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SPARC Europe is embarking on a year-long process to create a broader open agenda...

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With 20 years of action in the Open space, SPARC Europe is embarking on a year-long process to create a broader open agenda by connecting Open Science and Open Education. Making this connection has benefits for research, education and society. Through this work, SPARC Europe will help European public universities realise the value of open, equitable and fair access to knowledge for all.

NISO Publishes Recommended Practice for the Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern

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The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced the publication of the Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CREC) Recommended Practice (NISO RP-45-2024). Funding for the CREC Working Group as well as for research at the University of Illinois' Reducing the Inadvertent Spread of Retracted Science (RISRS) project, which aided Working Group deliberations and decisions, was generously provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

RLUK and The National Archives sign collaboration agreement

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RLUK is delighted to have signed a collaboration agreement with The National Archives for the period 2024-2027. The agreement continues our joint work under our previous Memorandum of Understanding, and underlines our shared commitment to cross-sector collaboration, driving innovation and workforce development in our sectors, and exploring new ways to engage audiences with our collections and services.

Digital & Platforms

Altmetric 500 data offers wider insight into research’s most influential articles

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Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, todayannounces an exciting new tranche of data that throws light on how and why research cuts through to society at large – in the shape of the Altmetric 500.

67 Bricks partners with ICLR to integrate Jurisage’s natural language summaries of law reports

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ICLR are enhancing their case law research platform Law Reports with natural language summaries, powered by Canadian law tech developer Jurisage. The new functionality has been seamlessly integrated into ICLR.4 by 67 Bricks, ICLR’S long-standing technology partner.

ResearchGate and World Scientific Publishing announce Journal Home partnership

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ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals, today announced a new partnership to grow readership and authorship, as well as enhance engagement between readers and authors through the ResearchGate platform. 

Open Access

SPARC Europe is embarking on a year-long process to create a broader open agenda...

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With 20 years of action in the Open space, SPARC Europe is embarking on a year-long process to create a broader open agenda by connecting Open Science and Open Education. Making this connection has benefits for research, education and society. Through this work, SPARC Europe will help European public universities realise the value of open, equitable and fair access to knowledge for all.

Transformative Journals: analysis from the 2023 reports

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The Transformative Journal (TJ) model was one of the strategies cOAlition S developed to help subscription publishers transition to full and immediate Open Access (OA) in a defined timeframe. This report looks at the data provided by the participating publishers for the calendar year 2023. 

De Gruyter to make 37 more journals freely available via Subscribe to Open model...

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Among the journals in the DG2O program that will switch to open access in the coming year are particularly renowned titles such as the Historische Zeitschrift, founded in 1859, the Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, first published in 1888, as well as esteemed periodicals committed to critical perspectives on socio-political questions such as Analyse und Kritik (founded in 1979) and feministische studien (founded in 1982).

Editorial

NISO Publishes Recommended Practice for the Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern

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The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced the publication of the Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CREC) Recommended Practice (NISO RP-45-2024). Funding for the CREC Working Group as well as for research at the University of Illinois' Reducing the Inadvertent Spread of Retracted Science (RISRS) project, which aided Working Group deliberations and decisions, was generously provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

ResearchGate and CABI announce Journal Home partnership

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ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and CABI, an international, intergovernmental, not-for-profit scientific research and publishing organisation, today announced a new partnership that will increase the visibility of CABI’s research journals through ResearchGate’s innovative Journal Home offering.

Clarivate Reveals World’s Leading and Trusted Journals with the 2024 Journal Citation Reports 

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Clarivate Plc, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today released the 2024 update to the Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR™). The reports provide an essential and comprehensive resource of high-quality journals, ranked by field to enable academic institutions, researchers and publishers to gauge the significance of journals in the global research landscape.

Institutions

Knowledge Unlatched announces results of 2023 pledging

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Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a Wiley brand, is pleased to share the results of its 2023 pledging round, which ended in December 2023 and saw hundreds of institutions worldwide pledge support for Open Access (OA) book and journal collections offered by KU and its publishing partners.

University of Technology Sydney chooses Figshare to drive the discoverability of non-traditional research outputs

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Figshare, a leading provider of institutional repository infrastructure that supports open research, is pleased to announce that the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has chosen Figshare to support them in sharing, showcasing and managing their research reports and non-traditional research outputs.

Clarivate Partners with EveryLibrary to Support and Nurture Libraries in the U.S. 

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Clarivate Plc, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, today announced a partnership with EveryLibrary, the non-partisan advocacy organization for libraries.

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