Open Access

SAGE launches portal to streamline open access publishing process

SAGE Publishing announces the launch of a new portal that enables authors, consortia, libraries, and funders to manage the open access publishing workflow. Named the SAGE Open Access Portal, the platform currently supports SAGE Choice, the publisher’s hybrid Open Access (OA) publishing option, for 900+ journals. Later in 2020, it will be extended to support SAGE’s 180+ pure Gold OA journals.

American Chemical Society signs its first North American ‘read and publish’ agreement with Louisiana...

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Louisiana State University (LSU) today announced a transformative open access agreement.

PLOS and the University of California announce open access publishing agreement

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and the University of California (UC) today announced a two-year agreement that will make it easier and more affordable for UC researchers to publish in the nonprofit open access publisher’s suite of journals.

Forschungszentrum Jülich and Frontiers develop world’s largest pure open access framework agreement

A successful outcome has been reached in the negotiations between Forschungszentrum Jülich and leading open access publisher Frontiers. The two partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Forschungszentrum Jülich for a pilot project that will enable researchers to publish in Frontiers’ journals through a simplified publishing process with university libraries managing the publication costs centrally.

De Gruyter and Michigan State University sign “read-and-publish” agreement

Michigan State University (MSU) and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to provide default open access publishing for all articles by MSU authors in De Gruyter journals. Subscription access to the complete De Gruyter eJournal collection is also included.

SAGE signing a transformative agreement with Sweden’s Bibsam Consortium

SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions.

Sciendo highlights coronavirus research on Open Access.

Sciendo has set up a free web resource listing all its coronavirus Open Access articles.

De Gruyter and nine universities in the Netherlands sign read and publish agreement

UKB, the consortium of university libraries in the Netherlands and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to provide default open access publishing in 305 hybrid journals to nine Dutch universities. Subscription access to the complete De Gruyter eJournal collection (347 journals) is also included.

Open Research Library launches, aiming to bring together Open Access content in one platform

Open Access (OA) content on one seamless and easy-to-use platform: that is the goal of the Open Research Library (ORL), which has officially launched today at

Major Boost to Open Access Publishing as Norway Signs New National Agreement

A landmark national agreement has today been signed by the Norwegian Directorate​ for ICT and Joint Services ​in Higher Education & Research​​ (Unit) and the leading open access publisher Frontiers.

Springer Nature and OpenAIRE collaborate to further Open Science

Springer Nature and OpenAIRE have signed an agreement to build an Open Science-driven scholarly communication record that brings research and data closer together

APS’ Read, Publish and Join Offers First-of-Its-Kind Open Access Approach

The American Physiological Society (APS) is proud to announce our new Read, Publish and Join pilot with Iowa State University Library. This innovative custom publishing model is the first of its kind—bundling reading and publishing under an annual fee along with the added bonus of membership for authors who publish with APS.