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The National Open Access Agreement in France judged “a real success” as key targets...

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The partners involved in the “Accord national open access en France” (National Open Access Agreement in France) are pleased to announce that the agreement is exceeding their expectations when judged against key targets.

eLife and Stencila announce roadmap for bringing reproducible publishing to more authors

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eLife, in collaboration with Stencila, is pleased to announce today the next phase of development for the Executable Research Article (ERA), bringing computationally reproducible research papers to more authors and publishers.

The MIT Press Launches Direct to Open

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The MIT Press has announced the launch of Direct to Open (D2O). A first-of-its-kind sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model.

New open access journal Biophysical Reports invites submissions

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Biophysical Reports, the new fully Gold Open Access journal offered by the Biophysical Society (BPS), is now accepting submissions. The newest addition to the BPS’s family of journals will feature short contributions (Letters and Reports) with rapid turnarounds as well as Research Articles and Reviews.

Oxford University Press and Jisc agree transformative read and publish deal

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Oxford University Press (OUP) and Jisc, the education and research not-for-profit, have reached a comprehensive ‘Read and Publish’ agreement. The new agreement will provide UK universities with access to OUP’s prestigious journal collection and will allow authors at participating institutions to publish 100% of their original research open access in OUP’s hybrid and fully open access journals.

Springer Nature continues to drive open access transition in Europe

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Springer Nature has signed its first transformative agreement (TA) with CRUI-CARE (Conferenza dei Rettori delle Universita Italiane), the association of Italian state and non-state universities which acts on behalf of over 90 Italian academic and research institutions.

SAGE and German Academic Institutions Launch Transformative Agreement to Strengthen Open Access Publishing for...

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SAGE Publishing and German Academic Institutions have entered into a new transformative agreement to secure open access publishing rights for affiliated German researchers.

Knowledge Unlatched is launching its 8th pledging round in 2021

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Knowledge Unlatched is launching its eight pledging round in 202 - Making Open Access Work in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) - KU is now inviting publishers to participate by submitting their titles for pledging.

BMJ and Jisc collaborate to support open access publishing across the UK

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Healthcare knowledge provider, BMJ, and not for profit technology provider for research and education, Jisc, have agreed a ‘publish and read’ pilot as part of their commitment to help promote knowledge and speed up discoveries to improve healthcare across the UK.

Covid-19 drives surge in open-access publishing

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Wellcome Open Research is now the single most used venue for Wellcome-funded researchers to publish their research findings. This has been achieved after only four years since the Platform’s conception.

Knowledge Unlatched announces the results of 2020 pledging, plans to unlatch hundreds of titles...

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Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for Open Access (OA) financing models, is pleased to announce the results of 2020 pledging round, which ended in December 2020 and once again saw hundreds of libraries worldwide pledge support for OA book and journal initiatives offered by KU and its partners.

ACS and Tulane University sign agreement to expand open access publishing

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In one of the first partnerships of its kind in the U.S., the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and Tulane University in New Orleans have entered into a transformative “read and publish” agreement.