Open Access

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Open Access Policy Refresh

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cOAlition S acknowledges the Open Access Policy Refresh from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and welcomes its ongoing commitment to work in partnership with other funders to make all research articles open by default.

Understanding the current state of play in Open Education in Europe

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Supported by the European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL), this report draws on a survey conducted between November 2023 and January 2024. SPARC Europe follows the uptake of OE and OER in European Higher Education closely: this is the fourth time that we have conducted such a survey.

The Company of Biologists appoint Suweco as exclusive representative in the Czech Republic, Hungary,...

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We are delighted to announce that we have signed an exclusive agreement with Suweco to represent us in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. With over twenty-five years’ experience of working with publishers, librarians and consortia, Suweco’s expertise and local knowledge will support librarians to enable researchers in the region to publish their work Open Access with our Read & Publish initiative.

SANLiC and Taylor & Francis Announce New Open Access Program for Researchers in South...

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Researchers in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia will be supported to publish open access (OA) articles in over 2,100 journals through a three-year agreement reached by the South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) and Taylor & Francis. Researchers will also benefit from extended journal access and a new publishing training program.

Jisc and Taylor & Francis Agree New Open Research Deal for UK

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Jisc and leading publisher Taylor & Francis have renewed an open research (OR) agreement offering significantly more publishing options for researchers. Building on the previous transformative agreement (TA), which supported thousands of UK researchers to publish open access (OA), the ‘Taylor & Francis Read and Publish 2024-25’ agreement aims to foster OR practices and further increase the impact of UK research, especially in the humanities and social sciences (HSS).

21 De Gruyter journals to be published open access under Subscribe to Open (S2O)...

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De Gruyter is pleased to confirm that 21 De Gruyter journals are publishing this year's volumes in open access via Subscribe to Open. The subscriber threshold for 16 existing Subscribe to Open journals has been reached. Five new journals are being transformed via Subscribe to Open in 2024, in line with the plan to transform about 80 per cent of De Gruyter’s journal portfolio into open access via the Subscribe to Open model by 2028.

IntechOpen Signs Open Access Institutional Agreement with Iowa State University

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IntechOpen signs an institutional agreement with Iowa State University of Science and Technology to support open access and cover open access publishing fees for their faculty.

The Royal Society and DataSeer.ai sign agreement after successful Pilot Program for Open Research...

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The Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, and DataSeer.ai, a leading provider of open science analytics and compliance solutions, proudly announce the signing of a strategic agreement aimed at enhancing open research data compliance in the Royal Society journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Innovative Open Research Publisher PeerJ Joins Taylor & Francis

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Leading research publisher Taylor & Francis has announced the addition of PeerJ, a pioneer in broad-scope open access (OA) journals. PeerJ is best known for its multidisciplinary flagship title PeerJ Life & Environment serving the Biological, Medical and Environmental Sciences and PeerJ Computer Science (covering all areas of computer science, including AI, quantum, and robotics)

Jisc, UK institutions, and Wiley renew open access agreement

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Wiley, a global leader in research and learning, has renewed its “read and publish” transitional agreement (TA) with Jisc, which offers researchers at UK universities open access (OA) publishing in all Wiley journals at no cost to them.

Springer Nature’s Transformative Agreement with Lyrasis Champions Equity

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Springer Nature has reached a new Transformative Agreement (TA) with Lyrasis, a non-profit member organization working globally to serve libraries and other institutions. The four-year deal covers some 120 institutions and includes eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) benefiting from greater access to articles.

The Company of Biologists announce new Read & Publish Open Access agreements with consortia...

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The Company of Biologists is pleased to announce new Read & Publish Open Access agreements with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), Canada and the Digital Resource Acquisition Alliance of Chinese Academic Libraries (DRAA) consortium, China.