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Former MDPI CEO Dr. Franck Vazquez joins Frontiers

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Publishing industry veteran and a former chief executive officer of MDPI, Dr. Franck Vazquez, has been appointed to lead Frontiers’ strategic partnerships. Dr. Vazquez will spearhead the direction of Frontiers’ global partnership program, enabling growth into new communities, markets, and regions.

The Association for Computing Machinery signs new transformative open access publishing agreement with the...

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have signed the largest transformational open access (OA) publishing agreement in China to date. As a local third-party representing the specific requirements of ACM and CAS, The Charlesworth Group also helped facilitate this first transformational open access agreement for ACM in China.

Canadian Research Knowledge Network to Manage Central Licensing and Invoicing for Direct to Open...

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The MIT Press and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) announced that CRKN will handle central licensing and invoicing for Direct to Open (D2O) for their member libraries.

University of Iowa is latest institution to expand open access through innovative ‘read and...

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Researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) will soon be able to reach new audiences around the world, thanks to a transformative “read and publish” agreement with the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

IEEE Announces New Pilot Open Access Agreement

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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity and FinELib, a consortium of Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes and public libraries, have entered an Open Access Read and Publish agreement. The full release can be accessed here.

Karger Publishers Advances Open Access with Plan S-Aligned Transformative Journals

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Karger Publishers is adopting the Plan S-aligned ‘Transformative Journal’ model for a growing number of journals, acting on its commitment to accelerate the transition to Open Access (OA). 

Karger Publishers Continues to Strive for Open Science

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Karger Publishers and ChronosHub launch partnership to further support the Open Science movement. The partnership will play a central role in supporting the transition to Open Science for Karger Publishers’ authors and institutional customers through a simplified user experience.

ALPSP Copyright Committee responds to UKRI Open Access Policy

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As an international trade association, ALPSP supports and represents not-for-profit organizations that publish scholarly and professional content, as well as those that work with them.  ALPSP members are very supportive of open access and have already taken and continue to take significant steps to ensure that as much content as possible is published on an open access basis.

2021 Open Access Week Theme to be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building...

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2021 Open Access Week Theme to be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”

The Health Research Alliance and PLOS Announce Essay Challenge Winners

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The Health Research Alliance (HRA) and PLOS are pleased to announce the winners and honorable mentions of the Reimagine Biomedical Research for a Healthier Future Essay Challenge.  The biomedical research enterprise experienced a year of reckoning in 2020.

Frontiers statement on UKRI August 2021

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“UKRI’s announcement that all peer-reviewed research articles resulting from its funding must be universally available on the day of publication is a significant milestone for the open-science movement. This new requirement, which many of us have been supporting for years, stands to benefit people everywhere and attests to the progress and impact of open-access funding mandates, especially Plan S, in recent years.

AIP Publishing and TIB sign three-year Read & Publish agreement

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AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, announced that it has reached a three-year, Read and Publish agreement with the renowned TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology in Hanover, Germany.