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Springer Nature, publisher of Nature and Scientific American, to build stronger understanding of US...

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As part of its ongoing strategic intent to provide the best possible service to the US research ecosystem, Springer Nature is launching a US Research Advisory Council (USRAC).

EDP Sciences and Knowledge Unlatched announce a Subscribe-to-Open collaboration

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In May 2021, EDP Sciences has announced that its complete mathematics journal portfolio of six subscription titles—including the flagship journal "ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical analysis"— transitioned to Open Access (OA) under the innovative Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model.

New database expands access to open content on OCLC FirstSearch service

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A new database of open access content on the OCLC FirstSearch service will help researchers easily find open access resources from familiar content providers. Developed in response to requests from FirstSearch users, the Open Access Content database expands on OCLC’s 20-year history of partnering with the world’s leading content providers to represent high-quality open content in WorldCat and OCLC services.

IOP Publishing signs four-year read and publish agreement with IReL

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IOP Publishing has signed a transformative agreement with the IReL consortium in Ireland. Through the ‘read and publish’ agreement, which lasts until the end of 2024, authors affiliated with eight member institutions of the consortium can publish open access papers in IOPP’s hybrid journals, with no article publication charges for qualifying articles at the point of publication.

Springer Nature and LYRASIS announce open access sponsorship agreement for books that support research...

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Springer Nature has signed its first sponsorship agreement for open access books with LYRASIS, a US non-profit membership association of libraries, archives, and museums, starting in 2021.

Robert Kiley seconded to cOAlition S as Head of Strategy

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To help deliver the successful implementation of Plan S, Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research at Wellcome, has been seconded to cOAlition S as Head of Strategy for 6 months, from 1st June 2021.

Institutions maintain positions in 2020 Nature Index Annual Tables, despite pandemic

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The Nature Index Annual Tables, released today, look at institutions and countries producing high-quality natural-sciences research, and show that despite the challenges and limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the institutions which were strong in 2019 remained strong in 2020.

New national agreement helps UK universities evaluate journal agreements with publishers

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SCONUL, the professional association for academic and research libraries, and Jisc, the not-for-profit technology provider for research and education, have negotiated a national agreement with not-for-profit Our Research.

Clarivate to Acquire ProQuest for 5.3 Billion, Creating a Leading Global Provider of Mission...

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Clarivate plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire ProQuest, a leading global software, data and analytics provider to academic, research and national institutions, from Cambridge Information Group

Royal Society sets 75% threshold to ‘flip’ its research journals to Open Access over...

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In an exciting new chapter for its scientific publishing, the Royal Society today (Thursday 13 May) sets out how it will transition its primary research journals to open access and make more of its world-leading research available to all.

ALPSP Annual Conference goes virtual for second year: 15-17 September 2021

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The ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards 2021 is to be run as a virtual event for the second year running under the key themes of 'Discoverability and Accessibility' and 'The Great Reset: Scenario planning for life after COVID.’

Research by Emerald Publishing highlights the need for innovation in research output to make...

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A new report by Emerald Publishing has found that academics have a strong desire to change the way research is presented to make it more useable in a post-Covid world. They call for faster dissemination and easier use of research for non-academics, including students, some of which will go on to become the researchers of tomorrow.