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ALPSP launches new support services to meet changing member needs

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Following a difficult year for many organizations operating in the scholarly publishing landscape, ALPSP has responded to its members’ needs by introducing a number of new benefits and support packages to be launched in 2021.

Restructuring at Frankfurter Buchmesse complete

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Streamlined structures at Frankfurter Buchmesse / Planning for 2021 book fair has begun / Feedback from more than 200 customers has been evaluated. The restructuring announced by Frankfurter Buchmesse in November has been completed: corporate structures have been streamlined and the announced reduction in headcount has largely been concluded.

Cambridge University Press and Jisc reach UK-wide flexible open access read and publish agreement

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Cambridge University Press (CUP) and Jisc, the education and research not for profit, have reached a UK-wide open access (OA) agreement that offers a range of flexible Read and Publish options to all UK institutions. Institutions who did not previously take the complete collection, will receive a full upgrade to the complete collection for no additional fee.

APE Conference: program finalized, star-studded cast!

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The program of the upcoming APE 2021 Conference – which is less than a month away – has been finalized and contains a number of highlights.

Emerald Publishing partners with Jisc to combine access to Emerald’s research with a sustainable approach...

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Emerald Publishing and Jisc announce a new agreement that will help authors in humanities and social sciences auto-deposit green open access papers in institutional repositories.

Karger Publishers and PubGrade Enter into Partnership in Digital Advertising

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This fully integrated platform enables Karger Publishers to offer its advertising clients a cutting-edge digital advertising solution applying contextual targeting. Through the partnership with PubGrade, Karger offers companies from the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors an efficient way to reach scientists and healthcare professionals on Karger’s websites.

Simba reports on open access book market in Open Access Book Publishing 2020-2024

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Open Access Book Revenue Fell Pre COVID-19 - Tough Road Ahead as Funding Tightens, Priorities Narrow. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the movement towards open research and open access publishing in scholarly journals, but after shrinking in the pre-COVID-19 period, open access books are not poised to capitalize

Jisc launches next-generation, Plan S-compliant repository

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Jisc, the research and education not-for-profit, is launching a new multi-content repository for storing research data and articles that will make it easier for university staff to manage the administration around open access publishing.

Bloomsbury donates thousands of books to children in time for Christmas

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For the second year in a row, Bloomsbury has launched a Christmas campaign in partnership with the National Literacy Trust Hub in Hastings to donate more than 11,000 books to schoolchildren in Hastings and St Leonards for Christmas.

The State of Open Data 2020 – Global Attitudes towards Open Data

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Today Figshare, the online digital repository for academic research, launched its annual report The State of Open Data 2020. The report is the fifth in the series and is the result of a collaboration between Figshare, Digital Science, Springer Nature and other leading industry and academic representatives.

Shandong University acquires Gale Scholar

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Shandong University is the latest university in China to acquire Gale Scholar, from Gale, a Cengage company, empowering its researchers to make fresh discoveries through digital access to millions of pages from Gale Primary Sources.

UK collaborates with new body to accelerate global open access

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Wellcome and Jisc are among the first organisations supporting the establishment of a new body called Open Access Switchboard.