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MDPI Sets a New Benchmark for Publishing Excellence

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MDPI, the leading open access (OA) publisher, proudly announces the release of its 2023 Annual Report, detailing remarkable achievements and reaffirming its leadership in advancing OA publishing. In 2023, MDPI received 655,065 submissions, of which 285,244 articles were published. The company now commands a 17% market share in gold open access articles, with a median publication time of six weeks.

​Latest Elsevier Gender Equality Study Reveals 20 Years Of Progress, But Challenges Remain For...

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Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and analytics with a long-standing commitment to advancing inclusion in research and health, has released its latest report analyzing gender equality in research. Progress Towards Gender Equality in Research & Innovation – 2024 Review examines inclusion and diversity in career cohorts across intersecting disciplines and geographies, tracking multiple indicators over 20 years.

JMIR Publications and Swedish Consortium Bibsam Join Forces in a Landmark Agreement to Advance...

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Open access publisher JMIR Publications, in partnership with Sweden's academic consortium Bibsam, with sales support by Accucoms, recently announced a landmark national agreement to eliminate the burden of article processing charges (APCs) for researchers in Sweden.

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Springer Nature makes open research easier for authors via simplified protocols offering

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Following the acquisition of protocols.io in 2023, Springer Nature has today announced the migration of all protocols currently hosted on Protocols Exchange to the innovative platform, making protocols.io the home for the  publishers’  fully open protocols. Springer Nature hosts the world’s largest collection of protocols of biomedical and life sciences protocols covering over 155,000  protocols & methods. 

Springer Nature unveils two new AI tools to protect research integrity

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Increased instances of fraudulent research are affecting the academic publishing community. Following successful pilots, Springer Nature is rolling out two new bespoke AI tools to support the identification of papers that contain AI-generated fake content and / or problematic images - two indicators of research integrity issues.

CCC Helps Establish Leiden Institute for FAIR and Equitable Science (LIFES) as a Founding...

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CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced its collaboration with key industry stakeholders to launch the Leiden Institute for FAIR and Equitable Science (LIFES). In recognition of the challenges that exist with data reuse within the global research community, LIFES is a joint effort by an international public-private partnership of eleven academic and private organizations to build a wide and diverse network of public and private members that want to incorporate FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and equitable data reuse within their organizations.

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JMIR Publications and Swedish Consortium Bibsam Join Forces in a Landmark Agreement to Advance...

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Open access publisher JMIR Publications, in partnership with Sweden's academic consortium Bibsam, with sales support by Accucoms, recently announced a landmark national agreement to eliminate the burden of article processing charges (APCs) for researchers in Sweden.

BMJ expands its open access offering globally with new partnerships

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Leading global healthcare knowledge provider, BMJ, continues to expand its open access (OA) footprint worldwide through new Read and Publish (R&P) agreements. These partnerships signify ongoing efforts to enhance access to cutting-edge research and promote knowledge sharing for the global research community.

42 institutions in Greece now covered by ACS read and publish agreement

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Authors at 42 members of the HEAL-Link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link) consortia can now publish their research open access at no cost to them in any of ACS’ premier chemistry journals.

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MDPI Sets a New Benchmark for Publishing Excellence

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MDPI, the leading open access (OA) publisher, proudly announces the release of its 2023 Annual Report, detailing remarkable achievements and reaffirming its leadership in advancing OA publishing. In 2023, MDPI received 655,065 submissions, of which 285,244 articles were published. The company now commands a 17% market share in gold open access articles, with a median publication time of six weeks.

Wolters Kluwer announces institutional availability of NEJM AI on Ovid

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New England Journal of Medicine publisher’s newest title is dedicated to responsible AI in healthcare, available to institutions globally via Wolters Kluwer’s Ovid research...

NISO’s Draft Revision of the Journal Article Version (JAV) Recommended Practice Now Open for...

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The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced today that its draft revision of the Journal Article Version (JAV) Recommended Practice is open for public comment through July 7, 2024, at the project web page.

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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