Recommendations for transparent communication of Open Access prices and services

An independent report published today by Information Power aims to improve the transparency of Open Access (OA) prices and services. The report is the outcome of a project funded by Wellcome and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on behalf of cOAlition S to inform the development of Plan S.

Accucoms appoints Simon Boisseau as Managing Director

Accucoms, the specialist in global sales and marketing for publishers and societies, today announced that Simon Boisseau will take over as Managing Director from its founder, from the beginning of 2020.

F1000 Research joins Taylor & Francis Group

Leading specialist academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group, part of Informa plc, has today announced the addition of cutting-edge open research publisher F1000 Research Ltd.

The Charlesworth Group celebrates 20 years as a market leader in China supporting the...

The Charlesworth Group celebrates its 20th anniversary helping academics and scholarly publishers as the market-leading experts in China. Focusing on building customer relationships and delivering valuable services and technical solutions, The Charlesworth Group has evolved into an integral part of the publisher and author workflow and is clearly recognised as the ‘go-to’ company for Western publishers looking to improve their China footprint and sales.

Springer Nature And Germany’s Projekt Deal Finalise World’s Largest Transformative Open Access Agreement

Springer Nature and MPDL Services GmbH on behalf of Projekt DEAL today announce that the formal contract for the world’s largest transformative Open Access (OA) agreement to date has been signed.

Wiley Acquires mthree

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced today that it has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree is a rapidly growing education services provider that addresses the IT skills gap by finding, training and placing job-ready technology talent in roles with leading corporations worldwide.

National Science Review moves to fully Open Access

Oxford University Press and China Science Press are delighted to announce National Science Review (NSR) now publishes as a fully Open Access journal

SPARC Statement on Rumored New White House Open Access Policy

ollowing is a statement by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), on press reports of an impending new White House Open Access Policy.

Wiley and Bibsam sign open access agreement to include 45 Swedish Institutions

John Wiley & Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, and Bibsam, a consortium of 85 higher education and research institutions, announced a combined open access and subscription agreement that will take effect January 1, 2020.

Alternative conditions needed in order for cOAlition S’s proposal for Transformative Journals to succeed

As the largest OA publisher, and the publisher that first floated the idea of Transformative Journals, Springer Nature is appealing to cOAlition S in an open letter (attached) to not lose the opportunity Transformative Journals offer to speed up the transition to OA. Unless changes are made to the conditions being proposed the publisher believes it would be unable to commit to its journals participating.

Springer Nature and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands partner to explore how...

A partnership between Springer Nature and The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the Dutch Consortium of University Libraries and the National Library (UKB) will provide data, insights and tools to advance knowledge about how academic research and open research is having a societal impact and accelerating the delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first phase of data from this project is released today.

Jisc and five UK-based society publishers sign pilot transitional OA agreements

Jisc and five UK-based society publishers have signed pilot transitional open access (OA) agreements, now available to UK universities. The agreements are the first to result from work undertaken by Jisc Collections, negotiating with smaller publishers to offer a sustainable transition to OA. The Microbiology Society, Portland Press, IWA Publishing, the Company of Biologists and the European Respiratory Society now offer transitional journal agreements through the national Jisc consortium.