Forschungszentrum Jülich and Frontiers develop world’s largest pure open access framework agreement

A successful outcome has been reached in the negotiations between Forschungszentrum Jülich and leading open access publisher Frontiers. The two partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Forschungszentrum Jülich for a pilot project that will enable researchers to publish in Frontiers’ journals through a simplified publishing process with university libraries managing the publication costs centrally.

Wiley and FinELib sign transitional agreement continuing expansion in open access

John Wiley & Sons, a global leader in research and education, and FinELib, a Finnish consortium of higher education and research institutions, have announced a new three-year license that combines an open access and subscription agreement effective February 2020.

SAGE signing a transformative agreement with Sweden’s Bibsam Consortium

SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions.

Upcoming 2020 conferences, events and training courses from ALPSP.

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has announced their upcoming 2020 conferences, events and training courses.

De Gruyter and nine universities in the Netherlands sign read and publish agreement

UKB, the consortium of university libraries in the Netherlands and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to provide default open access publishing in 305 hybrid journals to nine Dutch universities. Subscription access to the complete De Gruyter eJournal collection (347 journals) is also included.

Open Research Library launches, aiming to bring together Open Access content in one platform

Open Access (OA) content on one seamless and easy-to-use platform: that is the goal of the Open Research Library (ORL), which has officially launched today at

Major Boost to Open Access Publishing as Norway Signs New National Agreement

A landmark national agreement has today been signed by the Norwegian Directorate​ for ICT and Joint Services ​in Higher Education & Research​​ (Unit) and the leading open access publisher Frontiers.

Elsevier creates free information center to bring together latest clinical research on novel coronavirus...

For the benefit of healthcare professionals, medical researchers and the public, Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Center with free information in English and Mandarin on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

Springer Nature and OpenAIRE collaborate to further Open Science

Springer Nature and OpenAIRE have signed an agreement to build an Open Science-driven scholarly communication record that brings research and data closer together

American Chemical Society names Dr. James Milne head of its Publications Division

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named James Milne, Ph.D., president of the ACS Publications Division. He has served as acting president since September 2019, when Brian Crawford, Ph.D., retired.

Open Access, Open Data Increase Demand for STM

Scientific, technical and medical publishers face upheaval from open access and open data, but this transition represents opportunity in online services, particularly for competitors that can develop broader discovery tools and dynamic content capabilities to win users' loyalty—this according to the most recent report from Simba Information, a leader in media and publishing intelligence.

The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing appoint Professor Qi-Kun Xue as chief scientific...

The Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing appoint Professor Qi-Kun Xue as chief scientific advisor for China. In the newly created role, Professor Xue will support the IOP and IOPP as they continue to strengthen relationships with the scientific community in China.