Open Access

Elsevier Expands Open Access Options for Cell Press Journals from January 2021

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Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today announced that the Cell Press portfolio of journals will be expanding open access publishing options for authors from 1 January 2021.

Emerald Publishing partners with Jisc to combine access to Emerald’s research with a sustainable approach...

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Emerald Publishing and Jisc announce a new agreement that will help authors in humanities and social sciences auto-deposit green open access papers in institutional repositories.

PLOS announces two new peer-reviewed article types for PLOS ONE

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and protocols.io today announced an exciting extension to their partnership to support increased sharing of open research methodologies. In early 2021 PLOS is launching two new peer-reviewed article types in PLOS ONE: Lab Protocols and Study Protocols.

Simba reports on open access book market in Open Access Book Publishing 2020-2024

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Open Access Book Revenue Fell Pre COVID-19 - Tough Road Ahead as Funding Tightens, Priorities Narrow. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the movement towards open research and open access publishing in scholarly journals, but after shrinking in the pre-COVID-19 period, open access books are not poised to capitalize

Jisc launches next-generation, Plan S-compliant repository

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Jisc, the research and education not-for-profit, is launching a new multi-content repository for storing research data and articles that will make it easier for university staff to manage the administration around open access publishing.

UK collaborates with new body to accelerate global open access

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Wellcome and Jisc are among the first organisations supporting the establishment of a new body called Open Access Switchboard.

Gold Open Access research has greater societal impact as used more outside of academia

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Joint study by Springer Nature, the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the Dutch University Libraries and the National Library consortium (UKB), tracks wider impact of SDG related content when published Gold OA

IOP Publishing signs transformative agreement with the Polish Academic Consortium

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has signed a new open access (OA) transformative agreement with the Polish Academic Consortium.

Jisc and EDP Sciences conclude a ‘Flexible Maths Journals Agreement 2021-2023’

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The agreement offers Jisc members a special rate and the chance to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to open access by supporting ‘Subscribe to Open’ journals

New agreement: All participating Jisc member articles published with De Gruyter to be open...

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Jisc Collections and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to provide default open access publishing in De Gruyter journals for all authors at participating institutions, as well as subscription access to the complete De Gruyter eJournal collection.

OASPA founds new organisation with future-proof governance and funding structure for the OA Switchboard

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OASPA today announces the founding of a new neutral, independent intermediary to enable shared infrastructure and bring transparency, efficiency and cost effectiveness to the open access ecosystem.

Central European University Press Announces Innovative Open Access Funding Model

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The Central European University Press (CEUP) announces that it is transitioning to an open access (OA) monograph programme through its new library subscription membership initiative, Opening the Future. The Press will provide access to portions of their highly-regarded backlist and use the revenue from members’ subscriptions to allow the frontlist to be OA from the date of publication.