Open Access

New Springer Nature Transformative Agreements Widen Global Impact of U.S. Research

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Springer Nature has reached new Transformative Agreements (TAs) with VIVA – Virginia’s academic library consortium – and OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, that will boost open science, increase coverage for underserved researchers, break down barriers to access for funding, and broaden the reach and support for open access (OA) publishing in the United States.

All journals open access in 2024 following successful Subscribe To Open round

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EMS Press is delighted to announce that all 22 journals in its Subscribe To Open (S2O) programme will be published as open access for the 2024 subscription period. This means that for the first time the Press’s annual journal output will be entirely open access, with a blend of S2O and Diamond publications. 

RSC signs new open access scheme with 77 German institutions

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The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library, which is the German national library for science and technology, have signed a new open access ‘Platinum model’ agreement. The four-year deal provides unlimited RSC publishing services – including submission, peer-review, hosting, indexing and promotion – to authors and readers at 77 German research institutions without charge.

The Company of Biologists renews Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the Max...

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The agreement will run from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2026, and corresponding authors at Max Planck Society’s 86 institutes can continue to publish research articles immediately Open Access (OA) in our hybrid journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology) and our fully Open Access journals (Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open) without paying an article processing charge (APC).

Wiley and Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries Sign Agreement to Publish More Open Access Research

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Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a global leader in research and learning, today announced a new 5-year open access agreement with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University, beginning on January 1, 2024.  

Impact Boost for Mahidol University Research Through New Taylor & Francis Open Access Agreement

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Researchers at Mahidol University in Thailand will be supported to publish open access (OA) journal articles through a new ‘read & publish’ partnership with Taylor & Francis. The three-year deal is Taylor & Francis’ first transformative agreement in Southeast Asia.

Springer Nature’s flexible approach to Transformative Agreements continues to drive global open access growth

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Springer Nature has agreed a Transformative Agreement (TA) with the National Academic Network and Information Centre (TÜBITAK ULAKBIM). With over 2,400 open access (OA) articles published a year, it will be Turkey’s largest TA, significantly increasing scientific research and OA opportunities for the country’s researchers.

Springer Nature expands Transformative Agreements with Japanese universities driving further transition to Open Access

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Expansion of pilot transformative agreements with the Research Universities Consortium and launch of a new transformative agreement model in Japan will see more than double the number of articles published open access in 2024.

Understanding key concepts in the UKRI open access policy

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Jisc is supporting higher education with the transition to open access through the negotiation of a range of transitional (transformative) and open access agreements which enable UK research output to be published open access in accordance with UK funder policies, such as UKRI.

California Universities Partner with Wiley on Landmark Open Access Agreement

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The 10-campus University of California system and 48 private and public academic and research institutions represented by the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) have reached a new open access agreement with Wiley, one of the world's largest publishers.

MDPI and TU Delft Adopting Flat Fee Model in Extended Partnership 

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MDPI, the no. 1 scholarly open access publisher, is pleased to announce a renewed three-year partnership with Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The agreement features a fixed lump-sum fee covering publishing for the entire duration, from 2024 through 2026. 

IOP Publishing expands open access in Asia Pacific region with its first Read and...

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has secured its first ‘Read and Publish’ transformative agreement in Taiwan, demonstrating its dedication to expanding open access (OA) to research in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and at scale globally.