Scholastica announces its second report on the ‘State of Journal Production and Access’ among...
Scholastica, a leading software solutions provider for academic journals, announced today the release of "The State of Journal Production and Access 2022" report. The report encompasses the results of Scholastica's second global survey of individuals working with scholarly society, university, and research institution publishers that independently manage and produce academic journals about how they currently approach production and content access and what they plan to prioritize in the future.
The Microbiology Society’s founding journal is now fully Open Access – the transformation of...
Publishing advances across the field of microbiology for over 75 years, Microbiology – the Microbiology Society’s founding journal – has now transitioned to fully Open Access (OA). The exciting transformation for this established journal indicates the Society’s commitment to an Open Science future.
Nature announces support for authors from over 70 countries to publish open access
From today, primary research from authors from over 70 countries classified by the World Bank as low-income (LIC) or lower-middle-income economies (LMICs) accepted for publication in either Nature or one of the Nature research journals (e.g. Nature Chemistry, Nature Sustainability) can now be published Gold open access at no cost.
OhioLINK and IOP Publishing sign uncapped transformative agreement
OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has entered into a three-year unlimited transformative agreement with society publisher IOP Publishing (IOPP).
SCELC Consortium and IOP Publishing strengthen their commitment to OA publishing
IOP Publishing (IOPP) has finalised an uncapped transformative agreement (TA) with theStatewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) allowing corresponding authors at subscribing institutions to publish their work open access (OA) at no cost to them. The fees for publishing their work openly will be covered by institutional subscription fees paid by participating academic and research institutions.
JUSTICE Consortium and Taylor & Francis Sign New Open Access Agreement for Japan
The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and Taylor & Francis have announced a new transformative agreement to increase open access (OA) publication of Japanese research.
Nine more institutions to join The Company of Biologists’ Read & Publish Open Access...
Our 2022-2024 Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) continues to be a great success, and we are delighted to announce that the number of institutions participating in 2023 will increase from 11 to 20.
PLOS unveils a new way to measure Open Science practices
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced the release of the first results of a new initiative to measure researchers’ Open Science practices across the published literature, ‘Open Science Indicators’ (OSI). These initial results show increasing prevalence of good practices in research data and code sharing, and increasing use of preprints by researchers.
SAGE Publishing and Council of Australian University Libraries reach new “Read and Publish” agreement
SAGE Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), the negotiating body representing universities in Australia and New Zealand, have announced a new Open Access Agreement which will expand publishing opportunities for ANZ researchers. The three year agreement, which begins on the 1st January 2023 and will last through to the 31st December 2025, provides researchers with...
Building an open future in particle physics publishing
Cambridge University Press has made 21 of its physics titles available as open access books thanks to funding from SCOAP3, a global partnership with a mission to enable barrier-free, equitable open access to research in high‐energy physics. SCOAP3, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, includes more than 3,000 libraries, funding agencies and research centres from 50 countries and intergovernmental organisations.
U.S. Policy Shift to Bolster Open Access Growth
The Biden administration’s decision to drop embargos on publicly funded research will fuel strong open access publishing growth over the next four years—this according to the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information.
Open access policy update: December 2022
UKRI has published updated information to support funded research organisations and researchers to meet its new open access policy. Peer reviewed research articles that acknowledge UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding have been required to comply with UKRI’s open access policy since 1 April 2022.