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OpenAthens retains contract for NHS in England

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OpenAthens, which is part of Jisc, has announced that its contract to provide secure, single sign-on facilities to NHS staff in England has been renewed.  The National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE), which procures services on behalf of the NHS in England, has renewed the three-year deal following a rigorous selection process.

New partnership with the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution

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Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE), a non-partisan group of practicing ecologists and evolutionary biologists throughout Canada.

IOP Publishing announce Nuclear Fusion will become fully Open Access 

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has announced that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) journal Nuclear Fusion (NF) will become fully open access to reflect the increasing demand for more accessible and open science and funders' mandates requiring authors to publish their work in open access (OA) journals. 

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OpenAthens retains contract for NHS in England

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OpenAthens, which is part of Jisc, has announced that its contract to provide secure, single sign-on facilities to NHS staff in England has been renewed.  The National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE), which procures services on behalf of the NHS in England, has renewed the three-year deal following a rigorous selection process.

OpenAthens announces dedicated customer support team in Singapore

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Single sign-on provider OpenAthens is pleased to announce the recruitment of new support team members based in Singapore. The move comes as a direct result of an upsurge in demand for remote access to research materials in the Asia-Pacific region.

scite partners with Springer Nature for a six-month pilot 

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scite, an award-winning tool that helps students and researchers discover and understand research findings more efficiently through Smart Citations, has partnered with global academic publisher Springer Nature to be listed in the Springer Nature Research Solutions hub for a six-month pilot.

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New report shows publishing in Springer Nature’s fully OA portfolio delivers greater benefits for...

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A comprehensive analysis of Springer Nature’s fully open access (OA) portfolio of over 580 journals released today, shows the tangible impact publishing in these journals is having for its authors and the research communities it serves.  

Clarivate’s Announced Changes Mean Improved Assessment of MDPI’s Journals

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In July, Clarivate announced its upcoming plan to expand the collection of journals that will now receive a journal Impact Factor (IF). Previously, although all journals indexed in Web of Science were given variable citation metrics within Clarivate’s yearly Journal Citation Reports (JCR), only journals indexed within either the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) received IFs.

IOP Publishing announce Nuclear Fusion will become fully Open Access 

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IOP Publishing (IOPP) has announced that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) journal Nuclear Fusion (NF) will become fully open access to reflect the increasing demand for more accessible and open science and funders' mandates requiring authors to publish their work in open access (OA) journals. 

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New partnership with the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution

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Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE), a non-partisan group of practicing ecologists and evolutionary biologists throughout Canada.

Springer Nature expands AI-driven digital editing services to books authors and editors for free

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Springer Nature has today announced a new pilot with American Journal Experts (AJE)* which will see its AI-driven editing services being made available to book authors and editors. It will enable authors to have their manuscripts improved by grammatical errors being corrected as well as improving phrasing and word choice.

Springer Nature welcomes extension of Journal Impact Factors to include arts and humanities titles

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Springer Nature welcomes Clarivate’s decision to include all Web of Science (WoS) humanities, arts and behavioural sciences titles in its Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from 2023. With over 175 years publishing across the humanities and social sciences (HSS), Springer Nature sees this as a positive move in helping to ensure a more equal metric landscape for all high quality journals, regardless of discipline, region, or publication type.

Institutions

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.

Wiley and Italian Consortium Bibliosan announce Open Access agreement

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a new four-year agreement with Bibliosan, a consortium of medical research institutes and hospitals in Italy.  

Institutions partner with ACS to advance first California-wide transformative open access agreement

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Three California consortia, representing nearly 60 academic and research institutions, and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the first-ever California-wide transformative open access agreement. It is also ACS’ first “read and publish” agreement in the U.S. composed of multiple consortia.

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