Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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.

Ex Libris Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Innovative

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries. Innovative will become a business unit within Ex Libris.

New Global Research Report from the Institute for Scientific Information examines impact of multi-authorship...

A new report released today by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate Analytics identifies a growing number of research articles in the Web of Science with 1,000 or more unique authors across more than 100 different countries. Multi-authorship and research analytics examines the effects of complex and hyper-authorship by author, country, and discipline.

Publishers fully committed to Open Access transition

Academic publishers want to make the transition to Open Access (OA) a reality as comprehensively and rapidly as possible and see transformative agreements as vital to this process, according to a new independent report published today.

Oxford University Press announces agreement in principle with Iowa State University for first US...

Oxford University Press is delighted to announce its first Read & Publish deal with a US institution, having reached an agreement in principle with the Iowa State University Library. The parties hope to finalize the details of the agreement by the end of the year.

National license agreement sees Elsevier support France’s open science objectives

Couperin, the French academic consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, has signed a new national license agreement