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Springer Nature Health acquires Austrian health tech start-up, Medbee

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For nearly a century, Springer Nature has been providing doctors, dentists and pharmacists with trusted insights - advancing medical knowledge for the benefit of patients. Its health division brings together brands such as Springer Medizin, Springer Healthcare and Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, providing better diagnostics, treatment and care of patients.

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.

SSP events to discuss the future of and new directions in scholarly publishing

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September is shaping up to be quite a busy month for the future of scholarly publishing. Should we focus on addressing the growing suspicion of science, shrinking funding for universities, critiques of the value of peer review, or the industry’s trend toward market consolidation? Or something else? SSP has several opportunities for discussing these issues and more with your peers this month.

cOAlition S applauds the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy’s OA policy...

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cOAlition S – an international consortium of research funding and performing organisations working to deliver full and immediate Open Access – welcomes the announcement from the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy mandating that all federally funded research results should be made immediately available and in ways which allow others to build upon and reuse them.

Publisher announces fourth transformative agreement for its flagship Nature titles

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Springer Nature and the FinELIB consortium have agreed a three year open access (OA) deal for the publishers’ flagship titleNature and the Nature research journals. This marks the latest transformative agreement (TA)  for the publisher’s highly selective titles following agreements with Bibsam, CDL and MPDL.

OSTP Issues Guidance to Make Federally Funded Research Freely Available Without Delay

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Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated U.S. policy guidance to make the results of taxpayer-supported research immediately available to the American public at no cost. In a memorandum to federal departments and agencies, Dr. Alondra Nelson, the head of OSTP, delivered guidance for agencies to update their public access policies as soon as possible to make publications and research funded by taxpayers publicly accessible, without an embargo or cost.

BMA appoints Peter Vicary-Smith as new Chair of BMJ

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The BMA has appointed Peter Vicary-Smith as the new chair of BMJ and a non-executive director of the BMA. Mr Vicary-Smith retired from the role of Chief Executive with Which? in 2018 and he is currently a non-Executive director at Northumbrian Water and at Oxford Brookes University.

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.

Clarivate announces changes to the 2023 Journal Citation Reports

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Clarivate Plc , a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced that in the 2023 release of the Journal Citation Reports all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals will receive a Journal Impact Factor (JIF)™.

Elsevier launches global initiative to assess the impact of the pandemic on confidence in...

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Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has today announced the launch of a global collaboration that will include new, independent research led by Economist Impact. The initiative aims to assess the drivers of confidence in research, examine how researchers have experienced the increased public attention on science during the pandemic, and the implications this has had on the academic research community.

Wiley announces its continued investment in open access solution – Oable

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Wiley, a global leader in research and education, today announced its continued investment in Oable by making the innovative open access (OA) workflow management solution available to 34 customers. Oable was developed by Knowledge Unlatched, which Wiley acquired in 2021 to advance both organizations’ shared commitment to make open access simple and easy for librarians, researchers, and publishers.