Open Access

Major milestone reached as Springer Nature publishes one million Open Access articles

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Springer Nature has become the first publisher to immediately publish one million gold open access (OA) primary research and review articles - testament to the company’s long commitment to making research immediately available for all to read, share, use, and reuse to advance discovery.

Direct to Open enables the MIT Press to publish its full list of spring...

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The MIT Press today announced that it has reached the fifty percent threshold for participation in the Direct to Open (D2O) initiative, an innovative sustainable framework for open access monographs. Thanks to the early support of participating institutions, the full list of spring 2022 scholarly monographs and edited collections from the MIT Press will now be published open access. The D2O commitment window has also been extended through June 30, 2022. 

Wiley and Virginia Library Consortium VIVA announce three year open access agreement

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a three year open access agreement with VIVA, a consortium of more than seventy libraries and academic institutions throughout the US state of Virginia, to begin in 2022.

STM welcomes UNESCO recommendation on Open Science

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STM (the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) today welcomed the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( recommendation on Open Science that was adopted at the 41 st session of the organization held in Paris.

Frontiers’ statement on UNESCO Open Science Recommendation

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Frontiers welcomes the news on the unanimous adoption of The UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. Together with UNESCO, we recognize the urgency of addressing complex and interconnected environmental, social and economic challenges facing the world and the vital importance of science, technology and innovation in response to these challenges

IntechOpen expands partnership with Research4Life

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As we continuously work to break down the barriers of access to knowledge and information, we are proud to announce that now our entire catalog of over 5,500 Open Access books will be available through the Research4Life platform. 

Frontiers and University of Southern Denmark form OA publishing agreement

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The University Library of University of Southern Denmark (SDU) supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of this support, SDU has entered an institutional agreement with Frontiers. Under the terms of this agreement, eligible authors from SDU may publish in any Frontiers journal with a 10% discount.

PLOS Achieves Usage Reporting Milestone

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that it is the first wholly Open Access (OA) publisher to deliver Release 5 COUNTER-compliant usage reporting to the library community. This is an important milestone in the development of usage reporting that meets the growing needs of the OA movement.

Central European University Press Enters New Partnership with DeGruyter

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De Gruyter is pleased to announce its global strategic partnership in eBook distribution with Central European University Press (CEUP). De Gruyter will host and distribute the press’s entire publishing portfolio through degruyter.com, close to 500 frontlist, backlist and archive titles. Around 100 previously unavailable archive titles will be digitized as eBooks by De Gruyter.

New research from Springer Nature confirms value in ‘Going for Gold’

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A new white paper published today from Springer Nature builds on the growing body of evidence that shows that Gold open access (OA) is best for authors and researchers.

PLOS Announces New Publishing Agreements with CRL and NERL

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In concert with Open Access Week, the Public Library of Science (PLOS) is pleased to announce an agreement with NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to participate in PLOS’ three innovative publishing models. This three-year agreement provides researchers from NERL and CRL affiliated institutions with unlimited publishing privileges in PLOS journals without incurring fees. NERL and CRL combined have more than 200 Members.

2021 STM Report highlights rapid transformation to Open Access

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STM (the Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) has today published the latest edition of ‘The STM Report’, the organization’s comprehensive overview of the scientific and scholarly publishing market. The revised report, which adopts a new supplement format to be issued in regular thematic updates, reveals significant publisher-driven growth in Open Access (OA) and continued dynamism in the scholarly communication ecosystem.