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Heidi Fraser-Krauss takes over as Jisc CEO

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Moving from a role as executive director of corporate services at the University of Sheffield,  Fraser-Krauss replaces Paul Feldman, who is retiring after more than six years at the helm.

Karger Publishers Further Expands into Open Access and Open Science

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Karger Publishers has further expanded its Open Access journal portfolio and Open Science practices, enhancing options for open communications in health sciences. 

UN must explicitly recognise role of science in combating global challenges, according to Nature...

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Speaking at the opening plenary of the Science Summit of the UN General Assembly, Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief of the world leading scientific journal Nature, called on the United Nations to recognise more explicitly the role of science and the scientific community in solving the most pressing global challenges facing the world. 

The Association for Computing Machinery signs new transformative open access publishing agreement with the...

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have signed the largest transformational open access (OA) publishing agreement in China to date. As a local third-party representing the specific requirements of ACM and CAS, The Charlesworth Group also helped facilitate this first transformational open access agreement for ACM in China.

Oxford University Press launches new branding as the next step in its digital transformation

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Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s largest university press, has today launched new branding which supports its ongoing transformation to become a digital-first business and enhance its aim to make knowledge and learning more accessible through the power of technology. 

NERL and CRL sign agreement to support Direct to Open from the MIT Press

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The MIT Press, the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL), and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced that NERL will handle the central licensing and invoicing for MIT Press’ Direct to Open (D2O) for NERL and CRL member libraries.

Karger Publishers Advances Open Access with Plan S-Aligned Transformative Journals

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Karger Publishers is adopting the Plan S-aligned ‘Transformative Journal’ model for a growing number of journals, acting on its commitment to accelerate the transition to Open Access (OA). 

Karger Publishers Continues to Strive for Open Science

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Karger Publishers and ChronosHub launch partnership to further support the Open Science movement. The partnership will play a central role in supporting the transition to Open Science for Karger Publishers’ authors and institutional customers through a simplified user experience.

ALPSP Copyright Committee responds to UKRI Open Access Policy

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As an international trade association, ALPSP supports and represents not-for-profit organizations that publish scholarly and professional content, as well as those that work with them.  ALPSP members are very supportive of open access and have already taken and continue to take significant steps to ensure that as much content as possible is published on an open access basis.

2021 Open Access Week Theme to be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building...

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2021 Open Access Week Theme to be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”

Frontiers statement on UKRI August 2021

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“UKRI’s announcement that all peer-reviewed research articles resulting from its funding must be universally available on the day of publication is a significant milestone for the open-science movement. This new requirement, which many of us have been supporting for years, stands to benefit people everywhere and attests to the progress and impact of open-access funding mandates, especially Plan S, in recent years.

Jisc to manage central licensing and invoicing for Direct to Open from the MIT...

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It has become easier for Jisc member libraries to make a strategic choice and switch from buying scholarly books from the MIT Press once for a single collection to funding them once, open access, for the world while enjoying exclusive benefits including backlist access and trade collection discounts