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Open access popular with researchers but full potential remains untapped, says new global study

Researchers are in favor of widening access to research but remain largely unaware of initiatives and services that have been established to encourage growth of open access (OA).

IntechOpen books in the Directory of Open Access Books

IntechOpen has added a first batch of around 2,000 of our 4,300 titles to the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). The directory enables the search and discovery of Open Access books, increasing visibility for authors and helping their books reach a broader audience.

The IET launches new open access journal on quantum communication​

The IET has launched a call for papers for a new gold open access journal in the field of quantum wireless communication. IET Quantum Communication will publish novel research and original survey articles focusing on the application of quantum information science to provide the security and infrastructure for future communication networks.

IntechOpen joins Research4Life as a publisher partner

As part of our journey to democratise knowledge, IntechOpen has joined Research4Life, the public-private partnership that aims to reduce the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world.

Jisc secures two-year pilot transitional open access agreement with Microbiology Society

Not-for-profit Jisc and the Microbiology Society are pleased to announce a two-year pilot transitional open access (OA) agreement. The ’Publish and Read’ deal will allow researchers at participating institutions to publish an unlimited number of open-access articles, as well as access to the society’s full portfolio in return for a cost neutral fixed fee.

ScienceOpen’s now includes books and book chapters in its discovery environment!

The academic research network ScienceOpen now adds books and book chapters to give users a richer discovery experience and to provide publishers and their authors with increased visibility and a new sales channel.

First large-scale survey on grant peer review published by Publons

The first large-scale survey on competitive research grant peer review, Grant Review in Focus, is published today by Publons, part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics company).

ScienceOpen partners with university presses from Vilnius and Liverpool to support university publishing

ScienceOpen is pleased to announce that Vilnius University Press (VUP) and Liverpool University Press (LUP) have joined ScienceOpen in a partnership that integrates new collections in humanities, social and life sciences on the platform.

Discover how European funders are approaching Open policy and practices in new report

A report that reveals the Open Access and Open Science policies, incentives and practices of European funders is being released today. Based on a survey conducted in late spring, the report is a first of its kind to examine what key international funding bodies (international and national funding bodies, major charities and foundations, national academics and key research performing organisations) are doing to incentivise openness to the work they help fund.

BMJ launches new open access journal on complex healthcare interventions

Leading healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has added a new title to its expanding portfolio of more than 70 specialist journals, with the launch of BMJ Surgery Interventions & Health Technologies, or BMJ SIT for short.

Yale University and Frontiers form open access publishing agreement

Yale University supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of this support, Yale University Library has entered an institutional agreement with Frontiers. Under the terms of this agreement, Yale-affiliated corresponding authors will benefit from a 15% membership discount on article processing charges (APCs) when publishing in any of Frontiers’ open access journals, irrespective of what fund covers the APC.

Independent report and transformative agreement toolkit launched to support Learned Society publishers’ transition to...

The report and toolkit are designed to help support learned society publishers to accelerate their transition to Open Access (OA), and enter into transformative agreements that unlock a multi-year transitional pathway compliant with Plan S for hybrid OA titles. Plan S, an initiative of international funders and charitable foundations called cOAlition S, seeks to move to a world where all research findings are made immediately available to all.