Home Featured

Featured

PLOS and the Big Ten Academic Alliance Announce Publishing Deal

0
The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced an agreement for BTAA members to participate in PLOS’ Community Action Publishing (CAP) program. The agreement ensures time to test and evaluate this new community-based model and allows BTAA researchers to publish in PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine without incurring fees.

Data deposition required for all C19 Rapid Review publishers

0
The C19 Rapid Review Initiative – a large-scale collaboration of organisations across the scholarly publishing industry - has agreed to mandate data deposition across the original group of journals that set up the collaboration (eLife, F1000 Research, Hindawi, PeerJ, PLOS, Royal Society, FAIRsharing, Outbreak Science Rapid PREreview, GigaScience, Life Science Alliance, Ubiquity Press, UCL, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, BMC, RoRi and AfricArXiv).

Jisc and Springer Nature extend commitment to open access publishing

0
Jisc and Springer Nature have extended the UK Compact agreement by including the prestigious Academic Journals (AJs) on nature.com which includes some of the world’s most internationally renowned medical titles.

The most discussed and shared research and commentary of 2020

0
From Covid-19 to engineering the perfect espresso, controversial, important, and unusual research and scholarly editorials from across the sciences, arts, and humanities feature in this year's Altmetric Top 100 list, released today.

New Read & Publish Open Access agreement between The Company of Biologists and the...

0
The Company of Biologists is delighted to announce a three-year Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the Max Planck Digital Library.

Max Planck Society, Rockefeller University Press Enter “Read-and-Publish” Transformative Agreement

0
Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has signed an unlimited “read-and-publish” transformative agreement with Rockefeller University Press (RUP) on behalf of the Max Planck Society. The agreement covers Open Access (OA) publishing of articles in RUP’s three hybrid journals: Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) and Journal of General Physiology (JGP).

Springer Nature CEO calls for greater collaboration across the research community to accelerate open...

0
Frank Vrancken Peeters, Chief Executive Officer of leading OA publisher Springer Nature, will today call for greater partnership within publishing and the wider research community, pointing to the benefits such engagement has delivered over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic.

American Chemical Society statement on final EPA transparency rule

0
The American Chemical Society (ACS) expresses strong disappointment with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent decision to finalize a rule changing the nature of the data and scientific information used in rulemaking, “Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information.”

Wiley announces the acquisition of Hindawi for $298m

0
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Hindawi Limited, an innovator in open access (OA) publishing and one of the world's fastest-growing scientific research publishers, for a total purchase price of $298 million.

Library consortium and Thieme conclude further contract for open access transformation

0
The Thieme Group has concluded a transformation agreement with ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences, the Forschungszentrum Jülich and eight other specialist libraries. As part of the current agreement, which comes into effect on 1 January 2021, authors of the participating institutions receive the opportunity to publish original papers in four international specialist Thieme journals on an open access basis without additional costs.

ALPSP launches new support services to meet changing member needs

0
Following a difficult year for many organizations operating in the scholarly publishing landscape, ALPSP has responded to its members’ needs by introducing a number of new benefits and support packages to be launched in 2021.

Restructuring at Frankfurter Buchmesse complete

0
Streamlined structures at Frankfurter Buchmesse / Planning for 2021 book fair has begun / Feedback from more than 200 customers has been evaluated. The restructuring announced by Frankfurter Buchmesse in November has been completed: corporate structures have been streamlined and the announced reduction in headcount has largely been concluded.