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De Gruyter and Jisc Collections sign scholarly monographs Purchase-to-Open agreement

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Jisc Collections and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to publish up to 30 eBooks in immediate Gold Open Access, crowdfunded by participating libraries.

Institutions partner with ACS to advance first California-wide transformative OA agreement

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Three California consortia, representing nearly 60 academic and research institutions, and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the first-ever California-wide transformative open access agreement. It is also ACS’ first “read and publish” agreement in the U.S. composed of multiple consortia.

Underline Science Closes Pre-Series A Round To Further Advance Scholarly Research With The Growth...

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Most industries have progressed from paper to all forms of content, how is it that one of our most important industries, science is staying behind. This is something Underline's founder doesn't understand and therefore he is going to change it with the launch of the Underline Digital Video Library (DVL).

Partnership with Max Planck Society marks Springer Nature’s largest open access book deal

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Springer Nature has signed its largest institutional OA book deal with the Max Planck Society through the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL). The agreement covers all Springer Nature book imprints, across a broad range of disciplines, providing OA funding to affiliated authors from over 80 Max Planck Institutes.

Wiley Signs Declaration on Research Assessment, improves commitment to responsible research evaluation

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced it has signed the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which is a world-wide initiative designed to...

Knowledge Unlatched launches the 2022 funding round, introducing new Open Access collections and innovative...

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Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), is pleased to announce the launch of the ninth round of funding today, which has to date helped publish over 3,000 scholarly books and 50 journals OA in a wide range of HSS and STEM fields. This year’s pledging options include KU’s flagship collection well-known to librarians, KU Select Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Books, and several new collections developed in partnerships with renowned academic publishers and university presses.

Springer Nature negotiations aim to secure a transitional open access agreement

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UK institutions are in negotiation with Springer Nature to secure a transitional open access (OA) agreement for the Nature, Nature research journals and Palgrave journals. A proposal that meets the requirements of the sector has not yet been provided.

Dutch Library Consortium UKB and Thieme sign Open Access Read-and-Publish Agreement

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Thieme and the Dutch Library Consortium UKB have concluded a Read-and-Publish agreement, with the Dutch cooperative association for educational and research institutions SURF serving as intermediary party. The agreement includes eleven leading Dutch universities and provides members of the participating institutions with unlimited read access to a total of 55 Thieme journals. In addition, associated scientists and authors may submit an unlimited number of Open Access scientific articles with no additional article processing charge (APC) and under a CC-BY license.

Brill Strengthens Position in Biology and Open Access with Acquisition of Wageningen Academic Publishers

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Brill, the leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology announces today that it has reached agreement with the shareholders of Wageningen Academic Publishers B.V. (WAP) to acquire all shares in the business.

Elsevier Foundation invests in early career researchers

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The Elsevier Foundation, funded by Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is investing more than half a million dollars this year to support inclusive career progression through a series of innovative partnerships, which will nurture early career researchers’ (ECRs’) ability to secure funding, expand their networks, gain recognition and increase representation in their field.

cOAlition S and ALPSP publish toolkit to foster Open Access agreements

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Smaller independent publishers, libraries, and consortia can now more easily enter into Open Access agreements thanks to a set of new tools published by cOAlition S and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). Commenting on the publication of the toolkit, Colleen Campbell, coordinator of the OA2020 Initiative, said: “In order to foster a diverse, open scholarly publishing landscape, libraries and consortia need to broaden the scope of their negotiation strategies to embrace smaller independent publishers, but tailoring each agreement can take considerable time and resources. Shared standards and greater automation are required, and these tools give us a sound foundation from which to build.”

Health Education England has arranged for BMJ Best Practice to continue to provide clinical...

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All healthcare professionals need to be able to use the latest evidence-based information so that they can be confident in making sound clinical decisions to improve patient outcomes. At the same time generalists, early career professionals and learners all value the opportunity to gain a quick overview of a topic, revise their knowledge, reflect on and share reliable information with patients.