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Frontiers – It is not transformation if nothing changes

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The substantial benefits of open access (OA) publishing are within our reach, but legacy publishers are employing commercial tactics to delay the necessary transition.

Clarivate statement on OCLC lawsuit

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Clarivate is disappointed to report that the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) has filed a lawsuit against Clarivate PLC and subsidiaries, including Ex Libris, and ProQuest in connection with our development plans to create a free and open community peer-to-peer sharing platform for metadata created and owned by libraries.

OASPA Announces Launch of New Supporter Membership Category

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Today OASPA launches a new way to advance open scholarship: Supporter Membership. In commitment to its mission goal to convene community stakeholders to share experiences, discuss problems and identify opportunities in the advancement of open access; and in recognition of the diversity of stakeholders invested in open access, OASPA has launched this new membership category. 

Emerald Publishing acquired by Cambridge Information Group (CIG)

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Emerald Group, a global academic and social science publishing house and corporate learning business, has been acquired by a family-owned investment firm based in New York.

Frontiers is the first publisher to sign ‘Stick to Science’ initiative   

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Initiated by Universities UK, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), public research university ETH Zurich, the ETH Board, Wellcome and The Royal Society, the ‘Stick to Science’ campaign calls for an open, inclusive, and collaborative research and innovation landscape in Europe that is free from political barriers.

Elsevier Closes Interfolio Acquisition

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Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, has closed the acquisition of Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education, headquartered in Washington DC, US.

Make research integrity training mandatory say 73% of Australian researchers in first national survey

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Springer Nature and the Australian Academy of Science release first national survey on attitudes towards research integrity in Australia. The results of the first national survey to investigate research integrity in Australia, a collaboration between the Australian Academy of Science and publisher Springer Nature, indicate broad support for mandatory research integrity training.

Nature Masterclasses Online training made free to access for researchers in lower income countries

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Springer Nature has made Nature Masterclasses’ on-demand online training content free to access for researchers in lower income countries through Research4Life. Nature Masterclasses offers highly targeted courses designed to enhance the skills and boost the confidence of early career researchers, with over 60,000 researchers globally having benefited from the platform to date.

Clarivate Annual Sustainability Report Highlights 2021 Milestones, Establishes Sustainability as Strategic Business Imperative

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Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today published its second annual sustainability report. The interactive report outlines the progress Clarivate made in 2021 in the areas of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), and presents ambitious long-term goals for the business.

Plan S Journal Comparison Service is now open for publishers to register and deposit...

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cOAlition S is excited to release today the Journal Comparison Service (JCS), a secure, free and long-anticipated digital service, that aims to shed light on publishing fees and services.

OA content up 40% across Springer Nature’s Transformative Journals

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Data released today shows that in 2021 Springer Nature’s Transformative Journals (TJs) published 40% more gold open access (OA) research articles than in 2020. 730 Springer Nature journals also met cOAlition S’s challenging TJ requirement targets, meaning that more Springer Nature titles achieved the required metrics than those from all other TJ publishers put together.

De Gruyter and Jisc Collections sign scholarly monographs Purchase-to-Open agreement

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Jisc Collections and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to publish up to 30 eBooks in immediate Gold Open Access, crowdfunded by participating libraries.