IOP Publishing (IOPP) has signed its first open access (OA) transformative agreement in Finland. The three year ‘read and publish’ agreement with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) enables the institution’s authors to publish open access in 58 hybrid IOPP and partner journals at no cost to authors at point of publication.
IWA Publishing, the wholly-owned publishing subsidiary of the International Water Association based in London, UK, has successfully transformed its journal portfolio of 10 subscription titles—including the flagship journal Water Science & Technology—to Open Access (OA) from 2021 onwards.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced an agreement for BTAA members to participate in PLOS’ Community Action Publishing (CAP) program. The agreement ensures time to test and evaluate this new community-based model and allows BTAA researchers to publish in PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine without incurring fees.
The C19 Rapid Review Initiative – a large-scale collaboration of organisations across the scholarly publishing industry - has agreed to mandate data deposition across the original group of journals that set up the collaboration (eLife, F1000 Research, Hindawi, PeerJ, PLOS, Royal Society, FAIRsharing, Outbreak Science Rapid PREreview, GigaScience, Life Science Alliance, Ubiquity Press, UCL, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, BMC, RoRi and AfricArXiv).
Jisc and Springer Nature have extended the UK Compact agreement by including the prestigious Academic Journals (AJs) on nature.com which includes some of the world’s most internationally renowned medical titles.
From Covid-19 to engineering the perfect espresso, controversial, important, and unusual research and scholarly editorials from across the sciences, arts, and humanities feature in this year's Altmetric Top 100 list, released today.
The Company of Biologists is delighted to announce a three-year Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the Max Planck Digital Library.
Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has signed an unlimited “read-and-publish” transformative agreement with Rockefeller University Press (RUP) on behalf of the Max Planck Society. The agreement covers Open Access (OA) publishing of articles in RUP’s three hybrid journals: Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) and Journal of General Physiology (JGP).
Springer Nature CEO calls for greater collaboration across the research community to accelerate open...
Frank Vrancken Peeters, Chief Executive Officer of leading OA publisher Springer Nature, will today call for greater partnership within publishing and the wider research community, pointing to the benefits such engagement has delivered over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) expresses strong disappointment with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent decision to finalize a rule changing the nature of the data and scientific information used in rulemaking, “Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information.”
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Hindawi Limited, an innovator in open access (OA) publishing and one of the world's fastest-growing scientific research publishers, for a total purchase price of $298 million.
The Thieme Group has concluded a transformation agreement with ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences, the Forschungszentrum Jülich and eight other specialist libraries. As part of the current agreement, which comes into effect on 1 January 2021, authors of the participating institutions receive the opportunity to publish original papers in four international specialist Thieme journals on an open access basis without additional costs.