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.

Strategic collaboration agreement signed between ScienceOpen and Pensoft

The research discovery platform ScienceOpen and Pensoft Publishers have entered into a strategic collaboration partnership with the aim of strengthening the companies’ identities as the leaders of innovative content dissemination.

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

IWA Publishing Announces ‘Read & Publish’ Deal with Jisc

IWA Publishing has signed a two-year pilot Read & Publish agreement with Jisc granting participating institutions full access to IWA Publishing journals and unlimited Open Access publication from 2020.

Addendum to the cOAlition S Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S

cOAlition S endorse a number of strategies to encourage subscription publishers to transition to Open Access. These approaches are referred to as ’transformative arrangements’ and include transformative agreements, transformative model agreements and transformative journals

The Company of Biologists and Jisc are excited to announce a two-year pilot transitional...

The Company of Biologists and Jisc are excited to announce a two-year pilot transitional open access (OA) agreement from January 2020.

Göttingen and De Gruyter in open access book transformation project for the Humanities

De Gruyter and a consortium led by the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) have launched a project to transform Humanities titles into open access books by providing consortial financing for selected De Gruyter frontlist titles.

A View of Plan S from the International Alliance of Research Library Associations

The member organisations of IARLA — LIBER, ARL, CARL, CAUL and RLUK — welcome moves towards an open access environment for journal articles and aligned funder policies to achieve this. We are therefore supportive of the overall objectives of Plan S as published by cOAlition S.

Knowledge Unlatched and ScienceOpen cooperate for better Open Access Analytics

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for Open Access (OA) financing models and ScienceOpen, a freely accessible discovery network, cooperate to provide better reading analytics for books and journals funded through KU.

Emerald Publishing marks United Nations Day with APC waiver for SDG research

In celebration of United Nations Day 2019, Emerald Publishing has pledged to make ‘open’ accessible to all by covering the Article Processing Charge (APC) for a limited number of pieces of research.

The State of Open Data 2019 – Global Attitudes towards Open Data -Majority of...

Today Figshare, the online digital repository for academic research, launched its annual report The State of Open Data 2019, to coincide with global celebrations around Open Access Week. The report is the fourth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts, as well as a foreword from Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services).