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ResearchGate and Maximum Academic Press partner to boost global content accessibility

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ResearchGate, the professional network for worldwide researchers, and Maximum Academic Press (MAP), an academic publisher which has launched 17 journals, have established a content partnership. The goal of the partnership is to boost the visibility and accessibility of gold open access publications, consistent with MAP's mission of publishing high quality open science contents and making them available to scholars worldwide.

PeerJ and the International Association for Biological Oceanography launch first PeerJ Hub.

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PeerJ, the award-winning Open Access publisher, has announced the launch of the IABO Hub on behalf of the International Association for Biological Oceanography in an initial 5 year publishing partnership. The Hub is a community-led scholarly publishing channel for IABO’s members.

Jisc and UCISA agree closer working on key sector challenges 

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Two of the tertiary education sector’s expert bodies in digital technology have formally agreed to work more closely together on a range of strategically important themes.  Following the signing of a three-year memorandum of understanding, which runs until July 2025, Jisc and UCISA will initially deepen collaboration around the following subjects

Digital & Platforms

Wiley announced a new partnership with CiteAb

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We’re excited to announce a new partnership with CiteAb, a search engine that helps scientists identify the best scientific product to use in their research.

Publisher collaboration to showcase research about Artificial Intelligence

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Kudos, the platform for showcasing research, has today announced the launch of a new Showcase and associated outreach campaign to help the public, media, industry, policy makers, educators, and others understand the current and future role and capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. Kudos has set up the Artificial Intelligence Knowledge Cooperative with Impact Science, a part of Cactus Communications (CACTUS).

LibLynx and ChronosHub partner to simplify researcher access to editorial services

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LibLynx and ChronosHub are partnering to simplify access to the ChronosHub platform used by researchers to submit and manage open access publications.

Open Access

PeerJ and the International Association for Biological Oceanography launch first PeerJ Hub.

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PeerJ, the award-winning Open Access publisher, has announced the launch of the IABO Hub on behalf of the International Association for Biological Oceanography in an initial 5 year publishing partnership. The Hub is a community-led scholarly publishing channel for IABO’s members.

PLOS has doubled its non-APC deals since 2020

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As one of the leading voices in enacting transformational change to the Article Processing Charge (APC) business model beginning in February, 2020, PLOS is pleased to announce that as of today, 181 institutions in 26 countries have partnered with us., that’s up from 93 and 6, respectively from last year.

IOP Publishing begins open access agreement with the US consortium VIVA  

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IOP Publishing has reached a transformative agreement with Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA). The unlimited ‘Read and Publish’ agreement will enable VIVA affiliated authors to publish their articles Open Access (OA) in the majority of IOPP’s journal portfolio at no additional cost. 

Editorial

Reviewer Credits, making peer review as part of the academic record, is up to...

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Reviewer Credits (RC), originally founded in Milan by Giacomo Bellani and Robert Fruscio as a spin off company of the University of Milan-Bicocca, is launching with a new team. Experienced entrepreneurs in scholarly publishing around Dr. Sven Fund have taken the helm at RC. Their goal is to make quality assurance through peer review in all scientific fields part of the academic record.

Clarivate Supports Peer Review Week by Raising the Profile of Peer Reviewers

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Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today celebrates Peer Review Week with the announcement of new services for authors to better track their peer review activity. This includes academic publications, citation metrics and journal editing, now all in one place within the newly launched Web of Science™ Researcher Profiles.

IOP Publishing partners with ChronosHub to simplify OA publishing

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) announces today a new collaboration with ChronosHub, a platform that streamlines the open access publishing workflow to unburden researchers. The initial phase of the collaboration includes a free-to-use IOPP branded Journal Finder, which enables authors to easily check if the IOPP journal they have chosen to publish their work in complies with their funder or institutional requirements. 

Institutions

Jisc and UCISA agree closer working on key sector challenges 

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Two of the tertiary education sector’s expert bodies in digital technology have formally agreed to work more closely together on a range of strategically important themes.  Following the signing of a three-year memorandum of understanding, which runs until July 2025, Jisc and UCISA will initially deepen collaboration around the following subjects

Success of transformative agreement between Springer Nature and Projekt DEAL means 2019 partnership extended...

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In 2019 Springer Nature and Germany’s Projekt DEAL signed what was at the time the world's largest, most comprehensive, transformative agreement (TA). Encompassing 2,500 journals with the expectation of enabling 13,000 articles to be published open access (OA) each year, it reflected the commitment of both parties to the principles of open science and advancing the transition to OA.

Coherent Digital reaches major agreement with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

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Over 40 CRL affiliated institutions recently agreed to become founding institutional members of Policy Commons.  This level of financial commitment means that medium-size CRL institutions will receive substantial additional discounts, and Coherent unlocks complimentary access for over 70 small CRL institutions.

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