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ResearchGate and EDP Sciences announce content partnership

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ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and EDP Sciences, an international academic publisher specializing in scientific, technical, and medical disciplines, today announced a content syndication partnership that will see the addition of content from over 30 open access (OA) journals to ResearchGate.

IEEE and CRUI Sign Three-Year Transformative Agreement to AccelerateOpen Access Publishing in Italy

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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has reached an unlimited read and publish open access agreement with the Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane (CRUI), the association of state and non-state Italian universities, to support authors who choose to publish open access.

WVU Libraries signs agreement to support researchers publishing Open Access

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In July, West Virginia University Libraries began a partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLOS) to provide researchers with the opportunity to publish, free of...

cOAlition S applauds the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy’s OA policy...

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cOAlition S – an international consortium of research funding and performing organisations working to deliver full and immediate Open Access – welcomes the announcement from the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy mandating that all federally funded research results should be made immediately available and in ways which allow others to build upon and reuse them.

Publisher announces fourth transformative agreement for its flagship Nature titles

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Springer Nature and the FinELIB consortium have agreed a three year open access (OA) deal for the publishers’ flagship titleNature and the Nature research journals. This marks the latest transformative agreement (TA)  for the publisher’s highly selective titles following agreements with Bibsam, CDL and MPDL.

Frontiers’ reaction to White House’s new policy to drop paywalls around publicly funded research

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On 25 August 2022, the White House unveiled a new policy to end the paywalls surrounding federally funded scientific research in the United States. The Office of Science and Technology Policy announced ground-breaking new guidance to remove any “delay or barrier between the American public and the returns on their investments in research.” When implemented, it will make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the public at no cost.

OSTP Issues Guidance to Make Federally Funded Research Freely Available Without Delay

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Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated U.S. policy guidance to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the American public at no cost. In a memorandum to federal departments and agencies, Dr. Alondra Nelson, the head of OSTP, delivered guidance for agencies to update their public access policies as soon as possible to make publications and research funded by taxpayers publicly accessible, without an embargo or cost.

Taylor & Francis enters its first transformative agreement in the western U.S. with Montana...

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Making the deal the first of its kind for Taylor & Francis in the western United States, the academic publisher announced today that it recently signed a three-year transformative agreement with Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, Montana.

Jisc and American Psychological Association sign agreement to support open access publishing of UK...

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The American Psychological Association has signed an agreement with Jisc offering participating UK authors capped open access publishing in its journals. Anna Vernon, Jisc’s head of portfolio, content licensing, said the agreement is the result of careful review and deliberations with its members and APA.

New report shows publishing in Springer Nature’s fully OA portfolio delivers greater benefits for...

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A comprehensive analysis of Springer Nature’s fully open access (OA) portfolio of over 580 journals released today, shows the tangible impact publishing in these journals is having for its authors and the research communities it serves.  

Clarivate’s Announced Changes Mean Improved Assessment of MDPI’s Journals

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In July, Clarivate announced its upcoming plan to expand the collection of journals that will now receive a journal Impact Factor (IF). Previously, although all journals indexed in Web of Science were given variable citation metrics within Clarivate’s yearly Journal Citation Reports (JCR), only journals indexed within either the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) received IFs.

IOP Publishing announce Nuclear Fusion will become fully Open Access 

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has announced that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) journal Nuclear Fusion (NF) will become fully open access to reflect the increasing demand for more accessible and open science and funders' mandates requiring authors to publish their work in open access (OA) journals.