From Open Access to Open Science, PLOS Biology is leading change

PLOS announced today the beginning of a new vision for PLOS BIOLOGY which builds upon its earlier successes and pushes boundaries even further to promote Open Science and excellence in publishing.

ChemPubSoc Europe becomes Chemistry Europe – a new look for a new future

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and its subsidiary Wiley-VCH in partnership with European chemical societies publisher, ChemPubSoc Europe, are proud to announce that from today ChemPubSoc Europe becomes Chemistry Europe.

EBSCO makes COVID-19 resources site freely available

EBSCO and its partners are making resources freely available and expanding access to e-content to help library staff support their institutions as they focus on online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scholarly publishing community has role to play in protecting U.S. healthcare workers from...

Medical workers across the country are in dire need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure continuity of care for the mounting number of COVID-19 patients. The scholarly publishing community can help to ameliorate this shortage by distributing the information below to the millions of non-medical professionals that they serve.

F1000 Research Ltd wins European Commission contract to set up an open access publishing...

F1000 Research Ltd is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the contract to set up and manage an open access publishing platform for the European Commission as a service for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries.

PLOS ONE publishes its first Coronavirus-related paper

Open Access and Open Science are critical, especially in times of crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak shows how important it is for medical professionals, scientific experts, and every member of the public to have immediate access to the latest science.

European Commission grants contract for setting up an OA publishing platform

The European Commission has awarded a contract for the setting up of an open access publishing platform for scientific articles as a free service for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries. The launch of the ambitious EU open access initiative is planned for early 2021.

Jisc issues joint statement on access to content in response to COVID-19

Over the last week we have seen publishers, aggregators and suppliers of digital content and software come forward in offering a range of solutions to help institutions maintain their teaching and research activity during this time of crisis. On behalf of our members, we would like to thank you for providing open access to research in support of coronavirus/COVID-19 and putting in place access options that remove limitations on use and users.

Wiley’s COVID-19 Research Freely Available in Publicly Funded Archives

John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, is making all current and future research content and data on the COVID-19 Resource Site available to PubMed Central, the archive of biomedical and life science at the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine.

American Chemical Society signs innovative North American open access agreement with MIT

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries todayannounced a new and innovative agreement, which will advance key elements of open access.

Publishers continue commitment to combating COVID-19 by extending immediate access to resources

Publishers today announced an extended commitment to support the continued global response to the rapid worldwide spread of COVID-19.

Springer Nature achieves new milestone in 2019 in publishing over 100,000 OA articles in...

Last year, Springer Nature published over 100,000 articles immediately OA across its portfolio of c600 OA journals and 2200 hybrid journals. This means that 30% of all Springer Nature articles are published fully OA, further cementing its OA leadership position. Springer Nature has also published over 800,000 articles open access in total – more than any other publisher.