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First large-scale survey on grant peer review published by Publons

The first large-scale survey on competitive research grant peer review, Grant Review in Focus, is published today by Publons, part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics company).

ScienceOpen partners with university presses from Vilnius and Liverpool to support university publishing

ScienceOpen is pleased to announce that Vilnius University Press (VUP) and Liverpool University Press (LUP) have joined ScienceOpen in a partnership that integrates new collections in humanities, social and life sciences on the platform.

Discover how European funders are approaching Open policy and practices in new report

A report that reveals the Open Access and Open Science policies, incentives and practices of European funders is being released today. Based on a survey conducted in late spring, the report is a first of its kind to examine what key international funding bodies (international and national funding bodies, major charities and foundations, national academics and key research performing organisations) are doing to incentivise openness to the work they help fund.

BMJ launches new open access journal on complex healthcare interventions

Leading healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has added a new title to its expanding portfolio of more than 70 specialist journals, with the launch of BMJ Surgery Interventions & Health Technologies, or BMJ SIT for short.

Yale University and Frontiers form open access publishing agreement

Yale University supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of this support, Yale University Library has entered an institutional agreement with Frontiers. Under the terms of this agreement, Yale-affiliated corresponding authors will benefit from a 15% membership discount on article processing charges (APCs) when publishing in any of Frontiers’ open access journals, irrespective of what fund covers the APC.

Independent report and transformative agreement toolkit launched to support Learned Society publishers’ transition to...

The report and toolkit are designed to help support learned society publishers to accelerate their transition to Open Access (OA), and enter into transformative agreements that unlock a multi-year transitional pathway compliant with Plan S for hybrid OA titles. Plan S, an initiative of international funders and charitable foundations called cOAlition S, seeks to move to a world where all research findings are made immediately available to all.

Berghahn to pilot the move of 13 anthropology journals to Subscribe-to-Open

Berghahn Books, the social sciences publisher based in Brooklyn, NY and Oxford, U.K., has announced a pilot to move 13 of the anthropology journals it publishes to Open Access (OA) from 2020 onwards.

Brill Publishes High-Impact Titles in Open Access through Knowledge Unlatched

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce the release of 11 books in Open Access in its most recent collaboration with library crowdsourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched.

wbv Media is paving the way for Open Access in the field of education...

wbv Publikation – a division of wbv Media GmbH & Co. KG – is launching, together with the National Open Access Kontaktpunkt OA2020-DE, the project "OPEN Library Erwachsenbildung, Berufs und Wirtschaftspädagogik".

LibLynx & PSI partner on real-time Open Access Usage Reporting

LibLynx and PSI partner to deliver real time usage metrics to organisations wanting to learn who is accessing their Open Access (OA) content. As the volume of OA content increases, it’s becoming increasingly crucial for OA publishers to know who is reading their content and where that readership is based, especially when developing new transformative deals and providing metrics to funders.

ScienceOpen and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers partnership highlights orthopaedics research

ScienceOpen and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers are pleased to announce a partnership that integrates six orthopedics journals published by Jaypee in the ScienceOpen research discovery environment in the form of a featured collection.

Cambridge University Press reaches transformative Open Access agreement with King Abdullah University of Science...

Cambridge University Press has signed a transformative Open Access agreement with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.