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Taylor & Francis Group and Jisc agree transformational deal for UK research

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Taylor & Francis Group and Jisc have signed a three-year transitional agreement combining access and open access (OA) publishing to Taylor & Francis Group’s portfolio of journals.

Milestone year for open-access publisher Frontiers

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The open-access scholarly publisher Frontiers is pleased to share its progress results for 2020 today. The organization, which was founded in 2007, reached several significant milestones last year. These include more than one billion research article views and downloads, the publication of its 150,000th research article, a 10% increase in staff count worldwide, and maintaining its position as the fifth most-cited publisher.

Karger Publishers and Iceland Consortium Finalize Open Access Agreement

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Karger is the first scientific publisher to sign a transformative Open Access (OA) agreement in Iceland. The contract provides access to all Karger e-journals (including backfiles) and enables OA publishing with no additional cost to authors.

Cambridge University Press announces 129 new Open Access publishing agreements with US institutions

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Cambridge University Press is leading the move to new Open Access (OA) journals publishing agreements in the United States through an unprecedented expansion of transformative “Read and Publish” deals.

Springer Nature increases the number of its national Transformative Agreements to 13 with its...

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Springer Nature and IReL, a nationally funded e-resource licensing consortium of publicly funded Irish higher educational institutions, have agreed a four year transformative agreement (TA). This new deal, the 13th for Springer Nature - more than any other publisher, gives publications from researchers across Ireland increased global reach

Taylor & Francis Group and IReL agree three year ‘read and publish’ deal

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IReL and Taylor & Francis Group have signed a new transformative agreement for three years starting in March 2021. IReL is a licensing consortium of nine participating Irish publicly-funded higher education institutions.

Commission launches open access publishing platform for scientific papers

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Today, the European Commission launched Open Research Europe, a publishing platform for scientific papers that will be accessible to everyone. The platform will present the results of research funded by Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme for 2021-2027, and its predecessor, Horizon 2020.

SAGE and IREL strike a transformative agreement

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SAGE has an agreement with IReL, the consortium for Irish publicly funded higher education institutions to publish articles open access. Further information can be found on the IReL site.

Karger Publishers and Jisc Sign Open Access Agreement

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Karger Publishers has signed a publish and read agreement with Jisc, the not-for-profit technology provider of research and education which negotiates with publishers on behalf of UK universities.

Jisc launches toolkit to help new university presses to publish open access

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Jisc, the not for profit for research and education, is today launching a toolkit that will help new university presses to find sustainable ways to publish open access.

Scholastica Announces New White Paper: How publishers can use Agile methodologies to respond to...

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The report explores how implementing Agile project management methodologies can help journal publishers respond to change factors — from the COVID-19 pandemic to new OA policies — and find ways to make research more accessible and sustainable in the process. It features first-hand case studies from publishers using Agile methodologies to pilot new OA journal models and rapid peer review initiatives.

Springer Nature and UC Berkeley Library sign new open access book partnership

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Springer Nature has signed its first ever institutional open access (OA) book agreement with the University of California, Berkeley Library. The agreement will cover a broad range of book titles across all disciplines — from humanities and social sciences to sciences, technology and mathematics and, starting in 2021 and running for at least three years, will provide open access funding to UC Berkeley affiliated authors.