Jisc and Springer Nature renew transformational deal securing Open Access for UK higher education

Jisc and Springer Nature renew transformational deal securing Open Access for UK higher education

Jisc and academic publisher Springer Nature have agreed a further ‘read and publish’ agreement that meets the aims of Plan S and offers researchers a funder compliant route to publishing in hybrid journals. Plan S requires that, from next year, scientific publications funded by public grants must be published in Open Access journals or platforms.

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De Gruyter flips top mathematics journal to open access

De Gruyter flips top mathematics journal to open access

De Gruyter’s Advances in Nonlinear Analysis (ANA) is one of ten journals recently transformed from the subscription model to open access. ANA is one of the top journals in mathematics (2017 ISI Impact Factor 4.674, ranking second in applied mathematics and third in the entire discipline), which publishes high-quality research articles in the areas of nonlinear analysis and partial differential equations, and on their numerous applications in science and technology.

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Physics societies warn of ‘irrecoverable damage’ from European open-access plan

Physics societies warn of ‘irrecoverable damage’ from European open-access plan

The European Physical Society (EPS) has warned that a major open-access initiative in Europe could cause “irrecoverable damage” if it is implemented too quickly. In a statement, the EPS says that while it welcomes the proposal – known as Plan S — as a “medium to long-term vision”, its proponents must get more support by engaging further with the scientific community.

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