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ACS inks ‘read and publish’ agreements with German consortia

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The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) proudly announces two new “read and publish” agreements with the Helmholtz and Niedersachsen consortia in Germany, effective January 2023. The agreements — ACS Publications’ first transformative agreements with German consortia in almost three years

Elsevier and CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan partner to support open access...

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Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and the CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan (CONCERT) – the negotiating body representing universities in Taiwan

Wiley’s First Open Access Agreement in Hong Kong Promotes Research Accessibility

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Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in research and education, today announced a new open access agreement with Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) in Hong Kong, starting January 1, 2023.  

OASPA Announces Launch of Publication Checklist for Publishers on Implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on...

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We are delighted to announce the publication by UNESCO of the Checklist for open access publishers on implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. This is a jointly developed final document by OASPA and UNESCO. The Guidelines form part of the UNESCO Open Science Toolkit. 

PLOS Announces New Publishing Agreement with German Consortium

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is pleased to announce a consortium agreement with Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) that allows member institutions to participate in PLOS’ three innovative publishing models. This two-year agreement provides researchers affiliated with consortium members with unlimited publishing privileges in PLOS journals without them having to cover fees themselves.

Scholastica announces its second report on the ‘State of Journal Production and Access’ among...

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Scholastica, a leading software solutions provider for academic journals, announced today the release of "The State of Journal Production and Access 2022" report. The report encompasses the results of Scholastica's second global survey of individuals working with scholarly society, university, and research institution publishers that independently manage and produce academic journals about how they currently approach production and content access and what they plan to prioritize in the future.

The Microbiology Society’s founding journal is now fully Open Access – the transformation of...

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Publishing advances across the field of microbiology for over 75 years, Microbiology – the Microbiology Society’s founding journal – has now transitioned to fully Open Access (OA). The exciting transformation for this established journal indicates the Society’s commitment to an Open Science future.  

Nature announces support for authors from over 70 countries to publish open access

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From today, primary research from authors from over 70 countries classified by the World Bank as low-income (LIC) or lower-middle-income economies (LMICs) accepted for publication in either Nature or one of the Nature research journals (e.g. Nature Chemistry, Nature Sustainability) can now be published Gold open access at no cost.

OhioLINK and IOP Publishing sign uncapped transformative agreement

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OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has entered into a three-year unlimited transformative agreement with society publisher IOP Publishing (IOPP).  

SCELC Consortium and IOP Publishing strengthen their commitment to OA publishing

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has finalised an uncapped  transformative agreement (TA) with theStatewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) allowing corresponding authors at subscribing institutions to publish their work open access (OA) at no cost to them. The fees for publishing their work openly will be covered by institutional subscription fees paid by participating academic and research institutions.

JUSTICE Consortium and Taylor & Francis Sign New Open Access Agreement for Japan

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The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and Taylor & Francis have announced a new transformative agreement to increase open access (OA) publication of Japanese research.

Nine more institutions to join The Company of Biologists’ Read & Publish Open Access...

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Our 2022-2024 Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) continues to be a great success, and we are delighted to announce that the number of institutions participating in 2023 will increase from 11 to 20.