American Chemical Society announces the launch of JACS Au, a new fully open access...

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announces the launch of its newest open access journal, JACS Au. The journal (pronounced “JACS Gold”) represents a bold new step toward open science for the global chemistry community.

Cambridge University Press reaches transformative Open Access agreement with the Spanish National Research Council...

Cambridge University Press has reached a transformative Open Access agreement with the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). 

Recommendations for transparent communication of Open Access prices and services

An independent report published today by Information Power aims to improve the transparency of Open Access (OA) prices and services. The report is the outcome of a project funded by Wellcome and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on behalf of cOAlition S to inform the development of Plan S.

Springer Nature And Germany’s Projekt Deal Finalise World’s Largest Transformative Open Access Agreement

Springer Nature and MPDL Services GmbH on behalf of Projekt DEAL today announce that the formal contract for the world’s largest transformative Open Access (OA) agreement to date has been signed.

SPARC Statement on Rumored New White House Open Access Policy

ollowing is a statement by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), on press reports of an impending new White House Open Access Policy.

Wiley and Bibsam sign open access agreement to include 45 Swedish Institutions

John Wiley & Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, and Bibsam, a consortium of 85 higher education and research institutions, announced a combined open access and subscription agreement that will take effect January 1, 2020.

Alternative conditions needed in order for cOAlition S’s proposal for Transformative Journals to succeed

As the largest OA publisher, and the publisher that first floated the idea of Transformative Journals, Springer Nature is appealing to cOAlition S in an open letter (attached) to not lose the opportunity Transformative Journals offer to speed up the transition to OA. Unless changes are made to the conditions being proposed the publisher believes it would be unable to commit to its journals participating.

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.