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The National Open Access Agreement in France judged “a real success” as key targets...

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The partners involved in the “Accord national open access en France” (National Open Access Agreement in France) are pleased to announce that the agreement is exceeding their expectations when judged against key targets.

The MIT Press Launches Direct to Open

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The MIT Press has announced the launch of Direct to Open (D2O). A first-of-its-kind sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model.

Wiley and CRUI Sign Four-Year Transitional Agreement to Accelerate Open Access Publishing in Italy

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ohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced a new four-year open access agreement with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) to accelerate open access publishing among a growing list of more than 65 universities across Italy.

LIBER and ADBU sign Memorandum of Understanding

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A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between LIBER and ADBU (Association des directeurs et personnels de direction des bibliothèques universitaires et de la documentation) has recently been approved. The MoU was signed off during LIBER’s Executive Board Meeting on the 11th of February 2021 and by ADBU’s Board on the 18th.

De Gruyter and Boston Consulting Group’s Henderson Institute Launch Book Series on Inspiring the...

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De Gruyter and Boston Consulting Group’s Henderson Institute, BCG’s think tank, today launched Inspiring the Next Game, a series of books on emerging themes in business. The first book, Mastering the Science of Organizational Change, is published today.

Oxford University Press and Jisc agree transformative read and publish deal

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Oxford University Press (OUP) and Jisc, the education and research not-for-profit, have reached a comprehensive ‘Read and Publish’ agreement. The new agreement will provide UK universities with access to OUP’s prestigious journal collection and will allow authors at participating institutions to publish 100% of their original research open access in OUP’s hybrid and fully open access journals.

New research provides insights into which versions of articles researchers prefer

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Data from Springer Nature shows majority of researchers want access to the ‘more credible’ final published version of articles, increasing support for immediate gold OA

Springer Nature continues to drive open access transition in Europe

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Springer Nature has signed its first transformative agreement (TA) with CRUI-CARE (Conferenza dei Rettori delle Universita Italiane), the association of Italian state and non-state universities which acts on behalf of over 90 Italian academic and research institutions.

SAGE and German Academic Institutions Launch Transformative Agreement to Strengthen Open Access Publishing for...

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SAGE Publishing and German Academic Institutions have entered into a new transformative agreement to secure open access publishing rights for affiliated German researchers.

Clarivate Report Highlights Importance of Evolution in Data Categorization to Promote Responsible Research Metrics

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Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today released a report that examines the organization of information in the global scientific community and introduces a flexible new data-driven approach to citation-based classification.

Knowledge Unlatched is launching its 8th pledging round in 2021

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Knowledge Unlatched is launching its eight pledging round in 202 - Making Open Access Work in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) - KU is now inviting publishers to participate by submitting their titles for pledging.

Springer Nature signs joint letter with other publishers on Rights Retention Strategy

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Each of the undersigned publishers and societies have long been committed to Open Research and the broadening of Open Access options for researchers. They offer a wide variety of paths to Open Access, including Open Access journals, hybrid journal options, article self-archiving, and transformative (including Read & Publish) deals.