Direct to Open (D2O)program detailing the impact that it has had in its first three years. Launched in 2021, D2O is a sustainable framework for open access monographs that shifts publishing from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model. 

IOP Publishing report reveals peer review capacity not used to its full potential  

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A new global study from IOP Publishing (IOPP) has found that certain peer review communities continue to feel overburdened by reviewer requests, while others remain underrepresented.  The survey, which generated over 3,000 responses from peer reviewers from across the globe, revealed regional and career-stage disparities:  

More than 99 percent of German universities and higher learning institutions have joined the...

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Successful first iteration of transformative agreement DEAL delivered high visibility for German science internationally as well as improved access to global research. Only a few months after it was signed, almost all German universities and higher education institutions have joined the renewed open access (OA)  agreement between the DEAL consortium and Springer Nature.

STM Trends 2028 is now live

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When some of the leading technology minds in scholarly publishing gather each fall to polish their crystal orbs, the outcome has always been an invigorating and enlightening experience. This year, it has proved no different. At the STM Conference in Washington, DC today, the new STM Trends 2028 was released.

cOAlition S welcomes the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information

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Developed by a group of research information specialists, the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information is a community initiative to make research information – such as bibliographic metadata, including funding information and information on use and impact – open to all.

Five National Laboratories in the US secure transformative agreements with IOP Publishing driving open...

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Five prominent National Laboratories in the United States have secured transformative agreements with IOP Publishing (IOPP), advancing open access (OA) to research at scale. Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory join a growing number of academic institutions that drive the growth of OA through the adoption of transformative agreements.  

Gates Foundation Collaborates with F1000 to Launch Verified Preprint Platform

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F1000 and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced plans to launch a new verified preprint platform that will enable the rapid availability of new findings and promote research integrity. VeriXiv [pronounced very-kive] will support researchers in complying with the Gates Foundation’s refreshed open access policy that requires all their funded research to be made available as a preprint from January 2025.

ResearchGate and Wiley’s Journal Home partnership expands to 700 journals

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ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, todayannounced a further expansion of their Journal Home partnership with Wiley to now encompass 700 journals.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Open Access Policy Refresh

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cOAlition S acknowledges the Open Access Policy Refresh from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and welcomes its ongoing commitment to work in partnership with other funders to make all research articles open by default.

Understanding the current state of play in Open Education in Europe

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Supported by the European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL), this report draws on a survey conducted between November 2023 and January 2024. SPARC Europe follows the uptake of OE and OER in European Higher Education closely: this is the fourth time that we have conducted such a survey.

Jisc and Taylor & Francis Agree New Open Research Deal for UK

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Jisc and leading publisher Taylor & Francis have renewed an open research (OR) agreement offering significantly more publishing options for researchers. Building on the previous transformative agreement (TA), which supported thousands of UK researchers to publish open access (OA), the ‘Taylor & Francis Read and Publish 2024-25’ agreement aims to foster OR practices and further increase the impact of UK research, especially in the humanities and social sciences (HSS).

STM welcomes landmark EU AI Act vote | Joint statement

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We represent a broad coalition of organisations in Europe’s creative and cultural sectors, including music, visual, audiovisual, and literary authors; press publishers of newspapers, magazines and specialised publications, book, music, academic publishers; recorded music, film and audiovisual producers; publishers of films and audiovisual content online and offline; distributors and photo agencies.