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APE Conference tackles the future of the permanent record

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The 17th APE 2022 Conference, which will once again be online-only, is tackling the vital question of the future of the permanent record of science.

PLOS Expands Footprint in the European Union with a Publishing Agreement in Germany

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is pleased to announce an agreement with Sachsen Consortia to facilitate unlimited publishing across all 12 PLOS titles with no fees for researchers. This agreement encompasses PLOS’ three innovative publishing models, ensuring researchers from 9 Saxon institutions benefit from frictionless, fee-free publishing with PLOS. This agreement represents PLOS’ second major consortia deal in the European Union.

Research funders invest in ‘publish, then review’ model for science publishing

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eLife is pleased to announce today that its four funders, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Max Planck Society and Wellcome, are extending their support for the non-profit organisation. The new investment will boost eLife’s efforts to openly review and curate research published as preprints.

AIP Publishing to Launch Two Fully Open Access Journals in 2022

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AIP Publishing (AIPP) is pleased to announce the addition of two new titles to the growing family of Open Access (OA) journals. APL Energy and APL Machine Learning will join a portfolio that also includes APL Materials, APL Photonics, and APL Bioengineering – three high-impact Gold OA journals that advance open science while preserving the diversity, quality, and financial sustainability of the peer-reviewed publishing upon which our research community depends. The journals will open for submissions in mid-2022 and start publishing by the end of 2022.

CCC exceeds 1,000 institutions and funders on its RightsLink for Scientific Communications Platform

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leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that it has surpassed 1,000 institutions and funders on its RightsLink for Scientific Communications (RLSC) platform.

Springer Nature expands its eBook portfolio in Artificial Intelligence, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science...

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Springer Nature has acquired the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science from Morgan & Claypool Publishers, a pioneer in online publishing of concise books on the newest areas of engineering and computer science. 

IFIS chooses The Charlesworth Group for sales support in China

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Not-for-profit publisher and educational charity, IFIS, are strengthening their existing partnership with The Charlesworth Group, with representation for local specialist sales support in China. Charlesworth currently provide WeChat marketing services to IFIS and bringing together marketing and sales will help to drive brand awareness, new subscriptions and usage in China.

Springer Nature Group to fund the planting of 10,000 trees in support of sustainable...

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To celebrate becoming the first to publish one million Open Access (OR) articles, research and education publisher Springer Nature has announced it will fund the planting of 10,000 trees – one for every employee - over the next year, in the Khasi Hills in Northeast India.

Direct to Open enables the MIT Press to publish its full list of spring...

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The MIT Press today announced that it has reached the fifty percent threshold for participation in the Direct to Open (D2O) initiative, an innovative sustainable framework for open access monographs. Thanks to the early support of participating institutions, the full list of spring 2022 scholarly monographs and edited collections from the MIT Press will now be published open access. The D2O commitment window has also been extended through June 30, 2022. 

OpenAthens Launches MyAthens Plus with CORE open access

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Newly redesigned OpenAthens’ library-owned information portal MyAthens Plus has just announced its integration with CORE, the world’s largest collection of open access full texts, which are used and referenced by people globally, including researchers, libraries, software developers, funders and many more. 

Frontiers announces its first partnership with a leading Chinese University

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Zhejiang University Press (ZUP), one of the leading academic publishers in China, and the open science publisher Frontiers announce their official partnership.

Wiley and Virginia Library Consortium VIVA announce three year open access agreement

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a three year open access agreement with VIVA, a consortium of more than seventy libraries and academic institutions throughout the US state of Virginia, to begin in 2022.