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Unicamp and Taylor & Francis Sign the University’s First Transformative Agreement

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The State University of Campinas (Unicamp), one of Latin America’s leading institutions, has announced a new partnership with Taylor & Francis to increase the global reach and impact of its research through open access (OA) publishing.

Elsevier and SCELC Establish Partnership to Expand Open Access in Elsevier Journals

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Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics and scientific publishing, is pleased to announce an innovative partnership with the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) with a focus on open access. The read and publish transformative agreement, effective from January 2024 for all 37 participating SCELC members, signifies substantial advancement in open scholarship and community engagement while also providing critically important research content to students and researchers.

De Gruyter now connected to OA Switchboard

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As part of the ongoing commitment to an open future, De Gruyter is pleased to announce a new partnership with the OA Switchboard, a collaborative initiative designed to simplify and streamline the sharing of information about open access publications between institutions, libraries, funders, and publishers.

Researchers from over 3700 global institutions now supported by Springer Nature Transformative Agreements

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Springer Nature now supports researchers from over 3700 institutions, across six continents, with open access (OA) publication via its Transformative Agreements (TA). The continued growth of the publisher's TAs underscores the Springer Nature’s in accelerating the global transition to OA, ensuring all who want to publish OA can do so regardless of location or funding.

DIAMAS report investigating the financial sustainability of institutional publishers and service providers

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The DIAMAS (Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication) project has published a report investigating the financial sustainability of institutional publishers and service...

United Arab Emirates University and Taylor & Francis Announce Open Access Partnership

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United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), the first and foremost comprehensive university in UAE, and international research publisher Taylor & Francis have announced a new three-year transformative agreement. Researchers at UAEU can now choose open access (OA) in over 2,500 journals, boosting the potential reach and impact of their work.

cOAlition S welcomes the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information

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Developed by a group of research information specialists, the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information is a community initiative to make research information – such as bibliographic metadata, including funding information and information on use and impact – open to all.

Libraries’ Read and Publish Agreement With Springer Allows Easier Open Access for Researchers

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Syracuse University Libraries recently signed its 12th ‘read and publish’ open access agreement, this time with major academic publisher Springer, expanding the reach of researchers’ scholarly contributions by enabling all University-affiliated authors the ability to publish their work open access in Springer’s more than 2,000 hybrid journals at no charge to them.

Five National Laboratories in the US secure transformative agreements with IOP Publishing driving open...

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Five prominent National Laboratories in the United States have secured transformative agreements with IOP Publishing (IOPP), advancing open access (OA) to research at scale. Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory join a growing number of academic institutions that drive the growth of OA through the adoption of transformative agreements.  

PLOS and Eurodoc partner to advance Open Science principles

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The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (“Eurodoc”), today announced a strategic partnership between the organizations to increase awareness of Open Science, its principles, and its implementation into research practices.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Open Access Policy Refresh

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cOAlition S acknowledges the Open Access Policy Refresh from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and welcomes its ongoing commitment to work in partnership with other funders to make all research articles open by default.

Understanding the current state of play in Open Education in Europe

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Supported by the European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL), this report draws on a survey conducted between November 2023 and January 2024. SPARC Europe follows the uptake of OE and OER in European Higher Education closely: this is the fourth time that we have conducted such a survey.